This Code of Conduct outlines the behaviour we expect of all people involved in Blackwinged Creatives’ events in all activities, across online and offline spaces. This includes participants, staff, volunteers, and any person participating in our activities or on site of the event, online or in person.

We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and safe environment for people regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex or sexual orientation.

In addition, we will not discriminate because of working patterns, trade union membership (or non-membership), family or caring responsibilities, socio-economic barriers or spent convictions. We will not tolerate harassment or bullying on these or any other grounds, or attitudes and behaviours that amounts to discrimination. 


Encouraged Behaviours:

  • Be friendly and patient.
  • Be welcoming.
  • Be considerate.
  • Be respectful and polite to one another.
  • Be careful in your word phrasing and tone.
  • Assume all communications are positive, don’t jump to conclusions.
  • When there is disagreement remember other viewpoints are not necessarily wrong. Work together to understand different views, and be respectful of one another.
  • Remember that there are those who experience illness, impairments and are neurodiverse, whether visible or invisible, ongoing or temporary.

Behaviours that Won’t Be Tolerated:

  • Verbal, written, or physical abuse, harassment or bullying.
  • Discrimination in any form, towards any individual or group.

Finally, any form of art can, and should, be challenging, experimental, exploratory and bold. Artistic freedom of expression is essential but the creative space must be a safe space. However, it is never appropriate to push people to share their personal experiences to deepen the work. If it is offered, it has to remain within the trust of the working group.

If you feel you are the victim of harassment, you are encouraged to log your experience (Talk to Spot is a good tool) and inform the Producer at the earliest opportunity. Often a speedy approach to a problem may stop it developing into something more serious.

Adapted from: https://www.hotosm.org/code-of-conduct.html and https://royalcourttheatre.com/code-of-behaviour/