Updated August 21, 2023

I acknowledge that I am over the age of 18 and that I have voluntarily applied for membership in BARN or signed up for classes or other programs at BARN.

Hold Harmless Agreement

I understand that participation in Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) open studios, classes and programs involves inherent risk and possible injury because of the nature of the activities, even when conducted in a safe manner, and I hereby assume all responsibility for my safety when participating in BARN activities.

I also understand that participation in BARN activities involves risk of exposure to and infection by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. I hereby knowingly and voluntarily assume the risk of exposure to and infection by COVID-19 by participating in BARN activities.

In consideration for my acceptance as a participant in BARN activities, I hereby agree: to assume the risks of the activities in which I participate; to waive and forever release BARN and its employees, agents and contractors from any and all claims (including those for illness and bodily injury) arising out of or relating in any way whatsoever to my participation in BARN activities; to limit BARN’s liability to the applicable limits of BARN’s applicable insurance policy if the foregoing waiver and release is deemed unenforceable; to defend, indemnify and hold BARN and its employees, agents and contractors harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including attorney fees) arising out of or relating in any way to my participation in BARN activities, my failure to comply with any of the obligations under this document, or my failure to provide all relevant medical information. I also agree to follow the safety rules of all BARN studios where I work.

I authorize provision of emergency medical care to me if needed while at BARN, when efforts to contact any emergency contact information I provide are unsuccessful, and I agree to be financially responsible for all costs thereof. I agree that the waiver and release, limitation of liability, and indemnification provisions of the foregoing paragraph shall apply to any provision of medical care.

I agree that this document shall be binding upon my heirs, representatives, successors and assigns. I understand and agree that this document is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State of Washington, and that if any portion of it is deemed unenforceable, the balance of it shall continue in full legal force and effect.

Code of Conduct

The Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment for all participants. BARN’s Code of Conduct applies to all ages and is the foundation of BARN’s policies for working with youth. The code provides:

• Respectful relationships are a key to BARN’s success, and will exclude any type of harassment, as well as disruptive, threatening, or unreasonable behavior that interferes with anyone’s use of the facility.
• Respectful stewardship of equipment and the building will be key to proper maintenance and care of shared and/or personal property. Our facilities and grounds will be smoke-free and drug-free.
• Operable firearms are not allowed.
• While BARN-hosted events may involve alcohol, everyday activities will not.
• Toxic materials must be safely used and properly disposed.
• Service dogs are welcome; other animal friends are not.
• Environmental stewardship is foundational to our mission.

Anyone not complying with the Code of Conduct will be asked to leave the BARN premises and may be barred from future access to BARN facilities and programs.

Commercial Use of BARN

In order to ensure equitable use of BARN resources in a manner consistent with BARN’s mission, no business or commercial enterprise, regardless of the manner in which it is organized (e.g., as a sole proprietorship, corporation, limited liability company, etc.),  may have its employees work on projects for such business/commercial enterprise at BARN. This policy is not intended to prevent sole proprietors and the owners of such businesses/commercial enterprises who are BARN members from personally using BARN’s facilities, in accordance with each studio’s practices and policies, nor does it limit the right of individuals and businesses/enterprises who rent the kitchen, great room, commons, or small classroom to have employees work in the rented facilities.