Project for Public Spaces is looking for performers!

Who: Project for Public Spaces (PPS) and Grandview-Woodland neighborhood partners.

What: Temporary street closure to make a pocket park for locals and commuters

When: July 15th, exact timeframe TBD
Where: East 8th Ave @ Commercial 
Why: As part of the lead-up for PPS and the City of Vancouver’s Pro Walk/Pro Bike/ Pro Place conference September 12-15, and after conversations with various local stakeholders and a site visit by PPS, it was decided that the Grandview-Woodland transit centre (Commercial and Broadway) would present an excellent opportunity for a public space demo project
After performing a few days of on-the-ground outreach and talking with partners in the neighborhood, we found that most people wanted more amenities like seating, and greenery and programming in the space that was reflective of the neighborhood’s character and values. Most folks we spoke to wanted to see art in the space, music, dance, unique merchants/vendors, or just a little more color.
Our goal is to connect with individuals and organizations who could help the neighborhood test our their vision for new public spaces around the transit centre by contributing their time, talent, or other forms of support to the project.
In this case, we’re looking for buskers who can show off their stuff and bring some good times to the thousands of people who pass thru the area each day. If you or anyone you know would be interested in coming out for the day’s event and helping create an awesome space for the people of Grandview-Woodland, please let us know!
We’re currently working with a First Nations artist to work on an art project, possibly with kids from the neighborhood, within the space. We’re also exploring partnerships with the public library, neighborhood groups, and nearby businesses to bring mobile reading rooms, local wares, and other programming to the space for the day’s events.
You can reach us at,, or 212-620-5660 x301 to discuss how to get involved!

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation needs performers!

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation would like to invite upbeat, family friendly volunteer Buskers to perform at our 26th Annual Slo-Pitch Tournament at Softball City in South Surrey! This event brings together up to 1,000 participants for a fun day of industry networking, corporate team-building and of course friendly competition, as players go to bat for BC’s kids.
This year marks the event’s 26th year and we are excited to be able to showcase local, family-friendly talent in our KidZone. Here are a few more details about the event:

  • Entertainers are needed on May 28th and 29th anytime between 11 am – 4 pm rain or shine
  • Entertainers will be in or around the Kid Zone tent (approx. 15 x 15)
  • We kindly ask that performers not ask for tips, but we’re happy to promote your acts at our Registration Table nearby and on our website as a Community Partner
  • Buskers do not require a permit
  • No amplification will be provided
  • Lunch will be provided
  • We will follow up with entertainers regarding time slots closer to the event day

If you’re interested in participating in this event, please email Lana at!We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely, the Slo-Pitch Team

Fleurs De Villes is looking for a French style performer

We are planning a French-style pop-up flower market on Saturday, May 7th, outside of Oakridge Mall from 10am-4pm. I was wondering if any french-style buskers would be available to pop up on this day? I think this would provide a nice element for the market.
If you are interested, please contact me at the info below.


TEL 1 604 916 5784

LAUNCH! Festival 2016 – uninteresting opportunity

Calling all professional emerging artists! Do you have 2-3 years of experience in the performing arts? Are you juggling work with trying to get your start as an artist? If so, you should apply to the 4th Annual Festival LAUNCH!, presented by SFU Woodward’s and the 149 Arts Society

Application deadline: Tuesday May 24th 2016, 5:00 pm. Submission is free!

Jurors are looking for short, original works of music, theatre, dance, film, & new media. New and innovative work is encouraged! Successful applicants will be paid to perform in a public talent showcase at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, receive career mentorship, and meet top industry experts for advice on how to grow a career in the arts! 

All applicants, whether chosen for the paid showcase or not, are invited to attend a day-long career-building workshops led by industry experts on Saturday, June 18th, focusing on: how to survive in the arts, developing a “plan B’ strategy, financial planning, marketing, and building your resume and online profile.

Apply by May 24th at 5pm at

Event Details Here:

Simon Thistlewood
Festival Coordinator
LAUNCH! Festival
Presented by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs & 149 Arts Society

LAUNCH! Festival 2016
June 17-18
Vancouver’s Festival for Professional Emerging Artists