Venues Charter

By agreeing to be a venue host for 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 providing a venue for the love of music and my support of community-building.
  2. Open Tuning is open to all ages, as performers and audience members. I am free to let the event organizers know the genres and types of performances that I am comfortable hosting at my venue.
  3. If I am able to provide equipment or electricity to performers, I choose to do so without any expectation of compensation from the festival or performers. 
  4. Open Tuning is an inclusive event at which racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive language and lyrics will not be tolerated.
  5. I recognize that some performers and audience members may face accessibility challenges. Where possible, I will take steps to reduce barriers at my venue and do what I can to accommodate those who need assistance.
  6. I will respect and enable, as much as possible, ongoing passage of street traffic and sidewalk pedestrian access around the venue.  
  7. I will let my neighbours know about my participation in the festival in advance and will be sensitive to their concerns before and during the festival.I will participate with a sense of respect for the concept, a collaborative spirit with my neighbours, and patience for the organizers and performers.
  8. I will help spread to the word to make Open Tuning a success so that we can do it all again next year!