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Heritage Future provides reasonable accommodations to make our programs accessible for all attendees and participants. Below you will find our most commonly asked questions and their answers. Please check back often for updates and additional information closer to the program. Don’t see your question below? Please email us for assistance (


How do I contact Heritage Future? Prior to the start of a program please email: or visit the Contra Coffee and Tea serving bar at the 1888 Center for general questions and assistance.


What are the deadlines for making requests for accommodations?
Accessibility accommodation requests should be submitted two (2) weeks prior to the program. We will do our best to honor requests after the deadline, however services cannot be guaranteed.


What services are not provided by Heritage Future?
Heritage Future does not provide the following:


  • Devices that are personal or individually prescribed, such as wheelchairs, prescription eyeglasses, or hearing aids.
  • Services of a personal nature, such as assistance in eating, toileting or dressing, or the pushing of wheelchairs.
  • Connections to soundboards.


Can I bring my service animal to Heritage Future? Emotional support animal?
Heritage Future allows ADA-recognized service animals trained specifically to assist a person with disabilities at all programs. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and are not permitted at Heritage Future programs.


What mobility devices are allowed at Heritage Future?
Wheelchairs and 3- or 4-wheel electric scooters are allowed and are reasonably accommodated. Please know that Heritage Future does not provide push services for attendees. For safety reasons, requests to use other power-driven mobility devices will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please email (


Please email ( as soon as possible with any questions or specific accommodation requests. For more information please visit

Conditions and Requirements

All submissions must be submitted through Submittable ( unless otherwise noted. If you experience problems with your submission and need technical support, please contact Submittable’s help desk via email (, phone (855-467-8264, ext. 2) or by visiting

Heritage Future publishes fiction and nonfiction through the Great Story Project and community essays supporting our Why We Write program.

Great Story Project


  • Only accepting fiction and nonfiction novels, novellas, and short story collections.
  • Submission Period – June 1 through July 31
  • The work must be submitted in English.
  • The entry must be the entrant’s own original creation and must not infringe upon the right or copyright of any person or entity.
  • Entrants must be individuals and not a company or organization.
  • Entrants must submit their work using their real name.
  • Entrants must be over 18 years of age at the time of submission.
  • Entrants must pay the entry fee in order to be eligible.
  • Only submissions received and paid for by midnight (Pacific Standard Time) July 31st will be considered.
  • Entries that are not paid for, incomplete, are corrupted or submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • The identity of all entrants is withheld throughout the process.
  • To ensure the quality and diversity of the selections, each submission is considered by several readers.
  • Finalists will be notified by email when they have made the list.
  • Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • No editorial feedback will be provided.
  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the judging process.
  • Entrants will retain copyright of their work. However, in submitting your work, you give permission to Heritage Future to publicize and promote your work if appropriate (and use your names, title of work and photographs of you in such publicity).
  • The competition is not open to employees of Heritage Future or members of the judging panel. Family members of any of the aforementioned are also not eligible.
  • Only submissions which meet all Conditions and Requirements will be considered.
  • By entering this competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  • Entry fees collected are used to cover administrative costs.
Program Proposal Form




