Code of Conduct

This code of conduct policy was approved by the CAL board on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Contact: Phayvanh Luekhamhan, executive director: director@cal-vt.org


The Center for Arts and Learning (CAL) and its founding members (T.W. Wood Gallery and Monteverdi Music School) are committed to protecting the safety and well-being of all people in our community. To do this, we ask that every member of our community adheres to our Code of Conduct. 

CAL is a vibrant, interdisciplinary art center. As such, there will be a variety of activities, involving art making, music, practicing our craft, and public receptions. We strive to be understanding and respectful of each other and our practices. Our mission is to be kind and courteous to everyone, and follow the example set by staff, teachers, presenters and exhibiting artists. 

CAL celebrates and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in all forms. CAL 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. 

CAL welcomes artists of all disciplines and abilities into our community. We strive to create space for everyone to create and share their work. This policy is established to help us all towards this vision. 

Disruptive behavior that distracts from our mission of inclusivity of all community members will not be tolerated. Respect our space. Vandalism or theft of studio equipment or materials will not be tolerated and may be prosecuted.

CAL does not tolerate 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. 

Here is our commitment to safety for you:

  • The Center for Arts and Learning is a weapons-free facility.
  • CAL is a drug-free facility; substance use and smoking is prohibited on CAL property. Alcohol will be served only by licensed professionals.  
  • Children shall be under parental or teacher supervision at all times. We ask that you be aware of where your children are.
  • Vulgar, obscene, and hateful messages are not tolerated and will be immediately removed. 
  • CAL provides parking at your own risk and is not liable for injury or damages to personal property.

People who are found by CAL to be in violation of our Code of Conduct will be asked to remedy the harm and/or asked to leave the Center for Arts and Learning.