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Dublin Street Performers Fight New Restrictions 2015

Santa Fe City Council proposes new time restrictions on Busking February 2014

Santa Cruz begins crackdown on street performers February 2014

New Orleans City Council considers new Noise Ordinance that would reduce sound level to 60 dB that would ban music in public spaces Dec 2013 then withdraw ordinance January 16, 2014

Two Performers with support from ACLU of Eastern Missouri  Challenge the Audition System, High Permit Fees and Performance Location Restrictions in Saint Louis, MO May 2013

New York City Curtails Street Performers and Street Artists in City Parks 2010-2011

Arrest and legal actions of Chris Drew for selling art on streets of Chicago December 2009. ACLU challenges Illinois eavesdropping act - Lawsuit cites cases of people charged with breaking the law for making audio recordings of police in action August 2010

Spokane Legal Battle Won January 11, 2010 and November 24, 2008

Ninth Circuit Appeals Federal Court Case won 8-3 Berger vs. Seattle June 24, 2009

Glen Hansard, a former Dublin busker, with singer Marketa Irglova win the 2008 Oscar and Grammy for the best song Falling Slowly

Wilmington, North Carolina, Law and Enforcement Practices Ruled Unconstitutional November 3, 2008

Boston Crack Down on Street Performers and Artists August 2008

MBTA-Radio Threatens Subway Performances Oct 2007

Jakarta, Indonesia bans donations to buskers September 2007

Kansas City Council attempts to ban street performances February 2007

Community Arts Advocates Site Map

LINKS AND REFERENCES

Links come and go so fast that I have not hot linked these sites. Just cut and paste the web addresses.

Will be happy to include new site information. Send details via email.

Internet searches will reach many sites both old and new.

 INDEX
General Web Sites

City and Government Regulation Web Sites (Also see Model Regulations)

Individual Performer and Artists Web Sites (Also see Street and Vaudeville Artists Data Base)

Professional Vaudeville Organization and School Web Sites

Busker and Street Performer Festival Web Sites (See the PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS pages for additional festivals and details by geographical locations)

Performance Opportunities

Research Web Sites

Books (See the Books & References and Street Artists in Fine Arts Paintings, Photographs and Films pages for additional sources and details)

General Web Sites


In Italy an amazing, innovative, and revolutionary web service is now ready to start (from April 2013) in the ambit of the free street show: a brand new web system will consent street artist to visit,select and book show venues in Milan and, in next future, also in other Italian cities, thus avoiding local presentation of documents, requests, fee payments etc.. The system, created and implemented by the Italian Federazione Nazionale Arte di Strada (National Street Art Federation http://www.fnas.org), in cooperation with the City Administration of Milano, will manage more than 200 venues in city center. The system will create a network of Italian cities (after the testing phase in Milan the FNAS will extend the system also in other big Italian cities such as Venezia, Roma, Napoli, Genova, Trieste, Bologna...). The final aim will be to join biggest cities in a single network. In this way, after one single subscription, the artist will be able to have access to all cities just booking venues online. The system is completely free for artists: they can insert brief descriptions of their shows, photos, contacts, and meantime the city administrations will be able to manage spaces and artists distribution in quick and simple way. Also, the city administration will have the advantage to use a simple and efficient way to distribute pitches, to coordinate timetables and calendars, to verify immediately the presence of artists on site, to close temporarily the sites involved in street works, other activities, events etc., and to inform citizens about where and when the shows, shared by typology, are going to be performed. The long term goal of this system will be to involve as many European cities as possible, but needless to say that the system can be used also by USA artists will to hat perform in EU and adopted with no problem by USA city administrations as well.

In this way an artist willing to tour in Europe or Italy for whole summer will simply join online, and through one single web platform will be able to select cities, visit and choose the show venues available, to program dates and timetables and to start touring avoiding presentation of documents city by city, paper requests, payments, queues and waste of time.

For the moment you can visit the beta version of web site http://www.stradaperta.it. The subscription of artists will be allowed once whole system will be fully tested and verified (mid April 2013) USA Artists and city administrations interested can request more info at staff@fnas.org


Buskers Bunkhouse, is a haven for, musicians, artists, and buskers. Ms Pearl, a resident of the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, began the Kamp naming it Kamp Katrina after the storm as a tent city in her backyard, housing those displaced by the storm. Buskers Bunkhouse has evolved into an art colony and refuge for buskers, independent filmmakers, and performers. The Kamp Katrina project film and book was a collaboration between Buskers Bunkhouse residents, a California filmmaker, a college writing teacher, a high school writing teacher, and an associate dean.

The project began during a professional conference in New Orleans where the film Kamp Katrina was screened. Ms Pearl invited the audience to her home to see the real story behind the film, as she believed that the film didn't “tell the real story.” Currently, the project includes this book as well as a forthcoming film Kamp Katrina: A Love Letter to New Orleans, and a website that continues the Kamp Katrina story online.

Buskers Bunkhouse helps Local and international artists aid in the recovery, restoration, and rebirth of their city's unique cultural practices thru hosting artists and bands from all over the world, participating and grand marshaling parades and second lines for non profit 's such as the Goodchildren's Carnival Club. Participating in grass rots political efforts to maintain the Bywater, Buskers Bunkhouse has put together a non profit brass band with the help of Miguel Alvarado and Clifford MC Peak, two Long time musicians. We do jazz Funerals and play music for the community.


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They issue a free permit in Savannah now.  The catch is they only want to give it out to locals.  Pearson DeLoach in the leisure services department said that the constitution doesn't matter in Savannah.  After arguing with him for a while he finally gave me the permit after I challenged him to tell me what harm I cause to the public.  I think this country would be a better place if he would get out of it.  He's held that job for 40 years, that's far too long for someone that ignorant to have a say in how I exercise my free speech.

Keep up the good work guys, I just heard about your site recently so the next day I strike gold I'm making a donation to help you spread the word.

