- Parents/Guardians are responsible for dropping off and collecting participants on time
- Parents/Guardians must inform Shopfront if a person other than the Parent/Guardian is collecting the participant/s
- Shopfront assumes that all participants are able to travel home on their own unless otherwise informed by a Parent/Guardian
- Non-enrolled students are not the responsibility of Shopfront
- Fees, if applicable, must be paid in a timely manner
- Refunds/credits, if applicable, will not be given for participant absences from workshops, nor will make-up workshops be provided in such circumstances
- Refunds, if applicable, will only be made where workshops are discontinued due to insufficient enrolments
- A participant will not be permitted to re-enrol for a new Term if they are have outstanding fees for a previous Term
- Shopfront reserves the right to decline or cancel an enrolment in any of its workshops; to cancel workshops at any time; to cancel workshops due to insufficient enrolment numbers; to change the tutor for any workshop at any time
- All workshop participants aged less than 26 years old become a Shopfront member for the calendar year of enrolment.
- Participant agrees to abide by the workshop Code of Conduct, Use of Computers and Internet Services, and Member Rights and Responsibilities found in detail below.
Code of Conduct
Shopfront is a community of people who work together to create great creative experiences involving young people.
In order to do this we expect you to:
• acknowledge, consider and respect the rights and points of view of others, celebrating difference and individuality
• value the power of imagination, creative problem solving and risk taking
• acknowledge the importance of commitment and contribution
• practice collaboration and actively participate in Shopfront activities and contribute to the running of the co-op. This
will require all members contributing to Shopfront’s running. [This may include but is not limited to: assisting in areas
of a production, contributing to fundraising, publicity, office administration etc.]
• make sure you inform Shopfront staff if you are unable to attend a workshop or rehearsal or other event to which you
• understand that collaborative skills are an essential life tool, lending a hand whenever possible
• refrain from the use of drugs or alcohol on Shopfront’s premises or during Shopfront activities
• seek to resolve conflict immediately without bearing grudges or gossiping.
• Shopfront does not condone violence. Violence may include harassment to staff and members, bullying, aggressive
behavior, physical assault or any other behavior that causes another member or staff to feel unsafe.
Use of Computers and Internet Services
Shopfront provides access to computers and wireless internet for all workshop participants and staff. This access is granted with the following stipulations and applies to all members, staff and volunteers. Access to these services may be revoked if a member is found to be involved in any of the following:
• Not respecting the rights and privacy of others;
• Sending offensive or anonymous messages;
• Accessing pornographic, offensive or inappropriate material;
• Violating copyright of other people’s intellectual property;
• Degrading, corrupting or damaging hardware, software, data, equipment or the integrity of the network;
• Eating or drinking while working or sitting at computers in the classroom;
• Installing unauthorised software (including demo versions);
• Using network resources in a manner that contradicts network administrator instructions;
• Altering the configuration of the network without the approval of the network administrator;
• Using the computer equipment with malicious intent towards any person.
These stipulations pertain to all internet access on Shopfront’s premises. This includes, but is not limited to:
• wireless internet provided by Shopfront Arts Co-Op and accessed via a Shopfront Computer or the individual’s own
• access to the 3G or 4G network on the individual’s own device while at Shopfront
Member Rights and Responsibilities
As a member of the Shopfront Arts Co-op, you are part of a grassroots community of young people, families, artists, and art-keen individuals. Without your participation, the Co-op could not fulfill its commitment to enabling creative expression by young people, producing new creative works by young people, and providing equitable and inclusive access to all young people to participate in artistic and cultural activity.
Aged 26 Years and Under
• A person under 26 years of age is NOT required to pay a periodic membership fee, but can do so if they wish
• Membership begin date is the date of enrollment and covers the calendar year of enrolled class, and the following
calendar year, ending 31 December.
Over 26 Years of Age
• Within the two previous calendar years a person must have, for at least one hour:
• Participated in, led or formally supported the primary activities of the co-operative, or
• Provided administrative, creative, technical or practical help to the co-operative
• Members over 26 years are required to pay for membership – the fee is $25 and this covers the calendar year.
Shopfront is a place for young people to explore performance, visual arts and digital arts, use our imagination and work with others to create.
The primary activities of the Shopfront Arts Co-operative are to:
• Enable creative expression by young people through providing artistic resources, guidance, and a theatre;
• Produce creative works realised by young people; and
• Provide equitable, inclusive access to all young people to participate in artistic and cultural activity.
As a member of Shopfront Arts Co-Operative, you have the right to:
• Have your say on what you think the company should be. There are formal opportunities for feedback through the
Voice of Shopfront and Friends of Shopfront committees, and staff are available to listen to comments and feedback
• Attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and vote on who is on Shopfront’s Board of Directors
• Receive Shopfront’s e-newsletters
• Be the first to hear about auditions, discounts and more.
As a member of Shopfront Arts Co-Operative, you have the responsibility to:
• Support the Co-Operative to the best of your abilities
• Respect the rights of others and ensure your actions do not infringe on their rights
• Be familiar with the standards of behaviour expected of you and be willing to accept consequences for inappropriate
behaviour as set out in our Rules and policies and procedures
• Respect the property and equipment of the Co-Operative. This includes simple things like putting your rubbish in the
bin and cleaning up the kitchen after use
• Support genuine youth leadership of the Co-Operative both administratively and artistically.