Ethics Policy

Standards of Behavior at The Art House Southampton

At The Art House Southampton, we believe in creating a space that celebrates diversity, fosters creativity, and promotes mutual respect. Our standards of behavior are not just guidelines; they are a reflection of our core values and our commitment to our community.

Personal Standards:

  1. Respect for All: Every individual, regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity, deserves respect. We encourage open dialogue but expect it to be conducted in a manner that upholds the dignity of all participants.
  2. Open-mindedness: The world of art and culture thrives on diverse perspectives. Approach discussions, exhibitions, and performances with an open heart and mind, ready to learn and appreciate.
  3. Accountability: Mistakes are human, but owning up to them and striving for better is essential. We encourage self-reflection and taking responsibility for one’s actions.

Organizational Standards:

  1. Inclusivity: From our events to our workshops, we aim to be inclusive. We continually work towards ensuring that our spaces are accessible and that our programs cater to the diverse interests of our community.
  2. Transparency: Trust is built on transparency. Whether it’s about our financial decisions, partnerships, or event planning, we believe in keeping our community informed.
  3. Safety: The safety and well-being of our patrons, staff, and artists are paramount. We have measures in place to ensure that everyone feels secure and comfortable in our premises.
  4. Sustainability: The Art House is conscious of its ecological footprint. From using sustainable materials to promoting eco-friendly art practices, we are committed to protecting our planet.

Zero Tolerance for Harmful Behaviors:

At The Art House Southampton, while we strive to be inclusive and welcoming, we have a zero-tolerance policy towards behaviors and attitudes that harm, discriminate, or marginalize any group, especially based on race, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, or any other identity. We believe that to be a truly safe space, we cannot be tolerant of intolerance. Any actions or expressions that go against this principle will be addressed promptly, ensuring the safety and well-being of our community.

Feedback and Reporting:

Your voice matters to us. If you have suggestions, concerns, or feedback, we’re here to listen. And if you ever feel that any behavior within The Art House premises goes against our standards, please reach out. We are committed to ensuring that The Art House remains a space of respect, creativity, and community.