Diversity Statement

Bar Harbor Music Festival Diversity Statement

The Bar Harbor Music Festival acknowledges structural inequities that have excluded individuals and communities from opportunities, and is committed to cultivating an inclusive musical community, facilitating the success of all people, and supporting all individuals. An inclusive community values diversity in culture, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, nationality, place of origin, language, ability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religious and non-religious identity, political and social ideology, family background, veteran status, and age, as well as the intersections of these identities. The Festival welcomes the application of musicians of all communities and identities to be considered to perform and strives to provide opportunities for its artists and audiences to reflect upon their own perspectives while examining the perspectives of others, resulting in a culture of empathy and respect for all.

The Bar Harbor Music Festival performs in the homeland of the Wabanaki, the People of the Dawn. We recognize and honor the Abenaki, Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Nations and all of the Native communities who have lived here for hundreds of generations in what is known today as Maine.