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APPLICANT/RECIPIENT AGREEMENT

By agreeing to become an applicant/recipient, I, the applicant/recipient (or applicant/recipient’s legal guardian), acknowledge that entry into this agreement (“Agreement”) is in consideration of my participation as a applicant/recipient, and confirm my understanding and agreement to the following:

Use by The Backstage Foundation of My Name and Image

I consent to use by The Backstage Foundation of my image, voice, name, video, and story, and of images of any works I may create as an applicant/recipient, in The Backstage Foundation’s digital and print promotional, fundraising, educational, social media and other communications. The Backstage Foundation may use them without obtaining my approval or paying me for such use. Choreography shall remain the property of applicant/applicant's choreographer, as such it will not be re-taught or used by other dancers, however, the Backstage Foundation reserves the right to display it without compensation. I waive any legal claims related to such use, including claims relating to copyright or rights of publicity or privacy.

Assignment of Work Product

I grant full rights to The Backstage Foundation in any reports, brochures, website content, social media, photos, images, videos, or other materials or works I may create in the course of being a recipient/applicant, and any intellectual property rights in or derivatives of such materials. Choreography shall remain the property of applicant/applicant's choreographer, as such it will not be re-taught or used by other dancers, however, the Backstage Foundation reserves the right to display it without compensation.

Confidentiality

I may have access to The Backstage Foundation's confidential information. I will hold any such information in confidence and not disclose or use it except as The Backstage Foundation expressly authorizes.

Safety and Conduct

I will comply with The Backstage Foundation's policies, safety rules, conduct expectations, and other directions. I understand that The Backstage Foundation does not tolerate bullying, harassment, threatening behavior, or violence of any kind.

 

Not an Employee

I understand that I am not an employee of The Backstage Foundation and will not be paid for participation as a dancer at promotional events, fundraisers and otherwise.

 

Awareness and Assumption of Risk

I acknowledge that dancing for The Backstage Foundation has risks. These risks may arise in a variety of ways, including from:

  • physical exertion, injury

  • working in a theater/on stage

  • exposure to loud noise, bright lights, crowds, weather conditions

  • interacting with or being in the presence of other volunteers, visitors, children, dancers or others

  • exposure to COVID-19 or other infectious disease

     

I assume and accept any and all risks of injury, illness, death, and property damage or loss that may arise from my presence at The Backstage Foundation facilities/events or participation as a Backstage Foundation volunteer/featured dancer.

 

Waiver and Release of Claims

I waive and release The Backstage Foundation and its directors, employees, and other volunteers from any and all claims and liabilities arising from my participation as a The Backstage Foundation applicant/recipient, including, without limitation, claims in respect of death, illness, or injury to my person or property. I will not sue The Backstage Foundation on the basis of these waived and released claims.

Disclosure of Medical Conditions

I understand that I am solely responsible for knowing my own physical condition and making my own decision about dancing/volunteering. I have disclosed all medications and conditions relevant to my participation to The Backstage Foundation team, including, without limitation, chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies, seizures, or diabetes. I understand that The Backstage Foundation needs such information because some medication side effects or medical conditions could affect my safety or that of others at The Backstage Foundation or participating conventions/studios/etc.  I consent to The Backstage Foundation sharing this information with health professionals or first responders should I become ill or injured while at a performance/appearance/training with health professionals or first responders should I become ill or injured while at The Backstage Foundation's facilities/events/performance/appearance/training.

Receipt of Funds

I understand The Backstage Foundation will provide any received funds directly to an organization, studio, convention, or vendor for purchase of applicable services/goods on my behalf to further my dance development/career. No funds shall be directly given to me.

Medical Care Consent

I authorize The Backstage Foundation to provide me first aid, emergency medical assistance, and transportation. I understand that The Backstage Foundation is not obligated to provide this care. I also understand that I am solely responsible for any costs related to my medical treatment and transport, and that The Backstage Foundation does not provide health, medical, disability, or other insurance coverage for me.

Applicable to All Volunteer Work

I understand this Agreement applies throughout the duration of my participation as a The Backstage Foundation applicant/recipient.

 

General Provisions

This Agreement will run in favor of The Backstage Foundation and its board, directors, employees, and other volunteers, and will bind my heirs, next of kin, and legal representatives. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, the other terms will remain effective.

I have read this Agreement and understand its terms. I understand that becoming an applicant/recipient creates a binding agreement to these terms.