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Consent-Forward Creativity

Aug 28, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
934 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR
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Ages 18+

Cost: $60

Join us for a workshop and in-depth conversation with Certified Consent-Forward Artist and Filmmaker Windy Borman MS, as she guides participants through a look at what it means to create storytelling in a consent-forward environment.

Six years into the #MeToo Movement, discrimination, harassment, violence, coercion, and abuse still occur in arts and entertainment. The missing piece is a reckoning about consent: what it is, how to request and give it, and how to foster a consent-forward environment.

Assumptions about consent, boundaries, and abilities can lead to workplace harm, injuries, complaints, or lawsuits. However, if we begin from a place of consent, we decrease liability while increasing safety and creativity, which leads to producing better content.

In this 2 hour long workshop, creative professionals will learn how to design consent-forward environments regardless of their artistic medium and role on a call sheet.

Through movement, group exercises, discussion, and reflection, participants will learn:

  • The 5 Elements of Consent
  • Why boundaries are necessary for consent, creativity, and trust
  • How power dynamics effect consent
  • How to lead and participate in a Boundaries Check-In
  • The 5 Pillars of Intimacy in Creative Production
  • When and how to work with an Intimacy Professional or Consultant
  • Exercises to foster consent-forward creativity in your own projects.

Whether you work in film, theater, photography, radio/podcasting, performance art, or fine art—whether you create narrative, non-fiction, or branded content—participants will leave with specific tools to build consent and trust into your creative endeavors!

About Windy Borman

Windy Borman, MS produces digital content and live events for thought leaders so they can entertain, educate, and empower their audiences to create global change. After teaching middle school drama and dance with Teach For America, she founded DVA Productions and has produced three feature films. A multi-award-winning producer and director, her work has screened twice at the United Nations and been featured in VarietyForbes, The New York Times, Washington Post, Huff Post, NBC and ABC. In 2022 Windy became a Certified Consent-Forward Artist through Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (IDC) Professionals.