  • All artwork must be family friendly. All artwork must be framed by artist prior to show and fit within gallery dimensions and measure within a maximum height of 34 inches or smaller. The dimensions are as follows:
    • Gallery One is 288 inches wide x 35 inches.
    • Gallery Two is 240 inches wide x 35 inches.
    • Gallery Three is 135.75 inches wide.
    • Signage for show description is 8 x 10 inches.
    • Display stands for show labels are 2 x 3.5 inches. We recommend AVERY matte white Business Cards #8877.
  • All show labels must be provided by artist. Show labels must have the following information:
    • Artist’s Name
    • Title of Artwork
    • Medium
    • Price
  • The lender acknowledges that she/he has the full power to make this loan, including ownership or release of copyright, and has read the conditions above and agrees to abide by said conditions. Any arrangements other than the above must be agreed to in writing at the time of the contract performance.
  • The lender certifies that the objects are in good condition and will withstand ordinary strains of packing and transportation. Artwork transported by the lender will be at the expense of the lender. Artwork will be returned packed in the same or similar materials as received. Any artwork loaned to Heritage Future will be returned to the lender within 30 days or upon a reasonable notice after the close of the exhibition. Reasonable notice is considered seven to thirty days. If work cannot be delivered or is not picked up within 30 days through no fault of Heritage Future, the work shall be deemed an unrestricted gift to Heritage Future.
  • Artwork transported by the lender is insured from the time of arrival at 1888 Center until the time of pick-up by the lender. The lender agrees that, in the event of loss or damage, recovery shall be limited to such amount, if any, as may be paid by the insurer, hereby releasing Heritage Future and its employees from liability for any and all claims arising out of such loss or damage. In the event of partial loss or damage, Heritage Future’s liability shall be limited to the cost of repair or restoration or any resulting loss in fair market value.
  • Artwork will be visually inspected upon receipt and any noticeable damage will be documented. Evidence of damage to objects while in Heritage Future’s custody will be reported immediately to the lender. Heritage Future staff will supervise installation, while artist will place artwork and provide signage.
  • Heritage Future assumes the right to photograph and reproduce photographs of the artwork and/or artist for educational and publicity purposes and for use in any printed material produced related to the exhibition.
  • Exhibition proposals are due by September 1 each year. Proposals are collected through September 1 and are screened by the exhibition committee in October. Accepted artists are notified by the committee at the end of December. Please note, incomplete proposals will not be considered.
  • Heritage Future schedules exhibitions from 12 to 24 months in advance.
  • Artwork cannot be withdrawn from an exhibition by the lender at any time during its exhibition. In the event of a sale, Heritage Future will pay to the artist a 50% commission based on the sale price of the artwork. A W-9 form is required for payment.




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  • $75 per hour. Nonprofit organizations receive a rate of $65 per hour. $150 deposit required. Our cancellation fee is 50% of the total rental fee.
  • To qualify as a nonprofit, the organization must adhere to Internal Revenue Code 501c3.
  • Cancellation fee applies to any rental cancelled within 72 hours of meeting date.
  • There is a 2.5 hour minimum use.
  • 1888 Center renters are responsible for their own setup and takedown of the space; please add additional time to your rental to allow for this.
  • Rental times are firm. 1888 Center renters will not be permitted to setup before their rental time and renters must be finished and cleaned up at the end of their rental time. Extended meeting times are not permitted.
  • The 1888 Center must be put back to the standard setup before the end of your rental time; if not, you may be charged an additional fee.
  • Equipment and “Optional Items”requests must be made at the time of your booking and cannot be added the day of your use. Equipment and “Optional Items”include: TV, media players, microphones, projection, projection screen, white board, easel, etc.
  • Please note when booking the 1888 Center that there may be other groups using adjacent areas where you may hear brainstorming, discussions, presentations, etc.
  • The City of Orange parking lots are for public parking, so parking is not guaranteed when using 1888 Center.
  • Failure to adhere to the above could result in withholding all or a portion of your deposit. Please share this agreement with all users/coordinators, so all parties are informed of the Heritage Future rental agreement.




  • The purpose of this memorandum of understanding is to establish a collaboration between Heritage Future and Contributor, hereafter referred to as Contributor, for the common goal of providing creative and cultural opportunities for our diverse neighborhoods.
  • Contributor will provide:
    • Essential tools for community building, creative strategy, and cultural development.
    • Engaging and interactive storytelling experiences focused on learning, developing, and practicing specific skillsincluding, but not limited to: lectures and discussions themed around the arts, community, entrepreneurship; hands-on lessons or instructions promoting the development and enhancement of attendees; or any other appropriate instructor-led programming.
  • Heritage Future will provide:
    • Marketing support for the program, which may include promotion through our newsletter, podcast, or website.
    • Adequate space at 1888 Center to support the Contributor’s program.
    • Limited supply of complimentary tickets available upon Contributor’s request.
  • It is understood and agreed that:
    • There will be a 50/50 split on gross ticket sales, with the price to be mutually agreed upon by the Contributor and Heritage Future.
    • Heritage Future cannot assist on cost of extra materials for workshops.
    • Heritage Future may carry and sell any relevant book/s for promotion of the workshop for 30 days by consignment.
    • Payment will be distributed via check made payable to the Contributor no later than 30 days after the workshop was held.
    • The Contributor hereby acknowledges the accessibility limitations due to the historic building 1888 Center is located and will plan for and accommodate these limitations to the extent possible.
    • Contributor may cancel a workshop only with 72 hours written notice in advance.
    • All workshop requests are subject to approval by committee.