Have a Great Day, Ben Saxon

Hey all,
The big day is finally drawing near. For those of you who have been involved with the Tonerwoods project, "On Every Corner", you know to which I referring to. For those of you who do not know about this documentary, well read on.
Heavy Hats,
Sean Miller
Busk Pittsburgh
http://www.busk-pittsburgh.com

*************************************************************

On Every Corner Documentary film PREMIERE

Thursday July 26, 2007 - 8:00 PM - $ Free
Cefalo's Night Club
(428 Washington Ave. Carnegie 15106)

Tonerwoods Productions announces the premiere of ON EVERY CORNER (OEC).
OEC is a documentary feature film which explores the art of Busking
(street performing for tips) in the city of Pittsburgh. The filmmakers
spent one year with the street musicians, dancers, jugglers and variety
acts who entertain the passersby. OEC tells their stories and hopes to
breakthrough the misconceptions associated with the art.

In addition OEC follows the filmmakers in their attempt to create a live
Busking event in the heart of the city. Designed as a social experiment
the OEC LIVE EVENT was held in Market Square, an area of urban decay,
with the objective of using buskers to help improve the landscape.

In true busking fashion the OEC premiere will be "busked" on the big
screen. The free screening will be presented with an empty hat, with
all tips collected going to the buskers who appear in the movie.

For additional information on the OEC project, view film clips and watch the OEC short film series, please visit: http://www.oneverycorner.com

City and Government Regulation Web Sites

NOTE: Many permit systems are unconstitutionally over broad. The US Constitution itself had to be challenged and changed to stop slavery. Laws are like photographs-- times and technology changes -- making many laws only images of the past. Help make these laws current and relevant through persistent challenges.

A UCLA Department of Urban Planning research book chapter summary on the use of public spaces can be found on this web site at: Sidewalk Democracy: Municipalities and the Regulation of Public Space

Many city codes are now published on the web-- http://www.municode.com/Resources/online_codes.asp or http://www.amlegal.com/ or try search with City of ________ or use URL http://www.ci.cityname.state.us/

Also review the web page on regulations on this site at: Model Regulations

http://www.cambridgeartscouncil.org or http://www.ci.cambridge.ma.us/~CAC/ Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA permit and regulations

http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Revenue/License/StreetPerfromer.html Chicago, Illinois, USA Street Performer Permit Required to perform in a public area. No amplified music is allowed. Fee: $50 Municipal Code Reference: 4-268

http://www.sfport.com/site/port_page.asp?id=73156  San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Regulations with both schedule spots and First Amendment areas.

http://www.nocitycouncil.com/content/ New Orleans, Louisana, USA Permit $15 Code of Ordinanceshttp://livepublish.municode.com/25/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=altmain-nf-hitlist.htm&2.0

http://www.ci.savannah.ga.us/cityweb/webdatabase.nsf Savanah, Georgia, USA (click on forms then Street Performers permit) The applicant must go to the Revenue Department at the Broughton Municipal Building to obtain and fill out the application (the attached PDF file may be downloaded, printed and filled out in advance). The application must be filed in person and a picture ID must be presented. It is then forwarded to Leisure Services for review and approval. Leisure Services will return the application to the Revenue Department at BMB within 5 Business days. If the application is approved the permit is issued upon the payment of the $25 fee to the Revenue Department at BMB. If a permit is denied then the applicant can contact Leisure Services for clarification at 912 351-3837. http://www.savannahmorningnews.com/stories/090500/OPEDtwo.shtml Read this newspaper editorial

http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/cco/code/data/t2055.htm Saint Louis, MO, USA (Official printed copies of St. Louis City Revised Code may be obtained from the Register's Office at the St. Louis City Hall., 1200 Market St., St. Louis, MO 63103 Telephone 314-622-4000 General Info)

http://www.malvern-central.vic.edu.au/2000/streetact.html http://www.malvern-central.vic.edu.au/2000/code.htm Melbourne, Australia regulations

http://www.communitybuilders.nsw.gov.au/building_stronger/vibrant/busk.html http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/cs_busking.asp Sidney Australia

http://www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/councilservices_locallaws_busking.asp Stonnington, Australia

http://www.noosa.qld.gov.au/events/buskers/default.htm Noosa Shire, Australia

http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/7966/busking.html Singapore Busking regulations

http://www.downtowncalgary.com/busking.htm Calgary, Alberta, Canada

http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/engsvcs/streets/admin/busking.htm Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

http://www.wcc.govt.nz/ http://www.wcc.govt.nz/policy/current/busking_policy.pdf Wellington, New Zealand

http://www.cab.org.je/010306.htm#PARA1 Jersey, UK

http://www.gloucester.gov.uk/libraries/templates/page.asp?URN=1124 Gloucester, UK

Individual Performer and Artists Web Sites (See our own list Street and Vaudeville Artists here). There are lots of sites all over the world. Internet searches will reach many old and new. Many artists biographies and recording notes often include stories of street performances. See the vaudeville organization list below to start a search for artists.

http://www.performers.net Performers.net has a extensive artist reference list

http://www.buskercentral.com/ Buskers Central has lots of busker videos

http://www.checkerhead.com/yellowpages.html Data base of street and vaudeville artists

http://www.dom.zip.com.au/sb/index.html Australia info site. Includes performer directory

http://undercoverny.com/ New web site called Under Cover New York with blogs, photos and clips of New York City street musicians, street performers and street artists

http://www.venicebeachcalifornia.com/ Harry Perry, Venice Beach, California performer site

http://www.herbietreehead.com/ Performer site in England

http://www.davidandroselyn.net/ David & Roselyn, longtime street performers in New Orleans, with articles, video and sound clips including PBS River of Song clips.

http://www.performers.net/library/pb-uspitches.html Glassman, Peter Bennent story of performing in New Orleans and west coast to Alaska. http://www.glassharper.com

http://panflutejedi.com/ Visit street performer and pan flute player Douglas Bishop's web site to see the short internet video documentary of his street performance work titled, ""Douglas's Interview on the Church Street Marketplace."

http://www.onemanband.org/omb-info/omb-info.htm

http://www.SawLady.com Photos and stories of NYC and Europe busker saw player

http://users.chariot.net.au/~michaelc/israel/busking.htm Photo of street performing in Israel

http://www.violentfemmes.net/busking.htm Photo of Violent Femmes busking

http://www.ifnet.or.jp/~jyoti/ Bruce Boyd in Japan

http://www.scottish-memories.co.uk/0111/busking.html Humerous Scottish tales of street performing

http://www.brightbluegorilla.com/italy_street_playing.htm Florence, Italy photo

http://www.thestraniero.com/ Mark Di Giuseppe "The Straniero" One-man band site has lists and festival contacts in Italy and Europe

http://www.sarangi.demon.co.uk/PhotPages/Busking.html Street Puppets & Hurdy Gurdy photos in Europe

