The John F. Kennedy Center’s president, Michael Kaiser, has set up a new non-profit –an online arts crisis hotline –for arts organizations needing administrative counseling during the current economic downturn.

The Arts In Crisis initiative connects arts organizations with mentors, Kennedy Center experts, and arts administrators who will consult and advise struggling organizations via email, phone on fundraising, budgeting, marketing, technology, board building. And the site pledges:

Requests for assistance will be handled with respect and held in confidence.

Organizations can register here:

Read more in Jacqueline Trescott’s article on