The 2021 Redmond Busker pilot program is a new opportunity for local and regional street performers to perform at Downtown Park. Submit this application to participate in the 2021 season. Selected artists will be permitted as a busker and authorized to perform at designated times at 2 locations in the park with up to 5 performers at a time. As the community recovers from the pandemic, we encourage all buskers and spectators to stay safe by following the current Covid-19 guidelines. Check Redmond.gov/playSafe for the latest information.
What are Buskers?Buskers are street performers’ including musicians, mimes, dancers, theater groups, and other performance artists who perform in public spaces. This program is intended to provide a low-barrier opportunity for local and regional artists of all experience levels to use Downtown Park to present the work they would like to share with the community. Buskers participating in the program are permitted to promote and sell their work or solicit donations from the public.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Open: June 21, 2021
Program Dates: July 1, 2021 – October 30, 2021
Performance Times: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Selection ProcessFor 2021, application review and approval will be completed by Cultural Arts and Events staff members in consultation with the Redmond Arts and Culture Commission. The total number of applicants that can be approved for the 2021 season is 25 due to limited performance timeslots. Staff will review all applications submitted on an ongoing basis and if this maximum is reached, additional performance timeslots may be added to increase the capacity of this program. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis in the order received.
Performance Equipment & Power Requirements
Sale of Goods and Solicitation of Donations
Performance Scheduling Procedure
Artist Feedback and Reporting of Issues
Please do not leave valuables unattended in the park. Performance equipment, including instruments, production equipment, inventory, or any other items are the sole responsibility of the Artist. No security services will be provided by the City of Redmond. The City of Redmond does not assume responsibility for injury to persons, loss, or damage to any property of the Artist, including theft, accidents, or acts of God.
The Artist shall not be an insured party under any applicable liability insurance coverage obtained by the City. The City recommends that the Artist obtain adequate insurance to cover the Artist’s activities performed under this Agreement. The City reserves the right to require the Artist to obtain liability insurance of an amount reasonably established by the City and to furnish a certificate naming the City as an additional insured.
A sample of the performance helps us understand the scope of use of the performance areas and may be submitted using alternative methods if you are unable to attach a sample or portfolio to this application. Contact us at email@example.com to discuss your performance, you may also send samples or additional information in lieu of attaching this to your application.
By checking the box below, you agree that you have attached a sample or portfolio to this application or will email us to complete this step.
By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date, 4) all artists are required to perform content that is suitable for all ages, and 5) you agree to comply with all sections above.
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