Professional Vaudeville Organization and School Web Sites

These professional vaudeville organization and school sites will lead to many individual site links to noted street performers around the world. Jugglers World has published numerous articles over the years on sites, issues and artists.

http://www.juggling.org

http://www.magicians.org INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS,11155-C South Towne Square, St. Louis, Missouri, USA 63123 Office: 314-845-9200 Fax: 314-845-9220 office@magician.org

The I.B.M. is the world's largest organization for magicians boasting nearly 15,000 members worldwide. Over 300 local groups, called Rings, in more than 73 countries!

http://www.mimes.com

http://www.performingarts.net

http://puppetshowplace.org/ Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, MA USA with links to puppet resources and organizations

http://www.ciag.org International Circle of Friends of Giant Puppets, Carrelera Vella, 56, 08470-VALLGORGUINA, ESPAÑA (SPAIN) Tel. 93.867.93.12 - 666.07.26.25 Fax: 93.867.93.12 E -mail: info@ciag.org

http://www.coai.org Clowns of America International provides convention, magazine and regional alleys.

54 GREATER BOSTON COAI ALLEY 54 7 South Mason St. Salem MA 01970 j-clowncubbard@webtv.net http://www.alley54.com

323 JOLLY CITY KLICKERS P.O. Box 690161 Quincy MA 02269 cornbeefncabbage@msn.com

159A SOUTH SHORE JOEYS P.O. Box 35 Alington MA 02351 bildabbles@aol.com

http://worldclownassociation.com Provides liabilty insurance for clowns, magicians and jugglers plus convention and magazine.

http://www.musicals101.com/vaude1.htm Great site on the history of vaudeville

http://www.motionfest.com/sf/home.htm Conducts workshops and conferences

http://www.circuscenter.org/index2.htm Circus school in San Francisco, California: 755 Frederick Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 Phone: (415) 759-8123 Fax: (415) 759-8644 Email: info@circuscenter.org

http://www.jeffraz.com/ The Clown Conservatory offers comprehenisive professional circus clown training program in San Francisco, California

http://www.dellarte.com/ New Vaudeville school and festival based in California

http://www.celebrationbarn.com International School for Performing Arts. Mime, juggling, physical comedy, clowning, etc. Based in Maine.

Busker and Street Performer Festival Web Sites (See the PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS pages for additional festivals and details listed under geographical locations) Many towns and cities have farmers markets, street festivals, historic festivals, theater festivals and fringe festivals. A web serach of country, regional and city tourist bureaus will lead you to many of these events. See IJA site for list of juggling festivals at: http://www.juggling.org/festivals/

North America

South Terrace and Market Streets, Fremantle, Western Australia Early April https://www.facebook.com/fremantlestreetartsfestival

Lawrence Busker Festival - Lawrence Kansas - Late August since 2008 http://www.lawrencebuskerfest.com/  https://www.facebook.com/Lawrencebuskerfest

New Festival 2007 and events StreetStage Atlanta, Inc..P.O. Box 14434, Atlanta, GA 30324-1434 Telephone: 404 261 8375
http://streetstageatlanta.com


http://www.minifest.net/index.html MiniFest is November 7-10, 2006 (Formally Motion Fest); Laughter Arts Foundation, c/o Michael Rosman, 12621 Mt. Laurel Ct., Reisterstown, MD 21136 T: 410-627-0669 E: michael@minifest.org W:
http://www.minifest.net/index.html

http://www.hawaiianjugglingfestival.com Hawaiian Juggling Festival in February (No festivals in 2005-2006)

http://www.buskerfest.com/ or http://performanceintl.org Denver, Colorado -- Performance International, PO Box 6304, Denver, CO 80206 E-mail: piman@performanceintl.org

http://www.chicagoneweastside.com This past August 2002, Chicago's New East Side sponsored and hosted its first annual BuskerFest. The Festival was held at various locations around the New East Side neighborhood on Thursday,Friday and Saturday. Each day, the Buskers (Street Performers) performed continuously from 11:00 each morning until 6:00pm each night.

http://www.pikemarketbuskers.org The Pike Marker Performers' Guild iproduces annual Pike Market Buskers' Festival, in September:

http://www.busk-pittsburgh.com Busk Pittsburgh, Sean Miller Email sean@busk-pittsburgh.com updated site June 7, 2006 Works with Pittsburgh events that use buskers. Information sean@busk-pittsbrugh.com Three River Arts Festival June: http://www.artsfestival.net/

http://www.nwfolklife.org/P_F/StreetPerf.html Northwest Folklife Festival on Memorial Day Weekend in Seattle, Washington, USA has street artists

New York City South Street Seaport Festival June 18, 2005 JugglrJosh@aol.com

http://www.newburyportchamber.org/ Buskers Festival, Labor Day Weekend, Downtown Newburyport, Held on the Sunday and Monday of Labor Day Weekend, this festival features outdoor street theater. Performers of all kinds fill Market Square and Inn Street. There are also Food Booths from Newburyport Restaurants. Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 38R Merrimac Street, Newburyport MA 01950 Phone: 978-462-6680, Fax: 978-465-4145 info@newburyportchamber.org

http://buskers.ns.sympatico.ca/ Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

http://www.edmontonstreetfest.com or http://www.discoveredmonton.com/streetperformers/ Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, Suite #650, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2V5 Phone: (780) 425-5162 Shelley Switzer, Producer, Email: streetfest@telusplanet.net Held in mid July

http://www.passthehat.com/main.shtml Annual Windsor Canada International Buskers Festival

http://www.waterloo-buskers.com/ Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

http://www.torontobuskerfest.com/ Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- buskers@epilepsytoronto.org or call Epilepsy Toronto at 416-964-9095

http://www.streetfest.bc.ca/ Nelson, British Columbia, Canada -- PO Box 386 Nelson, BC V1L 5R2 P: 250.352.7188 F: 250.352.2405 E: streetfest@kics.bc.ca

