Crisis And Mitigation Coach Training & Network

With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the National Coalition of Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER) has developed the Crisis Analysis & Mitigation (CAM) Coaching Program: a nationwide network of arts responders trained to coach distressed communities in developing or expanding mitigation efforts using the arts and creativity. Rather than waiting for another disaster to occur, NCAPER’s CAM Network coaches can work with affected communities as part of the mitigation process to be better prepared for the next disaster.

CAM Network Coaches

What You Will Learn & Do

Coaching Skills

Build deep relationships and trust between the emergency management and the arts and creative sectors to build stronger, more resilient, ready communities that serve everyone well.

Facilitation Skills

Become certified to facilitate Engage: Creative Community Readiness and Shift: Community Mitigation Workshops that will increase collaboration, diversity of participation and effectiveness of direct aid in times of crisis.

Build the Network

Connect to national arts preparedness, disaster, and emergency resources.

Represent your region in national readiness and mitigation networking activities.

Training Details

Twelve people will be selected for the 2022 CAM Coach Training. Precedence will be given to applicants from states that are not currently represented. There is no charge to the coaches for the training and certification. Travel expenses will be covered when necessary. You will receive notification of acceptance into the training program from NCAPER by December 5, 2022. Coaches must attend all of the CAM Training provided by the Air Collaborative and complete FEMA and Air Facilitator certification tests.

2023 Training Dates – all on ZOOM

January 18 -19 3:00 – 6:00pm Eastern

January 30 – February 2 2:00 – 6:00pm Eastern

Cam Network Workshops

in January 2023 we trained our second cohort of Crisis, Analysis, & mitigation cohort of Arts Administrators from across the country. We continue to grow the network to bring creativity to emergency management to serve every community well.

Houma, LA 2023

Sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and supported by NCAPER Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum hosted a Shift Mitigation Workshop addressing communication gaps during a hurricane.

Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia 2023

Sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and supported by NCAPER, The Maryland Arts Council and the International Association of Blacks and Dance of people from across the DMV region attended the  Shift Mitigation Workshop February 9-11, 2023.

Coach Qualifications & Expectations

Twelve people will be selected for the 2023 CAM Coach Training. Precedence will be given to applicants from states that are not currently represented. Coaches should be arts administrators (any creative discipline) who:

  • Employed in a national, state, or local arts agency or organization with the ability to add arts responder duties to their job responsibilities for at least one year.

  • Have experience or interest in building preparedness within the arts sector and communities.

  • Complete the virtual, 30-hour training and certification tests

  • Facilitate/participate in one Engage: Readiness and one Shift mitigation-focused Workshop

  • Attend monthly cohort meetings via Zoom for one year.

Cam Coach Application Process

Submit your application by November 14, 2022.