The group or organization listed above agrees that to the fullest extent permitted by the law, they will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Heritage Future against claims, damages, losses or injuries to persons or property, excluding any wrongful, intentional, malicious acts or negligence of Heritage Future, its officers, employees, or agents. This would include, but not be limited to, attorneys and consultant fees, legal costs, expenses and fees arising out of or resulting from the use of Heritage Future by said group or organization or by its officers, employees, agents, guests or invitees. This indemnification includes, but is not limited to, any wrongful, intentional, or malicious acts or conduct of the group or organization using Heritage Future, or by its officers, employees, agents, guests or invitees.

Why We Write


  • Open submission period.
  • The work must be submitted in English.
  • The submission must be the participant’s own original creation and must not infringe upon the right or copyright of any person or entity.
  • Participants must be individuals and not a company or organization.
  • Participants must submit their work using their real name.
  • Participants must be over 18 years of age at the time of submission.
  • Participants must pay the submission fee in order to be eligible.
  • Submissions that are not paid for, incomplete, or corrupted will not be considered.
  • To ensure the quality and diversity of the selections, each submission is considered by several readers.
  • Unsuccessful submissions will not be contacted.
  • No editorial feedback will be provided.
  • Submissions retain copyright. However, in submitting your work, you give permission to Heritage Future to publicize and promote your work if appropriate (and use your names, title of work, photographs, and videos of you in such publicity).
  • Only submissions which meet all Conditions and Requirements will be considered.
  • By submitting to this project, each participant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  • Heritage Future reserves the right to remove or refuse any submission for any reason.
  • Submission fees collected are used to cover administrative costs.

Copyright and Fair Use

HeritageFuture.Org is a publishing, rather than a file sharing platform, so copyrighted materials are often used in commentary, journalism, or the transformation of the material into something original of their own. As such, it’s important to consider if the manner in which the material is used falls under fair use, before submitting a DMCA notice. Under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing is liable for:


…any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or copyright owner’s authorized licensee, or by a service provider, who is injured by such misrepresentation, as the result of the service provider relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing, or in replacing the removed material or ceasing to disable access to it.


Please note that HeritageFuture.Org may seek to collect those damages. This includes DMCA notices aimed at uses of copyrighted content that we believe to be fair. Additionally, you are required to give consideration to whether a use of material is fair before submitting a takedown notification, as a result of the decision in Lenz v. Universal.


What is fair use?

There aren’t hard and fast rules when it comes to defining fair use. However, the Copyright Act sets out four factors for courts to consider:


  1. The purpose and character of the use: Why and how is the material used? Using content for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research is usually fair. Additionally, using material in a transformative manner, that is to say, in a manner that adds new expression, meaning, or insight, is also more likely to be considered fair use over an exact reproduction of a work. What’s more, nonprofit use is favored over commercial use.
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work: Is the original factual or fiction, published or unpublished? Factual and published works are less protected, so its use is more likely to be considered fair.
  3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole: How much of the material is used? If the “heart” (the most memorable or significant portion) or the majority of a work wasn’t used, it’s more likely to be considered fair.
  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work: Does the use target a different market/audience? If so, it’s more likely to be fair use. It’s important to note that although criticism or parody may reduce a market, it still may be fair because of its transformative nature. In other words, if the criticism of a product influences people to stop buying the product, that doesn’t count as having an “effect on the market for the work” under copyright law.


Here are some resources to learn more about fair use:


DMCA Notice

If you believe that material available on HeritageFuture.Org infringes on your copyright(s), please notify us by providing a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice. Upon receipt of a valid and complete notice, we will remove the material and make a good faith attempt to contact the user who uploaded the material by email. Learn more about our process below.


HeritageFuture.Org is a platform where users often use copyrighted materials in commentary or journalism, or transform the materials into something original of their own. As such, before submitting a DMCA notice, it’s important to consider if the manner in which the material is used falls under fair use. If you are not sure whether material located HeritageFuture.Org infringes your copyright, or if it is subject to fair use protections, you should first consider seeking legal advice.


Please be advised that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that material or activity is infringing.


