Respect Policy – Abbey Arts Presents, Seattle (Fremont Abbey Arts Center)

    Upper Fremont at 43rd
    On the #5 bus line and short walk to E line

    4272 Fremont Ave North
    Seattle, WA 98103

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    [Note: This is a “living document” and we want to first acknowledge that we are continually learning and growing as a nonprofit organization and as individuals in our society. We’re not perfect and no policy is ever perfect. If you have any feedback or ideas for improvement on this document or the policies within please don’t hesitate to contact us.   Feel free to copy/share for your own events as well.  We developed this in consult with many other groups and policies.   Last update: 2/20/2019]  


    These signs are to be posted at all Abbey Arts produced Events:

    [Developed in consultation with many volunteers, staff, Board, and other nonprofits in the industry and other industries.]


    To encourage a welcoming and safe atmosphere, we have the following Respect Policy for all Abbey Arts events and venues:


    We want events to be a calm and enjoyable experience for all involved, and we encourage all participants to treat others with respect. 

    Abbey Arts does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, disability, appearance, body size, age, veteran status, ancestry, nationality, ethnic origin, or other protected category. 

    Freedom of expression & creativity is encouraged within the boundaries of respect for others.

    No violence, hate speech, verbal or physical assault, abuse, yelling or other forms of harassment will be permitted by anyone on the premises.

    Speak up if you see or hear something. Harassment is not tolerated, and you are empowered to politely engage when you or others are disrespected. The person making you feel uncomfortable may not be aware of what they are doing, and politely bringing their behavior to their attention is encouraged if you feel comfortable doing so.


    We require all performers, renters, and staff to agree to and abide by the above Respect Policy.


    We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone whose presence in Abbey Arts venues or events detracts from the safety, welfare, and well-being of others at the sole discretion of Abbey Staff.  This means patrons may be asked to leave if they are violating any of our policies. Refunds may or may not be given at the sole discretion of Abbey Staff.


    We do not rent to or host groups, organizations, or individuals whose teachings and/or employment practices are known to be discriminatory based on age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, class, or sexual orientation.

    We also acknowledge we cannot fully vet or know everything past and present about all artists, bands, or performers, and while we do our best to only host artists who adhere to our respect policy, we may miss something.  Please feel free to contact us if you are aware of a problem with a particular performer.


    Please help this community be a safe space.  If you have seen something inappropriate at an event or something that you believe to be in violation of this policy, please speak to an Abbey Staff person at the event right away and send us information via email arts(at)  You can also text our office line at 206-414-8325.

    Thank you for helping everyone have a welcoming and peaceful artistic experience.


    More about our live shows & events here.

    • Abbey Staff may require patrons to leave the premises if they are unable or unwilling to adhere to the quiet and respectful nature of our events.
    • Please do not touch, stand or sit too close to other attendees without their consent.
    • Please note that the majority of our events discourage talking during the performances as they are quiet and acoustic in nature.
    • We are an all ages venue for Abbey Arts presented public events. Some events may be labeled or rated (ie. PG-13, etc.) so parents will be aware of potential mature content.

    We are regularly in consultation with our Board, Advisory Board, staff, and other advisors to improve our systems.  We also connect with many other nonprofits to share best practices on these and other topics.  If you see a great system or policy out there, please send it along for us to learn from. Thank you!

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    Privacy Policy

    We place a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of our members and website users. This policy explains what type of information is collected by our website, and how this information is used.

    What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected
    Members or attendees that register for event tickets and individuals that sign up to receive e-communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.

    Email Privacy
    Unless noted*, we do not provide, sell, or rent email addresses or personal information to anyone outside the organization.

    *Check specific ticketing pages for details as a few particular events may have producers or curators who have asked to gather emails from attendees for event communication purposes only. This would be stated clearly on the ticketing page before purchase.  You may also receive follow-up emails and ticketing reminders from Eventbrite through our ticketing system, and you can easily opt out at any time.

    Our website may at times use “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of the website so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your web browser accordingly.

    How Your Information May Be Used

    We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your membership application; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications of those forms from us. We may also use your information to track visits to our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example).

    External Links
    Our website includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under our domain, and the Council of Nonprofits is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

    We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

    Last updated 1/20/18,
    based on the Privacy Policy of National Council of Nonprofits