Accessibility & Safer Space

Accessibility Information

MAIN FESTIVAL SITE

Public Transportation

  • Busses 3 blocks away on Whyte Ave. LRT station 15 minute walk from grounds, or connecting busses from LRT station to Whyte Ave

Accessible Parking

  • Street parking with curb cut sidewalk surrounding grounds
  • Paid parking lot immediately next to grounds

Cycling

  • Bike lock ups available on Whyte Ave, and most side street surrounding grounds, and next to the Strathcona library

Moving Around the Festival Site + Beer Gardens

  • Slightly uneven concrete + gravel within and around beer gardens
  • Uneven grass and dirt on site
  • 4’ entrance to Beer Gardens and 32” clearance between table rows.
  • Service table 3’ high

Washroom Access

  • Gender inclusive + Accessible indoor washrooms available on site

VENUES

Please stay tuned for 2019 Venue Accessibility Information.



Accessible Performances

Found Festival is proud to offer the following accessible performances:

    • The Emissary on Saturday, July 6 3pm will be ASL/English Accessible
    • Gorgeous in Sunday, July 7 5:15pm will be ASL/English Accessible
    • Secret City is ASL/English accessible throughout the run of the Festival 
    • People on the Path is visually accessible
    • Wind-O-Vision is visually accessible


Safer Spaces Program

Common Ground Arts Society (CGAS) and Found Festival foster unique artistic experiences that offer creative collisions between artists and audiences in unconventional and non-traditional spaces.
We believe in creating safe spaces that allow for creative risk. We commit to upholding open, supportive, receptive, and collaborative spaces and experiences that welcome all members of our community including artists, volunteers, staff, board members, and patrons.

We honour the vulnerability of the artistic process, and the beauty of the exchange between artists and audiences. We commit to sustaining a safe space by:

  • being mindful that our community resides on Treaty Six land, and that we are all Treaty people;
  • embracing all forms of diversity;
  • creating a respectful, safe environment free from harassment, violence, discrimination, bullying, abuse, and solicitation;
  • ensuring all artists, volunteers, staff, board members, patrons, and/or community members are treated with respect and dignity;
  • providing opportunities for everyone to contribute to, participate in, and/or witness the creative process whenever possible and appropriate;
  • giving individuals and groups who are speaking or performing focus and respect;
  • assuming positive intent from others, but listening and learning when the impact of our actions may not match our intent;
  • respecting physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual boundaries;
  • using inclusive language, and listening and learning when language used may have been exclusive;
  • engaging in ongoing conversations about how to make our spaces more inclusive;
  • calling in and/or putting an immediate stop to activities or behaviors that discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, place of origin, gender, age, marital status, religious beliefs, citizenship, mental and physical abilities, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited grounds within the Alberta Human Rights Act;
  • resolving discriminatory or harassment reports in an appropriately timely manner within the best ability of the organization in a way that centers the survivor and their needs; and
  • engaging the support, guidance, and learnings of professional organizations and appropriate external bodies when necessary.

For more information, please refer to our Safer Spaces & Anti-Harassment Program



Submit a Report

Thank you for helping us maintain a safer space by submitting a report. We are grateful for your willingness to come forward.

The following form is to report an incident that violates our Safer Space Program. All reports are received and read by co-Artistic Producers Beth Dart (bethdart@commongroundarts.ca ) and Megan Dart ( megandart@commongroundarts.ca ). You may report an incident by completing and submitting the form below, or directly by contacting Megan and/or Beth Dart as above.

Common Ground Arts Society commits to taking immediate and appropriate action, reporting and following up with any incident of harassment, violence, discrimination, bullying, or abuse that is witnessed, disclosed, or reported. Every report will be followed up in a timely manner.