Community Guidelines

SAQA’s mission is to promote the art quilt. Our vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium. SAQA’s core values are: excellence, innovation, integrity, and inclusion.

We welcome everyone interested in the art quilt to all of SAQA’s programs, activities, and communities. 

Personal Expectations

In order to ensure an affirmative and beneficial environment, all SAQA members, volunteers, staff, contractors, attendees, and sponsors of SAQA events and programs are expected to: 

  • Encourage and support other members of our community.
  • Act with kindness, fairness, honesty, integrity, inclusion, respect, and openness.
  • Treat everyone with equity and dignity.
  • Provide a healthy environment for the exchange of ideas.

Content Standards

All SAQA programs, activities, and communities should:

  • Primarily focus on art quilts, art, and artists.
  • Refrain from political, religious, or other sensitive content that is not directly related to art quilts, art, or artists.
  • Avoid personal issues and information.
  • Acknowledge content shared by members does not necessarily reflect the views of SAQA.

Unacceptable Behaviors

  • Harassment is not tolerated including intimidation, sustained disruption of discussions, inappropriate physical contact, personal attacks, offensive verbal comments, and other unwelcome attention.
  • Defamatory, profane, discriminatory, misleading, unlawful or threatening comments are unacceptable. 
  • Discrimination is not tolerated including unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, behaviors based on bigotry or implicit biases against a particular group.
  • Violations of copyright and privacy are unacceptable.

Response to Violations

All content is subject to review or moderation. Any violation of the SAQA Community Guidelines or other related concerns can be shared with SAQA staff, a Board member, or the leader of the program where the violation occurred. A member of the staff, Board member, or other SAQA leaders will respond promptly to review the complaint. Details of complaints will remain confidential. Confirmed violations will be addressed first by letting the person know they have violated the Community Guidelines. An apology may be requested and content may be edited or removed. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If the unacceptable behavior continues, SAQA will take actions necessary to preserve our mission, vision, and values.

Art quilts in SAQA exhibitions, events, and publications are the personal expression of the artist and are not censored or judged by these guidelines.

These SAQA Community Guidelines extend to all activities, events, publications, and community groups including but not limited to:

  • SAQA sponsored Facebook Groups including but not limited to Members Only, regional, and Special Interest Groups.
  • Other online communities or platforms including conference organization sites
  • Speakers, participants, vendors, and attendees at in-person and virtual conferences
  • Regional meetings both in-person and virtual
  • Special interest groups
  • Staff, Board, committee, and other volunteer meetings
  • Other SAQA sponsored events or presentations
  • Publications including magazine articles, social media posts, newsletters, and digital resources

Questions, comments, or reports of violations may be emailed to communityguidelines@saqa.com.

 

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