The ESTA Board of Directors have created the ESTA Foundation to be established as a 501(c)3 organization, which will provide entry-level entertainment technicians with the essential skills necessary to practice their craft. ESTA's Technical Education Commit-tee and its subcommittees — Essential Skills, Publications & Assessments and Seminars & Training — have been moved under the auspices of the Foundation.

The ESTA Foundation's mission is to develop, publish, and market educational programs to establish and provide the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to pursue careers in the entertainment technology industry; fund research, publications, and education on safety and the advancement of technology within the industry; provide scholarships and grants to individuals or related organizations to further education; and provide financial aid and assistance to members of the entertainment technology community who demonstrate need based on serious illness, accident, or death. For information, contact Greer Morrison at 212-244-1505 or gmorrison@esta.org.