Vancouver Buskers Festival - http://www.vancouverbuskerfest.com/

Mexico and Central America

http://sunsetfestival@flamingoboardwalk.com.mx/APprov.htm Cancun, Mexico: Schedule mall program: Flamingo Boardwalk, in the heart of the dynamic Hotel Zone of Isla Cancun, currently features 26 Artists' display locations and more than 12 Performance positions in a festive Art and Performance show format. The Boardwalk is home to a daily Sunset Festival, scheduled to set up approximately two hours before the sunset. Regional and International Artisans of all styles practice their art here 365 days a year. Performers are invited to entertain the crowds in the protected & air-conditioned comfort of the Plaza Flamingo, Cancun's original enclosed shopping mall. Performers contact streetperformers@flamingoboardwalk.com.mx Artists contact artisan@flamingoboardwalk.com.mx More info contact sunsetfestival@flamingoboardwalk.com.mx Web site in English, Spanish and French: http://sunsetfestival@flamingoboardwalk.com.mx/APprov.htm

South America

http://www.festivalderua.com/ Aeroclube Festival de Rua, Bahia, Brazil, held in March, features artists and musicians from Bahia, from other parts of Brazil, Latin America, the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. The performers will present themselves on the streets and squares of the Aeroclube Plaza Show, and in other parts of Salvador: Praça da Sé, Ponto da Humaitá, and Parque da Cidade.

Europe


Dublin Street Performers Fight New Restrictions 2015
March 2013

Italian Federazione Nazionale Arte di Strada (National Street Art Federation) http://www.fnas.org In Italy an amazing, innovative, and revolutionary web service is now ready to start (from April 2013) in the ambit of the free street show: a brand new web system will consent street artist to visit,select and book show venues in Milan and, in next future, also in other Italian cities, thus avoiding local presentation of documents, requests, fee payments etc.. The system, created and implemented by the Italian Federazione Nazionale Arte di Strada (National Street Art Federation http://www.fnas.org), in cooperation with the City Administration of Milano, will manage more than 200 venues in city center. The system will create a network of Italian cities (after the testing phase in Milan the FNAS will extend the system also in other big Italian cities such as Venezia, Roma, Napoli, Genova, Trieste, Bologna...). The final aim will be to join biggest cities in a single network. In this way, after one single subscription, the artist will be able to have access to all cities just booking venues online. The system is completely free for artists: they can insert brief descriptions of their shows, photos, contacts, and meantime the city administrations will be able to manage spaces and artists distribution in quick and simple way. Also, the city administration will have the advantage to use a simple and efficient way to distribute pitches, to coordinate timetables and calendars, to verify immediately the presence of artists on site, to close temporarily the sites involved in street works, other activities, events etc., and to inform citizens about where and when the shows, shared by typology, are going to be performed. The long term goal of this system will be to involve as many European cities as possible, but needless to say that the system can be used also by USA artists will to hat perform in EU and adopted with no problem by USA city administrations as well.

In this way an artist willing to tour in Europe or Italy for whole summer will simply join online, and through one single web platform will be able to select cities, visit and choose the show venues available, to program dates and timetables and to start touring avoiding presentation of documents city by city, paper requests, payments, queues and waste of time.

For the moment you can visit the beta version of web site http://www.stradaperta.it. The subscription of artists will be allowed once whole system will be fully tested and verified (mid April 2013) USA Artists and city administrations interested can request more info at staff@fnas.org


December 2011
 
We, as Federazione Nazionale Arte di Strada of Italy (National Federation for Street Arts), being the sole offcial federation for Italy, associating  artists, companies and art operators, will now try to give our contribution in this matter, thanks to the project "OPEN Street", funded by Culture Commission of European Community (http://www.open.street.eu) and where we act as Italia Co-organizer. For us here in Italy, some positive USA Courts decisions in favour of artists (we read something from your site) are simply amazing...and this demonstrates us how much we still have to work in Europe to obtain such results..... One thing more, we want to ask you if it is possible to insert a link of Italian Federation. in your Links, Festivals and References webpage.  The website http://www.fnas.org is in Italian. http://www.fnas.org/protectweb/rass_fest.asp - through this search engine you can find abt 200 Italian street show festivals and events, including all contacts of festival organizers and art directors http://www.fnas.org/registrazione/ordini_en.asp - instruction (in English) to order and receive the yearbook "Kermesse" the only complete guide on street performing art,  printed every (in Italian) by the F.N.A.S. Also, keep in mind that the Federation can be contacted, in English,  for any info you may need regarding street performing/hat passing laws, rules and procedures in Italy: staff@fnas.org
 
many Thanks for kind attention
 
F.N.A.S. Sec. Office

International Physical Theatre Laboratory October 19 - 27, 2008, Bovec, Slovenia
http://www.iugte.com/projects/PhysicalTheatre.php

International Physical Theatre Laboratory, November 1 - 7, 2008, Ystad, Sweden
http://www.iugte.com/projects/performers.physicality.php

Berlin lacht! Association for the promotion of Street art and – culture, presents the
“Tour de Berlin” Street theatre
 
http://berlin-lacht.de/
Berlin Lacht! The International Street Theatre Festival is making a tour this year.

Festival Dates
6th Anniversary in our home district, and our base where everything began. Lovely atmosphere and
great audience. It is almost a kind of “social work” to play there, but every artist loves to perform for the
wild audience of Kreuzberg.
12.-14. June 2009 Mariannenplatz
Berlin, Kreuzberg
>>>download application
(http://zirkusamalgam.de/download/application-09-mariannenplatz.doc)
 
2nd time at Alexanderplatz
Alexanderplatz has become the most common place for street theatre. Since the festivals premiere their last year, it has become Berlins official “pitch”.
09. - 12. July 2009 Alexanderplatz
Berlin, Mitte
>>>download application
(http://zirkusamalgam.de/download/application-09-alexanderplatz.doc)
 
2nd time at Kürfürstendamm
At the famous Kaiser-Wilhelm-GedächtnisKirche, “Kaiser William Memorial Church is located in Berlin on the Kurfürstendamm in the centre of the Breitscheidplatz. The original church on the site was built in the 1890s. It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943. The present building, which consists of a church with an attached foyer and a separate belfry with an attached chapel, was built between 1959 and 1963. The damaged spire of the old church has been retained and its ground floor has been made into a memorial hall.” This is one of Berlins Biggest Tourist attractions. More than 20000 People pass by every day, and it was the centre of Berlin before the wall came down.
16.-19. July 2009 Kurfürstendamm
Berlin, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
>>>download application
(http://zirkusamalgam.de/download/ application-09-kudamm.doc

