Festival Guide

Principles of Safer Space

By participating in the festival, you agree to comply with safer space guidelines:

  • Respect everyone’s personal space, both physical and mental. Respect self-determination. Do not touch another person without asking for permission. Remember that you cannot know where another person’s boundaries lie without asking them. Ask to be given space yourself if you need it.
  • Don’t mock, ridicule, disparage, sideline or humiliate anyone with your words, behaviour or actions. Refrain from criticising appearances, gossiping and perpetuating stereotypes.
  • Don’t make assumptions based on appearance or action. Don’t make assumptions about other people’s sexuality, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, values, socio-economic background, health or ability.
  • Give space. Do your best to ensure that everyone gets to participate in discussions. Don’t disregard other people’s opinions; give others the chance to speak. Respect the privacy of others and treat sensitive topics respectfully.
  • Listen and learn. Embrace new topics, people and perspectives with an open mind. Treat every topic and situation you encounter as an opportunity to learn and develop.
  • Apologise if you have intentionally or unintentionally hurt others.
  • Here’s what to do if you experience harassment or other inappropriate treatment
    • Intervene if you see someone behaving inappropriately or otherwise violating the safer space guidelines.
    • If you experience or notice inappropriate behaviour at activities or events, you can contact the harassment contact person x:. If necessary, the person behaving inappropriately can be removed from the venue immediately.

Apologise if you have intentionally or unintentionally hurt others.