What to expect
Nibana Collaboration Values
Version 1.2. Last updated: 19 February 2020
Purpose of this document
During the co-creation process of Nibana’s first summer festival a set of Collaboration Values were defined. They create clarity on what we can expect of each other, which can help to create an environment that makes it enjoyable for everyone to contribute to the event.
Carry the Nibana spirit
We all contribute to creating this experience for the entire group. To do so, we're supported by the principles, the terrain guide, the checklist for creating safe & inclusive spaces, the consent guidelines and the guidelines around power imbalance & consent. If you feel there are parts you can't live up to, please raise this with a coordinator.
Take care of yourself
Check in with yourself regularly. Try to be aware of your emotional and physical state. Respect your body. Make sure you eat, sleep and hydrate well. Mind your posture and boundaries when doing physical work. Know that all emotions are welcome. Reach out when you could use support.
Make sure you have the required knowledge that’s required for your task.
We're doing this together. Know when your shift or workshop starts and be on time. Know what’s expected of you, be proactive and take responsibility. If you can't do your work, inform the coordinator on duty. If your state allows you, find a solution yourself, for example by finding and instructing someone to take over your responsibilities.
If anything is preventing you from taking care of your responsibilities, communicate this within the team. Even if you’re not sure what it is you need. Know that everything is welcome. When you reach out, check if the other person has space to support you at this moment. If not, ask someone else.
Take care of your surroundings
Keep an eye out for other people’s physical and emotional safety, and for the state of the terrain and materials. When you encounter challenging situations with fellow participants, realise that this is only natural. When it happens, aim to take initiative to resolve this as soon as possible. For example by doing a clearing. You can also ask a coordinator or emotional support team member for support.
Do your work in a way that serves you. Take your time to experience Nibana as a participant and have the event of a lifetime!
You may adapt and share this document
Creating a healthy work environment is important to us. We hope that these guidelines help more people than just those that are attending the festival. Therefore, you have permission to adapt and share this document to use in your own community, under the Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons licence:
Attribution: You must give appropriate credit to Nibana Festival, provide a link to the version of this document on the Nibana Festival website and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
ShareAlike: If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
We want to constantly improve these guidelines and very much welcome your feedback. So don't hesitate to get in touch with us and send us your suggestions.