Berlin lacht! e.V.
Noa N., Thomas Plattner
 
· Berlin lacht! e.V.
· Revaler Str. 99
· Tor 2 , Halle 25
. 10245 Berlin
. Tel.: +49 30 69204228-1
. Fax. : +49 30 69204228- 9 
· Mobil  +49 163 8295722
· booking@berlin-lacht.de
· http://www.berlin-lacht.de
. Steuernummer: 27/661/52567
 Vereinsregisternr: 24465 NZ
 Amtsgericht Charlottenburg


http://www.facebook.com/buskersfestivalbarcelona?ref=search Busker's Festival Barcelona del 5 al 8 de Agosto de 2010Bernard M. Snyder http://www.onemanband.org/

http://www.alternativearts.co.uk/ Email: info@alternativearts.co.uk
Alternative Arts for Fringe and Street Festivals in England and UK

http://www.streetperformance.co.uk/ Street Performers Assoc.for Fesivals in London and UK

http://www.edfringe.com/ or http:// www.edfringegroups.com Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival info

http://www.biginfalkirk.com/bif_general_info.html Falkirk, Scotland

http://www.ferrarabuskers.com/ Ferrara, Italy

http://www.montefeltro.net/artistiinpiazza/index.html Pennabilli, Italy

http://www.comune.torino.it/portapalazzo/ newpp/bancadati/busker.htm Turin, Italy Festival

http://www.comunesorrento.na.it Street theatre festival in Sorrento (Naples), running the last week of carnival

http://www.santasofiabuskersfestival.com/homepage.html Santa Sofia Buskers Festival

http://www.firatarrega.com/ La Fira de Teatre, second week of September, held in Tàrrega, Spain, set in the heart of Catalonia, some 100 kilometres from Barcelona, the whole range of theatrical specialities: visual, text, street, and youth's theatre, puppets, comtemporary dance.

http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/belvedere/1226/organizers2.html Contact page for Italian and Swiss Festivals and artists.

http://www.buskersbern.ch/ Buskers Bern - 1st international Festival of Street Performance, Wednesday to Saturday, 4 th to 7 th of August 2004. Buskers Bern, Christine und Lisette Wyss, Daxelhoferstr. 5, CH-3012 Bern, Schweiz, Tel/Fax: +41 31 301 80 67, e-mail: info@buskersbern.ch

http://www.circostrada.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Langue&langue=ENG HorsLesMurs, 68, rue de la Folie-Méricourt 75011 Paris, FRANCE, Tél. : (33) 01 55 28 10 10, fax : (33) 01 55 28 10 11 French circus and sreet performers site with links to over 500 festivals and organiztions.

http://www.lefourneau.com/ also see http://www.lefourneau.com/ailleurs/festivals-fr.htm French site

Pflasterspektakel, Linz, Austria, Street Performers and Street Theater Festival, Third Thursday to sunday of July, started in 1986. Contact: Cultural Office, 1-5 Hauptstraße, Linz, A-4041, Austria Email: pflasterspektakel@kua.mag.linz.at Tel: +43 (0) 732 7070 2946

Street Theatre in Chalon, Chalon-sur-Saône, France, Street Performers and Street Theater Festival, Mid July three days, started in 1990 Tel: +33 (0) 3 85 48 05 22

GEVLEUGELDE STAD IEPER, also known as CITY OF WINGS Dutch Street theatre- profession grant and &endash; promotion festival. Marc 31-April 1 and April 2, 2006 http://www.gevleugeldestad.net

Asia and Australia

http://www.singapore-buskers.com/ Singapore Festivals  -- Singapore River Buskers Festival
Contact: Jimmy Wong Gwyndara International, 118C Newton Road, Singapore 307982
Tel: 65 2507977, Fax: 65 2535881, E-mail: gwyndara@pacific.net.sg  or Central Singapore Community Development Council is located at HDB Hub BizThree, 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #04-10, Singapore 310490 Main Line: 6370 9901 Fax: 6370 9928 Email: feedback@centralsingapore.org.sg


http://
www.ansanfest.com Ansan Street Arts Festival (ASAF), Korea.  The city of Ansan is 30km from Seoul and place of the ASAF; which is one of the fastest growing festivals in the Asia, held on the every May of the year. The festival presented about 53 companies from 16 countries and about 900,000 audiences came last year. All the performances will be held in the field of the outdoors. The festival aims at developing street arts in the Asia, promoting cultural exchange between worldwide, and relating to the audiences. This year our festival will be held from 2nd of May until 5th of May 2009.
 
ASAFRINGE is a name of the international competitive section of ANSAN STREET ARTS FESTIVAL. The prizes for the 1st and 2nd winners will get 10,000USD and 5,000USD. So artists must cover their own travel cost as well as freight. The festival only can provides hotel, meals (or per diem), technical rider, domestic transportation and about 250USD financial support per each participant. (This year winner was group from Spain and Korea)

안산국제거리극축제(2009.5.2~5)
Ansan Street Arts Festival (2nd~5th May 2009)

(425-020) 경기 안산 단원 고잔동 817 안산문화예술의전당
817 Gojandong Danwongu Ansan-city Gyeonggido S.Korea   p.c.425-906

Web-site: www.ansanfest.com
Tel: +82 31 481-4030~3
Fax:+82 31 481-4034

http://www.jolf.co.jp/event/daidougei/ Tokyo Buskers Festival

http://www.adelaidefestival.net.au Adelaide Festival of the Arts (also Fringe Festival), Adelaide, Ausralia, 27 Feb 2004 - 14 Mar 2004 (Every 2 years), started in 1964, 105 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000 Tel: +61 (0) 8 8216 4444 afa@adelaidefestival.net.au

http://www.coffsharbourbuskers.com/ Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia Busker Festival

http://members.datafast.net.au/buskfest/ Mortlake Buskers Festival. Run annually on the first Saturday of February.

http://www.waimate.org.nz/busking/ Seddon Square, Queen Street, Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand held in February

http://www.worldbuskersfestival.com/ Christchurch, New Zealand Festival, Festival City Productions, PO Box 845, Christchurch, New Zealand Telephone: 64.3.377.2365 Email: festpro@clear.net.nz

Other

http://www.artisthespoonman.org Artis the Spoonman web site inckudes a list of West Coast, Canadian and European Fringe Festival contacts

