UpStage is committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our project, from writing code to creating and participating in performances. We welcome everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages, and expect the same of everyone within the UpStage community.

Accessibility has been central to the project from the very beginning: we set out to create a platform that could be accessed by anyone with a basic internet connection, basic computer, and basic computer literacy, anywhere in the world. We achieved this, and now we’re working to make it accessible via mobile devices as well, reaching out to communities and geographical locations where mobile phones are more affordable than computers as well as to young people who are growing up with mobile devices. UpStage is accessible to those with limited mobility, whether limited by physical disability, finances, borders, politics or other limits. If you have an internet connection, you have access.

The UpStage community is international and while our primary language of communication is English, we recognise that this is not everyone’s first language. We strive to use language and communication methods that are inclusive for those who have English as a second language, as well as avoiding technical jargon and exclusive language that could alienate people.

We are developing a code of conduct which will soon be available on this page.