Earthquakes, wildfires, eruptions, and water leaks-- disasters both great and small beset Alaska cultural organizations. Through the Preparing Alaska's Cultural Organizations for Emergencies (PACO) program, staff at collecting institutions across Alaska can access training and coaching resources that will enhance our disaster preparedness and resiliency.
From 2021-2022, LAM will lead a comprehensive emergency training program for three cohorts of participants. The training program includes the following:
Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, participation in the PACO program is free of charge for staff and/or key volunteers at cultural organizations. This includes travel to the workshop.
The PACO program taps into nationally-recognized emergency training programs like Finding Common Ground, connects with instructors and coaches experienced in disaster planning and response, and brings together a wide variety of collecting institutions and agencies so that together we can build the capacity of Alaska's cultural organizations to be prepared for and respond to emergencies.
Participants must enroll in one of the following online courses:
Participants will also attend one of the following workshops (all dates subject to change):
*Participants are encouraged to enroll in the workshop that is closest to their home community regardless of their cohort selection.
To take part in the PACO program participants must:
The Preparing Alaska's Cultural Organizations for Emergencies Program has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.