RVK FRINGE CODE OF CONDUCT
Following are some simple rules valid throughout the festival.
In short, we are queer-friendly, religion-friendly, child-friendly, all gender-friendly, all race-friendly, international-friendly, novice- and experienced-friendly, kink- and vanilla-friendly, trans-friendly, polyamory-friendly, fat-friendly, skinny-friendly and overall just really friendly!
We however do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism or any other awful -ism’s, and will kick you out if we hear of any offending behaviour.
The fine print:
By attending this festival, you acknowledge that images may be captured during the event using photography and video, and that unless you request otherwise these images may be used by to promote the festival, or any events taking place therein, in future, or provided to the media for publication.
At some events you may be allowed to take photos yourself, at others it may be strictly forbidden. This will be determined on a case by case basis and will always be advertised before, or even during some shows. Please respect it when there is a ban on photography.
Children must be accompanied at all times, as RVK Fringe cannot take responsibility for those children.
Adults are also reminded that some of the performances at this festival include content which is not appropriate for children. They are asked to ensure that children in their care don’t attend performances or take part in games or workshops where there is a marked age limit.
RVK Fringe is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of attendees, performers, volunteers or organisers in any form. Anyone violating these rules may be asked to leave the festival at the discretion of the organisers.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. You can do this by contacting the stage manager at your nearest venue.
If you do not feel comfortable reporting this in person, you can also let us know by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
Personal verbal comments that relate to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.
Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.
Harassing photography or recording.
Sustained disruption of shows, talks or other events.
Inappropriate physical contact.
Unwelcome sexual attention.
Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, we retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the festival.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please let us know. We will respond as promptly as we can.
This code of conduct applies to official RVK Fringe spaces, as well as Bring Your Own Venue spaces. If you are being harassed by someone at a BYOVenue location where there may not be a festival staff member on site, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment seriously.
RVK Fringe reserves the right to exclude people from the festival based on their past behaviour, and turn down applications if the applicant has a history of harassment. We also reserve the right to refuse applications that promote sexism, racism, homophobia or any other prejudice in their work that we feel goes against our code of conduct.
In order to protect volunteers from abuse, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith.
INJURIES AND LOST ITEMS
RVK Fringe is not responsible for any loss, theft, damage or injury that may occur during the festival.
In the end we hope to create a safe space for everyone so we can enjoy this festival together - long live the Fringe!