Performance Opportunities:


International Physical Theatre Lab
May 13-17, 2013 intensive practical training in Tuscany, Italy

The Lab will take place at the International Theatre Academy in Massa Carrara, the province in the Tuscany region of Italy near the Mediterranean Sea.
The nearest international airport is located in Pisa - Aeroporto Galileo Galilei. 
The workshop language is English. Participants can receive the Certificate.
Programme details, registration: http://www.iugte.com/projects/physicaltheatre
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/iugte
Visit out photo gallery: http://picasaweb.google.com/globtheatre



PRESS RELEASE 10/09/06
Movie promotion on the walls of Pittsburgh

Documentary film trailer to be shown around town

Tonerwoods Productions, a local multi-media company has announced an innovative grass roots advertisement campaign to promote their documentary feature film ON EVERY CORNER (OEC). A film trailer and several five to fifteen minute documentary films featuring Pittsburgh Buskers will be digitally projected onto city buildings. The promotion is designed to introduce the local cast of characters who appear in the feature Busking documentary which filmed in Pittsburgh throughout the summer and fall of 2004.

Buskers are street entertainers (singers, dancers, jugglers, etc.) who perform on the streets and are rewarded with the occasional tip. The OEC promotion will be the first ever multi-media Busking experiment; the films will actually Busk themselves. Multiple area building walls will unknowingly “host” the projected films. Tonerwoods has designed a portable DVD/Projection system and will move the films from wall to wall on weekends throughout the Southside, Oakland, Downtown and The Strip District this fall.

In true Busking fashion and empty hat and sign reading “Need $$ for theater” will accompany the rig. The producers hope to raise awareness of Busking in Pittsburgh, promote the OEC feature, and if they’re lucky, raise enough money to secure a local art house theater to premiere the film. For additional information about the OEC projects contact Tonerwoods Productions at:
412.398.5193 / contact@tonerwoods.com

http://www.oneverycorner.com
http://www.tonerwoods.com




Grand Central BuskerFest & Ice Cream Taste-Off.  This will take place in the Grand Central District along Central Avenue, St Petersburg, Florida, on Saturday October 21, 2006, from 10am.

The St Petersburg Times has come aboard as a sponsor of the event which will guarantee advertising & exposure.  We plan to make this an annual event & want you back next year.   So it is important for us to get spectators here so the event is a success for the buskers as well as for us.  Buskers & ice cream vendors will be lined along the sidewalks of Central Avenue.  Afterwards the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Busker & their favorite ice cream.

The Grand Central BuskerFest is a family event.  If you have any questions please contact me at the number below.

Thank you,
Jeff Schorr
Grand Central District Association - promotions chairman
(727) 323-ARTS

http://sunsetfestival@flamingoboardwalk.com.mx/APprov.htm Cancun, Mexico: Schedule mall program: Flamingo Boardwalk, in the heart of the dynamic Hotel Zone of Isla Cancun, currently features 26 Artists' display locations and more than 12 Performance positions in a festive Art and Performance show format. The Boardwalk is home to a daily Sunset Festival, scheduled to set up approximately two hours before the sunset. Regional and International Artisans of all styles practice their art here 365 days a year. Performers are invited to entertain the crowds in the protected & air-conditioned comfort of the Plaza Flamingo, Cancun's original enclosed shopping mall. Performers contact streetperformers@flamingoboardwalk.com.mx Artists contact artisan@flamingoboardwalk.com.mx More info contact sunsetfestival@flamingoboardwalk.com.mx Web site in English, Spanish and French: http://sunsetfestival@flamingoboardwalk.com.mx/APprov.htm


http://www.busk-pittsburgh.com Busk Pittsburgh, Sean Miller Email sean@busk-pittsburgh.com sent June 7, 2006

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Hothouse '06 is going to be held on June 17th from seven until midnight in the Parking Lot/Garage by Whole Foods in The East End. The Sprout Fund has asked that Busk Pittsburgh provide a variety of buskers for the event. They have aided us in the past and we look forward to working with them in the future. Here is what they are looking for and what has already been booked from people who have work Hothouse in the past:

Fire Artist -- Already Booked

Balloon Sculpture -- Already Booked

Magician -- Already Booked

Caricaturist -- Already Booked

Juggler -- Still Open

Physical Performer (European Style Clown or Aerialist) -- Still Open

Acoustic Musician -- Already Booked

Acoustic Musician -- Still Open

There is a stipend included along with full hat rights. You would need to be there around six to get your location assignment for the evening. If you're interested or have a different act to suggest contact me at sean@busk-pittsburgh.com I need to hear from you this week in order to make sure everything is in place for the 17th.

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This came in from Jamie Phillips of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. Contact her directly if you're available and interested.

Hi Sean,

I work with Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. We do a Race for Literacy at Highland Park in September and are looking for buskers to dot the racers/walkers route through the park/reservoir area. Shelly Danko+Day suggested I contact you. Can you let me know about setting something up with buskers to do this?

Thanks Jamie Phillips

412.661.3278 (work)

jlpst48@hotmail.com

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I am working on contacting several events that have asked for buskers in the past. If you know any that are open to buskers and interested in having buskers at this year's event, please have them contact me at sean@busk-pittsbrugh.com


From: Frank Poelvoorde <frank@frankkurt.com>

Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 12:24:24 +0100

To: info@communityartsadvocates.org

Subject: Winged City -- Gevleugelde Stad (1 and 2 April 2006)

Dutch Street Theater Festival Showcase http://www.gevleugeldestad.net

Latest up-dates about 'Gevleugelde Stad' ('Winged City': www.gevleugeldestad.net) which will take place a little earlier this year

Gevleugelde Stad (1 and 2 April 2006) wants to promote itself even more as a festival 'from, for and by street theatre performers'. Therefore the artistic organisation invites its colleagues to shape this festival in a joint effort. This can be done by them voicing their contribution to the festival.

For this year, the cooperation with Cultureel Centrum Ieper is &endash;for the third time- confirmed. We are even establishing a festival secretariat in CC. This will make access to the festival possible throughout the year. CC Ieper takes full charge of the logistics of the project. As before, without their support and effort the next edition of Gevleugelde Stad would not be possible.

