December 2016

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December 2016

News & Notices


Costume Study Tour

Discover British Costume Collections sponsored by the Arts University Bournemouth United Kingdom, June 12-23, 2017. Only 30 spaces are available. Those attending will have exclusive access for research to the unseen pieces from various notable British museums and National Trust resources. Other highlights will include cultural visits and specialist workshops at the Arts University Bournemouth including full access to its costume studio. For more information, click here.

United Scenic Artists Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship Committee of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 has announced an exciting opportunity for those who wish to improve their skills in scenic artistry. Apprenticeship applications open July 1, 2016. Applications can be obtained at the union office or downloaded from the website. For more information, click here.

North Carolina HB2

In May of this year, USITT issued a statement indicating that the National Organization would withhold doing business in North Carolina in response to that state’s HB2. The North Carolina Legislature has since amended HB2 restoring the right of citizens to file claims of discrimination in State Court. With these legal rights restored USITT’s position can now change. While the laws in North Carolina may still be considered controversial, the broad range of our membership is once again afforded legal recourse protection. USITT’s overall commitment to diversity and inclusion remains resolute, however we can now acknowledge that the conditions in North Carolina have changed enough to restore our ability to host events and activities in the state as we do in other states. Thank you to our members in North Carolina for bringing this legislative change to our attention.