2019-2020 Granville Island Busker Program Application

Thank you for applying to the 2019-2020 Granville Island Busker Program. We are excited to receive your application. For further information on assessment criteria please refer to the 2019-2020 Granville Island Busking Program regulations. Please note, only online submissions will be accepted. If you require assistance in your application contact gibuskers@gmail.com. Application deadline is 5pm Tuesday April 16.  Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday May 17 at the latest.
Contact Information
For parking passes. Available to those who attend the morning draw to perform that day.
Performance Info
Please choose
Put the maximum number of performers in your group.
Please select which applies.
If successful in your application to be a Granville Island Busker, are we permitted to list this description on a profile page about you?
If a musician, please list your instruments and equipment. If a circle show or variety act, please list your materials and equipment.
Buskers requesting to perform with fire, and/or include fire, in their acts are required to submit ALL the items on the ‘Use of Fire’ list specified by CMHC Granville Island (The ‘Use of Fire’ list will be provided at the time of the registration to interested performers).
Please provide a link for a video URL (i.e. Youtube or Vimeo). This can be a private link if you would like.
An opportunity to show another performance and to demonstrate your skills if you are planning to play more than one instrument.
If successful in your application to be a Granville Island Busker, are we permitted to list these video links on a profile page about you? (Let us know if one or all of them could be included)
A minimum 45 minute set list with no repetition (for music acts only). Please list all songs/tunes. Buskers who routinely play three or more days per week need to have three or more hours of performance-ready repertoire, and must consistently vary their set lists daily to avoid repetition. Buskers who perform less than three days a week must continue to expand their repertoire and may not play the same song more than once in a set.
If yes and successful in your application to be a Granville Island Busker, you may need to submit a copy of your backing tracks.
Please list the names and the prices.
Please select all that apply.
SEGI - Summer Entertainment on Granville Island Program
Unlike the main busking program which involves attending a morning draw at 10am the SEGI program is scheduled in advance. With that in mind, please tick the dates that you would be interested in/ available for if you are additionally successful in being chosen to be part of SEGI. SEGI happens in 2 locations: Triangle square and the Public Market Courtyard. (Please note that due to annual events the Public Market Courtyard will not be available to buskers on certain holiday dates, only Triangle square will be.) Our mandate is to provide high-quality, dynamic entertainment during the peak tourist season on Granville Island. *This is an opportunity for experienced performers ONLY.
If you are also interested in participating in SEGI, please check all 2019 availability.
Photo Upload
To be used for busker license. Please ensure it is a headshot that is clear of background.
Please upload a great photo of you in action. We'll use this on your profile page.
*I am legally entitled to perform in Canada. *I have the necessary permits, clearances, licenses and performance rights to the material I will use. *I have read and understood the Granville Island Busking Program Regulations. *I will abide by the conditions outlined in the Granville Island Busking Program Regulations. *If any conflict arises between fellow Buskers, merchants or guests, I will immediately contact the Coordinator by calling 604-834-1567, or the front desk on 604.666.6655 or Granville Island Security on 604.666.6601
As a condition of performing, you permit CMHC-Granville Island and members of the public to take photos and videos of your performances. Buskers must have a working cell phone to make and receive calls in the event of a cancellation or emergency. Buskers must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is obligatory for buskers to check emails so as to receive up-to-date info on closures and any potential regulation changes. Performances will take place in designated locations only. Locations may be occasionally unavailable for performances. Advance notice will be given whenever possible but can't be guaranteed. Buskers using fire and/or dangerous props must complete a Fire/Dangerous Props Declaration. Buskers must refrain from the use of lewd or offensive conduct or language in the course of their performances.
The safety of all visitors, merchants, audience members and bystanders on Granville Island is the highest concern. Any action that threatens their safety is not permitted. You will not be permitted to perform if CMHC Granville Island believes your actions will threaten the safety of visitors, audience members or bystanders, or lead to the damage of private or public property.*I will demonstrate a high level of skill and control when handling fire and / or dangerous props.*I will create and maintain a defined separation of 3 to 5 meters or more between the dangerous props and the audience. *I am familiar with the first aid locations on Granville Island. *I am solely responsible for any injury or damage to property that may occur, and indemnify Granville Island and its representativesagainst any claims resulting from my actions or omissions. *I understand that CMHC Granville Island reserves the right to halt a performance if the use of dangerous props is considered unsafe.
*I agree to only sell the listed CDs or DVDs shown below. *I certify the recordings are of myself and/or the group shown on this application. *I certify that I have legal permission to sell the listed recordings. *I understand that I am solely responsible for payment of sales and other taxes, royalties, and other. I understand that sales must not be aggressive, pushy or dominate performances.I understand that recordings will only be available for sale during performances.I will replace any CD or DVD found to be defective or refund the purchaser in full.
*If you are under 18 years of age, your guardian or legal sponsor must complete the following
For security verification, please enter any random two digit number. For example: 43