Registration begins today, April 18th, 2017, for Mississauga’s popular busker program. For the second year in a row, this program will allow artists to animate city streets starting in May.
Twenty-five buskers will be accepted to the program. The cost to register is $35 and those interested in participating must complete and submit a registration form available at the bottom of this article and may only perform at official ‘Busk Stops’ between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily
Once approved, buskers must pick-up their photo ID from Customer Service at Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Busking and street performance has a long history around the world, yet it is relatively new to Mississauga. At the City we want everyone in the community to enjoy busking and the many benefits that it brings.
Busking is an important element of a thriving city where people want to live, visit, work and play. Busking contributes to placemaking, a city’s culture, identity and spirit. It brings an energy and excitement to our streetscapes. It can also provide an element of safety to communities, helping people feel more comfortable and safe by having more “eyes on the street”. Busking provides an opportunity for emerging and established Buskers to showcase their work and creates opportunities for community members to connect and appreciate local talent.
Busking not only has economic benefits for artists but also for surrounding businesses. Busking is a viable way for artists to make a living through their art and many buskers go on to have successful careers. Additionally, busking draws more people into a neighbourhood who then stay, explore and enjoy local businesses nearby.
Busk Stop locations include:
Port Credit - 104 Waterfront Trail, Mississauga
Jack Darling Park - 1180 Lakeshore W., Mississauga
Mississauga Celebration Square - 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Streetsville Village Square -- 1-9 Main St, Mississauga
Lake Aquitaine Park – Aquitaine Ave., Mississauga
Paul Coffey Park – 3430 Derry Rd. E., Mississauga
For more information, please visit: https://culture.mississauga.ca/content/welcome-saugabusks
To apply, please click here.