This year, it will be necessary to submit participation on time. The demand is bigger than the number of playing spaces that we can offer. Therefore we have decided on a limit of 50 groups. The last edition had over 75 submissions. When a group is not selected this does not mean that the performance is not of a qualitative high standard but rather because of limitations of budget and performance space. One can still register for the specialized fair in which one can promote oneself as this is the meeting place of 'Backstage' of the artists and promoters.

Performances which are not selected can still qualify for other promotional festivals. We have joint ventures with different promotional festivals and platforms for which you can be asked or invited. Also, for the next edition we will continue to work together with 'BUITENKANS' in Nijverdal through de Stichting Kunsten op Straat/STRACIBU in Ghant (on organisation of Dienst Kunst/ISTF/GEVLEUGELDE STAD)/INTERNATIONAAL STRAATKUNSTENFESTIVAL in Balen/PAULUSFEESTEN in Ostend/ vzw MAGDALENA (Platform Nieuw Talent). Furthermore we are negotiationg with 'het Lachfestival' in Houthalen, OPENDOEK, Infoartiest.be for increasing the performance possibilities of our colleagues.

The specialized fair will this year be open free of charge to function as a meeting place exclusively for artists and promoters/organisers during the festival. In this area artists are designated a place that they can do up to their own liking (this also for artists which were not selected). For this is the place where promoters are welcomed. As mentioned above, it will be free of charge this year as last year the entrance fees kept some promoters from entering. Nevertheless we had 180 promoters visiting during the festival (organisers/ tourism centres/ Art and Culture venues/ festivals) and on top of that over 50 promoters received the specialized fair booklet after the festival.

How to enrol for the festival?

When?

* 19 September 2005 enrolment starts

* 15 December 2005 enrolment closes

Confirmation?

* 30 January 2006 confirmation enrolment

* 15 February 2006 last day to confirm enrolment

Who? * Professional street theatre performers/groups (a minimum of 40 performances per year)

* New Talent (less than 40 performances per year)

What? * New acts (no more than 2 years old) * Unknown acts in the Belgian/Dutch market.* Groups that are not yet known on the Belgian/Dutch market* Groups that want to highlight their new act.

Return?

* Free hotel and catering (noon and evening) * Free stand on the Fair * Free presentation in our Book for promotors * Assurance of 200 bookers of Belgium and the Netherlands * The best conditions to play and present yourself * allowed to play for the hat * y can get a part paid back of the travelexpencieves

How to enrol? * By email: frank@frankkurt.com

* Postage: attn. Gevleugelde Stad (secretariat)

St.-Niklaasstraat 4

8900 Ieper

* phone: 057/217990 (CCIeper, contact: Lut)

* fax : 057/217231

In order for things to work out in an honest and objective way we have decided, like last year, to surround ourselves with a sounding board. This consists of a representation of the organisation/promoters/organisers/artists. The names of the people in charge of the sounding board will be made public 19 September.

They carry the 'heavy' responsibility of a first selection and advice and support the organisation. We take their advice into account and follow it through as far as budget and logistics allow for. This means that we are limited by performance spaces, and go out of our way to keep it interesting for the artist by providing the necessary breathing space which allows us to keep the pleasant atmosphere of the festival.Specialized fair

This year, the specialized fair will be organised by info artiest.be. This new lobby for street theatre performers acts on behalf of its colleagues (they themselves are artists) and negotiate on a national level with Kabinet van Cultuur of Minister Anciaux. They strive to get to better guidance and communication between the different partners within the cultural economical market.

During the start of the festival they organise debates between artist/promoters/booking offices/organisers/the ministry/ OPENDOEK/VTI. Moreover they invite guest speakers who supply us with specialized information which in fact we should all be familiar with e.g. grants translated in human terms

The specialized fair will, similar to last year, be open only to artists and interested people from the working field (promoters/organisers/CC's/culture and tourism/culture coordinators). There will be no entrance fee.

year, be open only to artists and interested people from the working field (promoters/organisers/CC's/culture and tourism/culture coordinators). There will be no entrance fee.

Where?

Lakenhallen Ieper

Grote Markt

8900 Ieper

When?

31 March 2006 13h-22h

1 April 2006 12h-22h

2 April 2006 12h-19h

 

Entrance fee? No entrance fee

Enrolment?

When? 19 September 2005 start enrolment

15 February 2006 last day for enrolment

 

Fee? Free for artists

¤ 200 for commercial company's (f.e. booking offices)

How to enrol?

* By email: frank@frankkurt.com

* Postage: CC Ieper attn. Gevleugelde Stad

St.-Niklaasstraat 4

8900 Ieper

 

* phone: 057/217990 (CCIeper, contact: Lut)

* fax : 057/217231

 

Note: Promoters can register beforehand which will allow us to welcome and guide you more thoroughly on our festival. We guide you through the performances and offer further information if you are left with any questions. This will allow us to keep you informed and up-dated on performances and future happenings.   


New York City South Street Seaport Festival June 18, 2005

JugglrJosh@aol.com

Dear Friends of the South Street Seaport Street Performers,

Last year the South Street Seaport Requested an unprecedented $500 fee for the street performers to work. After concerned phone calls, E-mails, Letters and meetings supporting the program, the fee request was dropped and the common ground of a Street Performing Festival was agreed upon.

The South Street Seaport Management approved of a festival and fundraiser to celebrate the program that has been at the Seaport for over 20 years, to sustain it for the future and to highlight the performers currently in the program, as well as successful acts that have been through the program. There will be a stipend for the participating acts.

The Festival will be held on Saturday, June 18th, 2005. It will be a part of an arts festival towards the revitalization of downtown New York City.

As of January 12th, the festival has been given sponsorship by the Lower Manhattan Marketing Association (LOMA) who will include the Seaport Street Performer Festival under it's umbrella. LOMA is having a festival from June 15th-18th, 2005 in lower Manhattan similar to the Busker's Ball of the 1990s.

I'm sending out applications to other Arts Organizations as potential sponsors for the festival. I've sent an application to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the decision will be announced in March.

It will take a lot of effort to make this a successful event and sustain the program as NYC continues to rebuild.

If you would like to participate in the festival as a performer, or if you would like to volunteer working as an organizer of the festival, please respond to this E-mail.

Thank you again for your support of the street performing program at the South Street Seaport.

Sincerely, Josh Weiner JugglrJosh@aol.com


Faneuil Hall Marketplace is searching for talented people to join its illustrious ranks of street performers! The 19th Annual Street Performer Auditions will take place on Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th 2005.

