What are the house rules?
Slingshot Festival is about bringing together international, national, and local talent in the city of Durham, NC, to celebrate avant-garde music and electronic art. Together with our partner venues, we strive to create a safe space where racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism, aggressive behavior and unwanted advances result in a removal from the event. Everyone has a role to play in keeping one another safe, and therefore, we rely on everyone to keep an eye out, care for, and respect one another.
We understand this this doesn’t always happen, and that people aren’t always perfect. To hold ourselves and each other to the highest standard and to make the festival more inclusive, we have made the following changes this year:
– We will have a safety team that will be involved in keeping eyes on dance floors and communal spaces. We will share more about how to identify these folks closer to the festival, but they have the training to help in sensitive situations where assistance or staff involvement is required. These include issues of race, gender, and sexuality, as well as people needing access to something specific — like water, medical help, etc. If someone is making you uncomfortable, simply find a member of the safety team and fill them in.
– We are here to discuss how we can make Slingshot better, from how people enter and exit the festival, to how the weekend ends. We want to hear feedback and respond to what the community needs. Please email [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
How old do you have to be to attend the festival?