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Code of Conduct

LexArt is committed to providing a conscious, healthy, and respectful work environment for everyone involved in bringing its mission to life. The purpose of this document is to help us all work together to create a workplace where we all feel safe and are given the respect we deserve — where our individuality and differences can be celebrated.

LexArt is proud of its professional and congenial work environment and seeks to ensure that it remains pleasant for all who work here. Accordingly, LexArt strongly disapproves of and will not tolerate disrespectful or biased behavior, prejudice, sexual harassment, or harassment based on race, color, national origin, citizenship status, creed, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status and any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

All board members, employees, members, studio users, volunteers and students, are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is free of bias, prejudice, discrimination, and harassment at all times. The Code of Conduct is about helping us all to be responsible members of the LexArt community and committing to treating each other well. We all make this commitment together and must support this commitment with our actions.

In order to create a safe, trusting and respectful environment, all of us must work to eliminate the following:

  • Behavior directed towards another individual, that is disrespectful or injurious of any kind as defined by the recipient or witnessed by another, including bullying, sexual harassment, racism, homophobia, use of inappropriate language, and any and all types of discrimination.

  • Behavior that is disrespectful or causes harm or injury to the organization, its directors, officers, employees, members, studio users, its business or its mission.

  • Willful negligence, defacing, damage, destruction, or removal of LexArt property from 130 Waltham Street without administrative consent.

  • Handling of other people’s belongings, tools or artwork without express consent.

Our Responsibilities

All board members, employees, members, volunteers and students must conduct themselves in a manner that ensures others are able to work in a respectful atmosphere free from discrimination, harassment, bullying or mistreatment of any kind. Members who feel that they have experienced or witnessed conduct that could be in violation of this policy are encouraged to promptly notify the offender that their behavior is unwelcome. Additionally, members must immediately report the incident to their instructor, studio manager, or LexArt employee. Members must not allow an inappropriate situation to continue by not reporting it, or by complaining only to the alleged harasser. All incidents of objectionable conduct must be reported. Instructors, employees, members, or studio users who receive a complaint, or otherwise become aware of conduct that could be in violation of this policy, must notify the Executive Director.



Investigation of Complaints

LexArt will investigate all complaints of harassment, discrimination, or other objectionable conduct thoroughly and promptly, as appropriate to the nature and particulars of the complaint. LexArt will keep complaints, and the terms of their resolution confidential to the fullest extent possible.

If an investigation leads to a determination that an individual engaged in conduct in violation of LexArt policies, LexArt will take appropriate, corrective action against the offending party, up to and including immediate termination of employment, membership, studio use or class participation.

Conduct Expected in LexArt Studios

LexArt is a community of makers. Our studios are shared workspaces that must be operated cooperatively to be successful. Studio users share the same workspace, storage space, materials, tools and equipment, and studios are utilized as makers’ spaces, classrooms, and meeting rooms. This is only possible when all users work cooperatively, respectfully and follow prescribed guidelines. Our modest user fees are possible because all users support and contribute to the operations and maintenance of the facility.

Studio users must adhere to published safety protocols, maintain logs of studio use (sign in and out), report any supply outages or equipment issues, and clean tools, equipment, and their workspace after each use. Users must be mindful and respectful of the studio manager, students, and other users.  Handling others’ belongings without consent is not permissible. The studios are not available to users during scheduled class or event time without express consent of the studio manager and the instructor. It is the user’s responsibility to check studio calendars for scheduled activities.

Specific guidelines of studio use applicable to each studio will be posted and available to users.

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