Community Agreement


The Sundance Institute and Sundance Co//ab support bold, creative independent art and artists.

Our digital spaces, courses, and virtual live events encourage the open exchange of ideas and perspectives with a free-flowing discourse anchored in mutual respect. Robust and inclusive debate is intrinsic to our community values and we encourage all community members to follow the golden rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated.

We hold steadfast in our commitment to freedom of creative expression while simultaneously lifting up anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-discriminatory practices in all areas of the Sundance Co//ab community. We strive for a harassment-free, safe, and respectful environment that protects community members from conduct that is inappropriate, disruptive, abusive, and threatening.

Therefore, we ask that everyone in the Sundance Co//ab community do their part in creating an environment that is welcoming, safe, and inspiring to all by committing to being:

  • Inclusive and respectful of people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, age, physical appearance and body size, language spoken, and immigration or economic status by refraining from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior or speech.
  • Intentional with your words by abstaining from hate speech or actions of any kind, including the abuse of chat function (ex. trolling).
  • Mindful of the boundaries of others by avoiding unwelcome sexual attention, harassment, stalking, and inappropriate physical contact of any kind. 
  • Respectful of moderators, artists, and audience members by refraining from sustained disruption of courses or other virtual live events.
  • Conscious of the power you hold by not engaging in abuse or intimidation including that related to race, gender, position, or wealth.
  • Respectful of the individual expression and intellectual property of others.  It also requires that you acknowledge that others may have a similar or the same story idea or concept as yours.

While this site depends on the generosity, respect, and good faith of all the users, it is not a substitute for or waiver of standard intellectual property law including copyright, trademark, moral rights as well as right of privacy and/or right of publicity.  Participation also requires that you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

We're proud to be a welcoming and generous community where collaboration, mutual respect,  and a desire to inspire positive change in the world are behind everything we do.