Code of Conduct

The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival is a celebration of the diversity, creativity, sensuality and sexual freedom in burlesque. Please help us make our space a loving one!

Virtual Event Etiquette:

  • Keep your microphone and camera turned off unless directed otherwise by festival staff

  • Use the chat to hoot, holler, and hype up our performers

  • If you require assistance, click "raise hand" in Zoom, private message a moderator in the chat, or send an email to 

We expect from you:

  • No sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism, ageism, anti-sex work ideologies, or body shaming at festival events.

  • Assault and/or harassment of any kind are not welcome. Burlesque is not an invitation. Anyone in violation of our Code of Conduct may have their camera/microphone turned off, and may be removed from the event. 

  • Respect the festival environment and processes (bring your best to the event, be on time, be prepared).

  • Be open to, reachable, and available for communication and feedback.

  • Be kind - to yourself and your fellow audience members. We are all in this together!

  • Have fun! Make friends and enjoy what the burlesque community has to offer.


You can expect from us:

  • To listen to concerns and address them to the best of our ability with fair, action-based solutions.

  • To strive to create a safe, welcoming, non-discriminatory environment for VIBF events.

  • To keep the community up to date and informed on relevant and/or urgent association news

  • To be open to, reachable, and available for communication and feedback.

  • To make improvements as we learn.

  • Community engagement and accountability.

Don't forget to visit our event page to see what is in store for 2021!

The fun starts in April 2021


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