February 2018

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February 2018

News & Notices

Rigging Safety Grants – Fall 2017

USITT has approved funding for stage rigging inspections and safety training at no cost for 10 additional schools as part of its Rigging Safety Initiative (RSI). The Rigging Safety Initiative is sponsored by H&H Specialties, ETC, and JR Clancy.

RSI has approved applications from more than 100 schools spanning across 25 states since its start in 2011. Schools can apply for the free inspections twice a year, in spring & fall. A USITT panel of rigging experts determines when applicants are approved based on need, safety concerns, and the amount of funding available.

The schools that have been awarded free inspections as well as four to six hours of safety training for up to eight staff members and students are:

  • Bound Brook High School
    Bound Brook, New Jersey
  • Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School
    Broadview Heights, Ohio
  • Buhach Colony High School
    Atwater, California
  • Jesuit High School
    Portland, Oregon
  • Lathrop High School
    Fairbanks, Alaska
  • North Pole High School
    Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Sylmar Charter High School
    Simi Valley, California
  • Timothy Christian Schools
    Elmhurst, Illinois
  • West Valley High School
    Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Western High School
    Louisville, Kentucky

Applications for the next funding cycle are due April 20.

Learn more about the Rigging Safety Initiative and apply.