Guidance for Halloweekend Participants

The Haunt is an experience filled with art made by you – creators and participants who provide your skills and space to transform our city into a thriving, wonder-filled urban world. Create in your own yard, or let the event coordinators make a match between creators without space and participants willing to open their yards to it.

The experience of creating art that will be seen by your neighbors, who may know nothing about out creative community and who didn’t sign up to be transported to our corner of the universe. The art you build will be likely be different when building for more familiar environments, and have different considerations to take into account.

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Please be considerate of your neighbors

This section is important to all creators, if you are participating as one please read the following.

            a. Be conscientious about what you create. We will not include racist or hateful art.

            b. Keep social distancing and current health concerns in mind. Keep social distancing and current health concerns in mind.

            c. Consider your neighborhood when creating. We are ambassadors of our culture, and it is worthwhile to consider how your immediate neighbors may perceive your art. That being said, we love disruptive art and encourage art that tackles the serious social concerns of this moment in history. Black Lives Matter.

            d. When placing art, be aware of the space that people will need if they pull over to view the art, the space they may need to park, to avoid congestion that will cause conflict with your neighbors. Just like you would set your camp bicycle parking away from the streets to accommodate lots of visitors at the Burn

            e. If you have designed your art with recorded sound, especially at night, consider using an FM transmitter and making the station number visible publicly and in your map listing. If you don’t have the option for an FM transmitter, check your local noise ordinances, silence after 10pm is the standard in Seattle. Your neighbors can’t zip away on their bikes to escape!        


Did you need space for your art, or are provide space for art? Be sure to read this section,

            a. Communicate early on with the artist or space-owner that you are referred to, to discuss the project and make sure the art and the space are a good match.

            b. Set up specific deadlines for the build/set up of the art, and when the art will be removed.

            c. Discuss details and expectations – how much space the art requires, if power is needed and/or provided and what your expectations are as far as the security of the art.

            d. If artists and art space providers can’t resolve a difficult issue, reach out! There will be an opportunity to mediate and/or find alternative partners:


 Read this section. We are requiring participants of this haunt to follow the guidance.

          a. What is your safety plan? Be sure to outline your plan thoroughly in your application.

          b. Participants should NEVER be in a closed space with other participants that are outside their bubble/pod (house hold you are quarantined with). Closed space increases the risk of aerosol transmission of diseases.

          c. Participants should NEVER be in a closed space recently vacated by participants that are outside their bubble/pod. Have a plan to fully vent the air and sanitize all touch points in the area.

          d. Don’t assume that participants entering your property will remember to bring their mask and hand sanitizer. If no mask may be had, politely remind the participant that a mask is required for your installation and do not allow them to put your other participants at risk. If you plan to have touch points, provide sanitizer and surface cleaning as part of your plan.

          e. Your installation will be popular. Consider the maximum participants allowed in your installation and be strict on only allowing what you can oversee. All events have a throughput that will dictate how many people may be on the premises and how people who are waiting to enter are dealt with. Installations that are quickly viewed in well ventilated areas, for example a static art piece, can consider a socially distanced line. Events with longer time or more interaction can consider scheduling in bubbles of people in timeslots that allow for sanitation of all touchable surfaces and venting of closed spaces. Consider having defined areas for people to wait in or on, like chalk markers for lines, or curtained off zones to wait until an art piece is ready for the next bubble. If you have any questions or need help drafting a plan – do not hesitate to reach out to the Haunt Team:

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