To be eligible for an audition time, please send the attached application with your resume, video or audio tape, and any additional promotional materials to:

Janine Crisostamo, Marketing Coordinator, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market Building, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02109

The deadline for receiving information is Friday, March 18, 2005 NO EXCEPTIONS. At that time the selection committee will review all of the material and we will contact you if you have been selected to audition. For more information call Janine Crisostamo at 617-523-1300 x. 7030.


GEVLEUGELDE STAD IEPER, also known as CITY OF WINGS

Street theatre- profession grant and &endash; promotion festival

1,2,3 April 2005

www.gevleugeldestad.net

 

PROFESSION GRANT (first edition)

What? a meeting place for street theatre artists and promoters

Who? all the street theatre artists that want to promote themselves

Where? Lakenhallen at Ieper

When? Friday 1 April: 10.00 a.m. &endash; 17.00 p.m.

Saturday 2 April: 10.00 a.m. &endash; 15.00 p.m.

Sunday 3 April: 10.00 a.m. &endash; 15.00 p.m.

Costs? ¤75, - for one stand, this means a table, four chairs and a wall at the back that divides your corner from the other corners. These are the total costs for three days. For a publication in the grant-booklet, you have to pay ¤25, -. The artists that are selected to join the festival get a free corner at the grant. (For further details check www.gevleugeldestad.net/backstage)

PROMOTION FESTIVAL (third edition)

What? third edition of the promotion festival where last year visited 200 promoters

Who? artists that have a brand new act, selected by our jury

Conditions? you won't get paid, but may put a hat in front of your act. We take care for a place to sleep and catering. For foreign artists the travel costs will be paid.

Where? at the marketplace of Ieper and around Iepers church

When? Saturday 2 April: 16.00 p.m &endash; 23.00 p.m

Sunday 3 April: 15.00 p.m &endash; 18.00 p.m

Sign up? You have to send us information about your new act as soon as possible. The deadline is 15 February.

Selection? In the second half of February the commission will decide which artists may perform at the promotion festival.

DEBATE

What? a debate between artists and festivals

Theme: - What means the artist statute to festivals and artists?

Does the function of the new statute work?

What does a festival expect form an artist?

What does an artist expect from a festival?

Where? Lakenhallen at Ieper

When? Friday 1 April at 18.00 p.m

 

NEED MORE INFO? With kind regards,

www.gevleugeldestad.net the FRANKKURT team

info@frankkurt.com

tel: 0032 (0) 3 294 96 98

 

fax: 0032 (0) 3 294 96 80

________________________________________

Frank Poelvoorde - FranKKurt b.v.b.a.

Algemeen directeur en netwerking

IJskelderstraat 12, bus 7

2660 Hoboken

 

Tel: +32-(0)3-294 96 98; Fax: +32-(0)3-294 96 80

e-mail: frank.frankkurt@telenet.be

GSM: +32-(0)486-62 78 93

 

From: Shelly Dankoday <sdanko+day@alleghenyconference.org>

Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 13:53:41 -0400

Subject: Summer has begun!

Hi Buksers!

Thursday, May 13th, 11am-2pm, Bike and Blade Ribbon Cutting The Mayor, the County Executive and others will be speaking at the ribbon cutting of the refurbished Bike & Blade Station at the Eliza Furnace Trail. They are expecting 250 - 300 people to attend...there will be booths, demonstrations, and a steel drum band. They have invited buskers to attend and busk around the festivities. Good opportunity for exposure and tips! Email Anthony at aboule@pittsburghparking.com and make the subject line "Bike+Busker" Oakland - Dr. Rand Werrin has a dental office in Oakland and he is interested in having buskers there. Please contact him at 412-621-0200.

Looking for Entertainment for the Penn Ave Community Festival on June 5 from 11:00-5:00 Please contact Lynn at gigs@quietstormcoffee.com for more information Conventions this month: May 11-16 US Power Squadrons, May 12 -15 RADIANT PANEL ASSOCIATION, May 18-21 Central Atlantic States Food and Drug Association, May 20-23 International Quilt Market

 

From: "Pickelhaupt Scott" <pickelhs@porthuron.org>

Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 14:50:08 -0400

Subject: Street Performers

This summer we are celebrating the 80th Port Huron to Mackinac Sailing Race, the world's largest freshwater sailing event. There are more than 270 entries (3,000 crew members) and 150,000 fans, spectators and revelers who participate. Such notables as Roy Disney and Bob Seger are entered in the event.

We are looking for performers to add to the festivities around town during the events that week. These would be non-paid opportunities, in that the performer will not be paid a fee to appear, but may "pass the hat" among those they entertain. If Community Arts Advocates is not an appropriate source for this, possibly you could suggest some alternative sources for contacting up and coming artists who would like to take advantage of this large public forum.

Thank you for your consideration.

Scott Pickelhaupt, Assistant to the City Manager

100 McMorran Blvd., Port Huron, MI 48060

(810) 984-9740 pickelhs@porthuron.org

Research Web Sites

Search for Street Performance, Street Entertainers, Street Singing, Street Musician, Busking, Buskers, Sidewalk Entertainment, Minstrel, Street Organ, Street Magic, Street Juggling, Street Theater, etc. There are still traditional street puppets in Japan (Bunraku), Indonisia and India; Mariachi bands in South America; Griots in Africa; and snake charmers in Arabia; which can also be searched for information.

http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Performing_Arts/Street_Performance/

http://www.google.com/search?q=Busking&sourceid=mozilla-search

http://dmoz.org/Arts/Performing_Arts/Comedy/Comedians/Buskers_and_Street_Performers/

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Street+Performers&search=Search http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Buskers&search=Search YouTube searches will generate over 5000 video clips of street performers and buskers from around the world. Very popular download and upload catagory.

The American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress has many historical recordings, photographs and documents on street performers. Libraries and historical societies/museums also have collections.

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/states/louisiana.html

Books and References (See the Books & References and Street Artists in Fine Arts Paintings, Photographs and Films pages for reviews of these books, additional sources and details) A UCLA Department of Urban Planning research book chapter summary on the use of public space can be found on this web site at: Sidewalk Democracy: Municipalities and the Regulation of Public Space

For a deeper look at the opportunities and challenges for street performers read:


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