Your DMCA notice will be forwarded to the party that made the material available, and also may be sent to third parties such as In addition, you are required to consider the possible fair use implications, as a result of Lenz v. Universal. We reserve the right to challenge abuses of the DMCA process, and your use of this form does not waive that right.


As required by the DMCA, we have a policy to terminate users that we consider to be repeat infringers. Although we won’t share the specifics of our repeat infringer policy, we believe that it strikes the right balance of protecting the rights of copyright owners as well as protecting legitimate users from wrongful termination. Please note that notices that are successfully countered, rejected on fair use grounds, or deemed to be fraudulent are not counted against a user or site.


Please send your complaint to our designated agent (we prefer email):


Heritage Future
115 North Orange Street
Orange, CA 92866
Phone: 657-282-0483


You must include the following:


  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
  • An identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • A description of the nature and exact location of the material that you claim to infringe your copyright, in sufficient detail to permit HeritageFuture.Org to find and positively identify that material. For example we require a link to the specific blog post (not just the name of the blog) that contains the material and a description of which specific portion of the blog post – an image, a link, the text, etc. your complaint refers to;
  • Your name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

DMCA Process

The process begins when a copyright holder (or someone acting on their behalf) submits a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) takedown notice to us, claiming that their content is published on HeritageFuture.Org without their permission. They can submit a DMCA takedown notice via email or printed letter. After that, here’s what happens:


  • We review the notice.
  • If the notice is complete and valid, we remove the content.
  • We notify the user and reply to the copyright holder to let them know we’ve taken action.
  • We add a strike to the user if they don’t counter the notice.
  • If the user believes they have rights to use the content or that the notice was submitted incorrectly, we review and process their counter notice.
  • We restore the content if the copyright holder doesn’t take further legal action within 10 business days.

Step 1: We Review the Takedown Notice


When we first receive a DMCA takedown notice regarding a site, we review it to confirm that all of the required elements are present. Because the DMCA is law, we cannot accept a notice that’s missing any of the pieces outlined here.


In addition to reviewing notices for completeness, we also assess their validity. Although we respect copyrights, we also support everyone’s right to use content within the boundaries afforded by the law. Specifically, we reject notices that appear to be fraudulent or where the content identified:


  • Isn’t copyrightable (for example, a person’s name).
  • Is content that the complaining party may not own the copyright for (for example, the subject of a photo isn’t necessarily the copyright owner of the photo).
  • Is fair use of copyrighted content.

Step 2: We Remove the Content


If we receive a complete and valid DMCA takedown notice, we remove the content from the site and replace it with a DMCA removal message. For example, if we receive a DMCA takedown notice for an image within a post, we’ll replace only that image with a placeholder and insert text at the bottom of the post; the rest of the post and site will be unaffected.

Step 3: We Notify the User and Reply to the Copyright Holder


Whenever we remove content from the site in response to a DMCA takedown notice we email the user and provide a copy of the original complaint. We also notify the copyright holder to let them know that the allegedly infringing content has been removed.


If the user wants to republish the post, they can edit the post to remove the specific content at issue. (This is only an option when only a portion of a post was identified as infringing.) After making the changes, the user must reply to our message to request removal of the DMCA takedown message.


Users cannot, under any circumstances, republish the allegedly infringing content. Republishing content that was removed after receipt of a valid DMCA takedown notice could result in the user being permanently suspended from HeritageFuture.Org. If the counter notice procedure is followed, we’ll restore the content at the appropriate time.

Step 4: We Add a Strike


We’re required by the DMCA to have a repeat infringer policy, so if a user doesn’t counter a complete and valid DMCA takedown notice, we add a strike to their account.


We assess strikes after 10 business days, so that no one is suspended before they have a chance to review the issue and submit a valid counter notice.

Step 5: We Review and Process the Counter Notice


Sometimes a user will disagree with the DMCA takedown notice, believing that they are lawfully using the content. We encourage users to submit a counter notice if this is the case. After reviewing the counter notice for completeness, we reply to the user and notify the copyright holder, providing them with a copy.

Step 6: We Restore the Content


In spite of the counter notice, the user cannot republish the content because the copyright holder then has 10 business days to initiate legal proceedings against the user to prevent them from using their content on HeritageFuture.Org. If at the end of the 10 business days, the copyright holder hasn’t initiated legal proceedings, the DMCA requires us to restore the content.