What is ACTS?
ACTS is a not-for-profit corporation that provides health, safety, industrial hygiene, technical services, and safety publications to the arts, crafts, museums, and theater communities. A part of the fees from our consulting services goes to support our free and low-cost services for artists. We gratefully accept donations, but do not solicit them from the artists who call here for help and advice. We recognize that artists and performers are among the least affluent groups in society.
ACTS also will not accept money or take advertising in our publications from manufacturers of artists materials or businesses whose interests could conflict with ours. We want artists to know that we have no financial incentive to make our product and safety recommendations.
ACTS' clients have included
THEATERS: Broadway Theater Companies' Cats, La Cage aux Folles and Les Miserables; Julliard School of Music; Opera America at the Kennedy Center; The Canadian Opera, The Canadian Stage Company, and The National Ballet in Toronto; The Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake; The Sydney Opera House, Australia; Her Majesties Theater in Melbourne; Yale School of Drama; Brandeis University Theater Department; Boston University Theater Department; Santa Fe Opera; St. Louis Opera Theater; Mel Tillis Theater and Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO; Portland Opera Company; Center Stage in Baltimore; Glimmerglass Opera; Citadel Theater, Edmonton; the International Federation of Actors conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
HEALTH AGENCIES: the New York University Graduate School of Medicine's Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses; Arthur D. Little, Inc.; the Harvard School of Public Health; The Harvard Educational Resource Center for Occupational Safety and Health; the Vermont Public Health Department.
CONSERVATION FACILITIES: The J. Paul Getty Museum (1982), The Smithsonian Institution; the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago; the Brooklyn Museum; the Winterthur Museum, Wilmington DE; the National Park Service (five historic site facilities); the Canadian Conservation Institute; International Institute for Conservation, the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa; The British Museum of Natural History; the University of Melbourne Conservation Unit; The Royal Ontario Museum.