Installation Site Policy

Facilities and Public Safety support RISD’s academic programs and the successful installation of art necessary to these programs. In accordance with RISD fire protection and life safety systems, these guidelines must be followed when designing, assigning and approving art installations on the RISD campus. The guidelines contained in the permit are designed to ensure that all student work is installed according to RISD safety and environmental regulations; local and federal codes and regulations.


Division deans, department heads and the Providence Fire Department must approve requests for installations involving open flames. Approval may take up to 30 days. Upon approval, such installations must be supervised at all times by department technician or faculty member. Proper fire safety equipment, as determined by Facilities, Environmental, Health and Safety and Public Safety must be present at all times.

Rhode Island School of Design Installation Site Guidelines and Permit