Musicians Charter

By deciding to be a performer at the Open Tuning Festival, I agree to and acknowledge the following:

  1. Open Tuning is a free event, with no corporate sponsorship. I will not be compensated for my involvement in the festival. I’m playing for the love of music and my support of community-building.
  2. Open Tuning is open to performers and audience members of all ages. I will be sensitive to the diversity of ages and backgrounds of potential audience members, and will choose my material to ensure that it is appropriate for this broad range.
  3. Open Tuning is an inclusive event at which racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive language and lyrics will not be tolerated.
  4. I will participate with a sense of respect for the concept, a collaborative spirit with my neighbours and fellow performers, and patience for the volunteer organizers.  
  5. I am responsible for self-promotion of my performance and recognize that Open Tuning will do its best to promote all performers equally on a best efforts basis.
  6. I will help spread to the word to make Open Tuning a success so that we can do it all again next year!
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