The Creative City Centre is seeking street performers of all kinds to participate in our BuskFest, a noon-hour walking tour along Regina’s Scarth St. Mall and Downtown Plaza to be held on Sept. 27, 2013. BuskFest will kick off the weekend-long Street Festival of the Arts in Regina (Street FAIR), which will run from Sept. 27-29 in conjunction with Culture Days. The festival is a partnership between Regina Downtown, The Saskatchewan Filmpool, Articulate Ink Press Inc., The Dunlop Art Gallery, Sunday Art Market and the University of Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts. Performers for BuskFest will be selected through an audition process adjudicated by representatives from each of the festival partners. Those selected for the festival will receive a base wage of $75 per performer plus audience tips. Those traveling from out of town will also receive funds to cover travel costs. All types of performers are welcome and encouraged to audition.
There are two ways to audition for BuskFest:
1. Live: If you’re in the Regina area, come down to the stage at Scarth Street Mall on Thursday, September 5th. Auditions will kick off at 11:30 so be there by 11:15 to fill out an audition form. Performers will be seen on stage in front of the Downtown lunch traffic and our panel of judges on a first-come, first-served basis. Each performer will have a 5-minute slot to show us their best stuff. If you have any technological requirements please email email@example.com by 12:00 on Tuesday, September 3rd to ensure your needs are accommodated.
2. Electronically: If you can’t make the live auditions you can send us a video of your performance. We’ll accept video attachments, youtube links or a link to your website (assuming it has videos of you performing!). Make sure you include your contact information along with a short bio telling us who you are and why you want to take part in BuskFest. Electronic submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by Thursday, September 5th at 12:00.
Successful auditionees from both the live and electronic submissions will be notified by Monday, September 9th at 5:00 pm.