“Art is something I naturally gravitated to as a way to cope with the world and an outlet for self-expression…it’s something that developed as a gift in my core.” DJ & performance artist Pauli Cakes came to our attention through a collaborative google doc they launched (in part with the creation of the safety protocol for their own parties under their new community organization DisCakes) containing resources for creating safer nightlife spaces. We knew this document was a gold mine of guidelines & resources that could easily be applied to festival safety (an undeniably similar environment to club & nightlife). As we aim to create an inclusive space, it was incredibly refreshing to see someone else has already stepped up and put in the ground work and details - a common core conduct - for both DIY and established venues, to look over while hiring staff and throwing events. Who knew they were also a dope DJ?