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Pride Toronto Artist Application Terms & Conditions

1. General

Pride Toronto Festival Weekend: June 28-30, 2024

1.1.

Pride Toronto’s Artist Terms and Conditions are applicable to all Artists. This may include dancers, performers, drag artists, singers, musicians, performance art, agents, crew, or company pertaining to the artist wishing to participate in Pride Toronto’s entertainment.

1.2.

Throughout this document, an “Artist” is referred to as the individual, group, or company looking to participate with Pride Toronto.

1.3.

Any violation of any of the conditions within this document will affect the Artist’s continued participation with Pride Toronto. 

1.4.

The Artist Terms and Conditions are intended to provide clarity on the rights and responsibilities of Pride Toronto and Artists. 

1.5.

The Artist Terms and Conditions are formulated in the context of the Mission, Vision, and Values
of Pride Toronto. 

1.6.

The Artist confirms that they are the age of majority and have the authority to assume full responsibility for the behaviour of all persons participating in, or falling under this application. The Artist further agrees to comply with and enforce all applicable laws and regulations in connection with the event. 

1.6.1.

In the event the Artist is not of age of majority, the Artist’s legal guardian must sign on behalf of the Artist and will assume all responsibility for their actions. 

1.7.

Pride Toronto expects (and the contractual terms explicitly state) that the Artist and all their affiliates agree to operate in a manner that is consistent with the celebration of Pride in the communities by respecting the rights of all members of the community to participate in the event; by not presenting images or behaving in a manner that promotes or may promote degradation, stereotypes, hatred, or violence toward any person(s)/group(s); and by adopting and adhering to appropriate non-discrimination and equal opportunity policies as an organization.

1.8.

All Pride Toronto participation opportunities including, but not limited to, participation on Pride Stages, Events, StreetFair Booths, Parade Contingents, Community Events, Advertising (web & guide), and all sponsor benefits are non-transferable. Only the name/logo/trademark of the Artist entered into a signed agreement with Pride Toronto is permitted to be displayed in any of the opportunities listed above. No Artist may display the Pride Toronto logo, without permission, on any materials not developed by Pride Toronto.

1.9.

Pride Toronto retains the right to update or modify terms and conditions with written notice to Artists. Artists have three (3) business days to raise an issue with Pride Toronto about the modified terms and express interest in removal. 

1.10.

Pride Toronto retains the right to update or modify terms and conditions with written notice to Artists. Artists have three (3) business days to raise an issue with Pride Toronto about the modified terms and express interest in removal. 

1.11.

Pride Toronto retains the right to cancel a performance and/or event up to 60 days prior to the scheduled performance and/or event with no financial obligation to the Artist. All performances are rain or shine. Payment will not be made to artists who are not prepared to perform in the rain. Pride Toronto retains the right to cancel or postpone events due to inclement weather. 

1.12.

The artist agrees to use appropriate language while performing and realizes that Pride is an all-ages, family-inclusive event and therefore using profane language during the performance is not permitted. 

1.13.

The Artist must accept and understand that Pride Toronto is a non-profit organization and relies on sponsorships. The Artists agree that entertainment programming may be presented by or in part with sponsorship in some capacity. 

1.14.

The Artist will not present images or messages that promote or condone violence, hatred, degradation, or negative stereotypes of any person(s)/group(s). 

1.15.

Artists must have the rights to the photo they are submitting to Pride Toronto. The Artist also understands that Pride Toronto may edit submitted photos for promotional purposes. 

1.16.

As a Pride Toronto Artist, you acknowledge that the land you are performing on is the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. You also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Artist Application Information

2.1.

All artist applications must be received through the Pride Toronto website. 

2.2.

The act of receiving an online application shall not be deemed to impart or imply any obligation for Pride Toronto to accept any bid or application. Upon Pride Toronto’s approval of an application, the successful applicant—the Artist—will be notified electronically of their acceptance and a contract will be issued.

2.3.

Artist applications will be considered incomplete if not completed in full. Incomplete applications will
not be considered. 

2.4.

Performance times cannot be exchanged, shared, traded, or otherwise moved without the written permission of Pride Toronto. Pride Toronto will not guarantee that you will receive the stage or time of your choice as indicated in your online application. Pride Toronto furthermore reserves the right to change the location and time of any artist’s performances. 

2.5.

If an Artist or a member of staff employed by an Artist has a Criminal Record, the Artist must disclose that information to Pride Toronto staff during the application process or as soon as the Artist is made aware. 

2.6.

If an Artist or a member of staff employed by an Artist has a history of discriminating against 2SLGBTQI+ individuals, that information must be disclosed to Pride Toronto staff during the application process or as soon as the Artist is made aware. 

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