Code of Conduct

At the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts), we are committed to protecting the safety and well-being of all people. To do this, we ask that every member of our community adheres to our Code of Conduct. People who violate our Code of Conduct will be asked to leave the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.

VisArts does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

We have a zero-tolerance policy against threats or intimidation, stalking, bullying or verbal abuse, gestures of a violent or inappropriate nature, sexual harassment, physical assault, or any other behavior that creates a hostile environment.

Be kind and courteous to everyone, and follow instructions issued by staff, teachers and studio monitors.

Disruptive behavior that distracts from learning, art-making or the center’s day-to-day operations is not allowed.

Respect our space. Vandalism or theft of studio equipment or materials will be prosecuted.

Park in our parking lots at your own risk. VisArts is not responsible for any damage to vehicles.

We’ve got a lot of kids in and out of the building. Keep your clothing and personal effects free of obscene or vulgar images or messages.

Leave your guns at home. We’re a weapons-free facility.

No illegal drugs are allowed anywhere on VisArts’ property.

Alcohol is sometimes offered at special events but is otherwise not allowed in the building. It is not allowed in the studios, and public intoxication is never okay.

Smoking is not permitted in the building or within 25 feet of any entrance.

Always obey local, state and federal laws.

Last Updated: 3/30/18