Agreement to Participate
The Skin Project is committed to creating a space for the enjoyment and comfort of all event attendees. By attending The Skin Project, you agree voluntarily to abide by our Code of Conduct (listed below) and the understanding that The Skin Project relies on your cooperation, courtesy, and good judgment. The Skin Project and it’s organizers will take action if the behavior of any individual or small group detracts from the safe, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of the event and/or the suspension community at large.
We welcome ongoing feedback about your needs, desires, and grievances. We are here to facilitate a positive experience while providing access to education and community connection. We hope that you feel comfortable, safe, and excited to come to this and other suspension events. We strive to keep good relations with all of our attendees, volunteers, staff, and contractors. Therefore, we highly encourage you to approach us when you feel something requires attention or when something feels off.
Please Note: Any action or behavior that causes excessive discomfort to other attendees, event staff or the public; breaks any applicable law, code or regulation; or causes significant disruption to event operations, is strictly forbidden and may result in an event organizer asking you to leave the event and possibly not being able to return to future events. Any and all violations will be reported to other event organizers.
By attending The Skin Project, you understand that the behavior(s) described above can result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to probation, expulsion and/or long-term suspension of your future eligibility to attend suspension community events. Throughout the event,, the event admin team & staff are the sole judges of whether or not someone has engaged in such behavior and would be expelled from the event and future events. Appeals to this decision can be made directly to Jessica Irvin or any other Producer.
Code of Conduct
The Skin Project is a place for connection, growth, & joy. That being said, not everyone will want to interact with you the same way you might want to interact with them. And that’s okay. Consent is at the very heart of what we do. Personal boundaries are a real thing and knowing that other’s boundaries may be different than our own is key to a safe environment. Be respectful of these boundaries. Plain and simple. If you dont know, ask.
Event attendees are expected to uphold these protocols, policies, and etiquettes at all times. Event attendees are also encouraged to report violations so that we can prevent escalated incidents or trauma.
- Talk to each other and get explicit consent BEFORE a suspension, or ANY INTERACTION THAT INVOLVES CONTACT, begins. In simpler terms, ask permission to touch someone before any physical contact.
- “Yes” means yes. Hesitation or “maybe” means “no” or there’s something to clarify (see “yes” means yes). Ask questions, talk, clarify when ambiguous.
- A “yes” once does not mean “yes” in the future, even within the same hour of spacetime. Don’t make assumptions.
- Want an interaction to end but you don’t know what to say? Our universal safeword is [PINEAPPLE].
- If someone says [PINEAPPLE] to you, that means this interaction ends immediately. If you can, talk about what just happened so it doesn’t happen again. If you don’t feel comfortable talking, the team working on your suspension or the organizers of the event you’re attending are here to help.
- Contact the event admin team if you need emotional support, have questions, want to learn how to be smooth in your consent talk, or need HELP.
- If you see or experience behavior that is inappropriate or out of line, please tell the event staff or trusted practitioner. We like to catch consent breaks early, and often, so we can prevent more traumatic violations. (examples: lack of sobriety, you feel unsafe, you’ve said [PINEAPPLE] more than once.)
- Suspensions will happen at this event where nudity is involved. It is ok to see the beauty in the human form. It is not ok to sexualize someone simply for being undressed. People’s boundaries do not disappear with their clothing. Nudity is not an invitation.
If any person, or group of persons, violates or is not in accordance with these Code of Conduct policies, they may be asked to leave The Skin Project and/or be expelled from future events. During community events, please report anything that feels like a consent violation to the event staff ASAP, If after an event, please use the incident reporting form.
Model, Photography, Videography, Live Recording Notice & Release
Notice of Photography & Videography
When you attend a The Skin Project event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.
By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, or any other purpose by The Skin Project and its affiliates and representatives. You release The Skin Project, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.
By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by The Skin Project or the person or entity designated to do so by The Skin Project
You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event, and this notice is prominently displayed at the event.
For consideration which I acknowledge, I grant to Anchor Entertainment, LLC dba The Skin Project (“Company”) and Company’s assigns, licensees, and successors, the right to use my image for any and all promotional, marketing, or personal use in perpetuity.
I grant the right to use my name and image for the purposes listed above in all forms and media, including composite or modified representations, and waive the right to inspect or approve versions of my image used for publication or the written copy that may be used in connection with the images.
I release Company and Company’s assigns, licensees, and successors from any claims that may arise regarding the use of my image including any claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, or infringement of moral rights, rights of publicity, or copyright. Company is permitted, although not obligated, to include my name as a credit in connection with the image.