Arts, Culture, and Humanities

THE UNITED STATES INSTITUTE FOR THEATRE TECHNOLOGY SOUTHWEST REGIONAL SECTION INC.

Quick Facts

aka SWUSITT

Houston, TX

Mission

SWUSITT is an independent organization of design, production, and technology professionals, educators, and students in the visual and performing arts industry. SWUSITT is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting THEATRE DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, and EDUCTION as a right to every individual. Our organization provides the opportunity for educational symposia, volunteerism, networking, and mentorship. We are proud to partner with numerous commercial vendors and sponsors that support theatre arts and theatre technology.

Ruling Year

2017

President

George Curry

Main Address

5106 Oasis Park

Houston, TX 77021 USA

Keywords

Theatre, Education, Design, Technology, Management

EIN

74-2233131

 Number

5097544294

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Theater (A65)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Our programs

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SWUSITT Annual Winter Symposium

SWUSITT Student Design, Technology, and Management Competition

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Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The mission and goal of SWUSITT is to promote Theatre Design, Technology and Education as a right to every individual.

By focusing on educational and experiential opportunities for our members and fostering the ideals of volunteerism, mentorship and service, we provide the ability for our members to broaden their knowledge and personal experience of Theatre Design and Technology.

Through outreach to current and potential members, partnering with regional and national vendors, and industry professional's SWUSITT has seen it's membership double over the past 5 years. By partnering with other organizations with similar missions we are able to provide unique opportunities for our members.

SWUSITT measures it's progress and success in two major ways:
1. Community/Industry Support of Programs and Initiatives
2. Membership Retention, Involvement and Success

Over the past 5 years, SWUSITT has seen its corporate donations and community/industry involvement dramatically increase. Through the establishment of a scholarship endowment, and long term partnerships with community leaders SWUSITT has seen a sustained membership body. SWUSITT is still working on long term membership retention and involvement.

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes