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The Busking Project

DONATE TO THE BUSKING PROJECT

Help us keep street art alive

What We're Doing

The world's largest network of street performers

We’re showing the world that busking is an honourable and viable way of making a living.

We’re giving buskers support in the street, protecting their livelihoods in the digital age.

And we’re getting cities to start treating busking as an artistic endeavour, rather than as a criminal matter.

Why it matters

Busking is vital

Busking provides work for the unemployed, it furthers careers, it rejuvenates cities, it creates communities. It is the only live performance that everyone can afford, regardless of background.

But, all over the world buskers are increasingly facing fines, arrests and stereotyping.

We’re here to do something about that.

Why we need donations

Growing without selling out

We're not following the traditional business model:
      • No ads
      • No corporate sponsors
      • No branding
      • No selling private data
      • All our basic tools are free

Instead of going into debt, selling out or hoping a VC sprinkles money on us, we need to go forward by involving you.

Become a Friend...

And help us stay ad-free

For becoming a "friend" you'll receive:
      • A regular newsletter with all our "backstage" news
      • Recognition on our website
      • An annual report of our finances
      • A free invite to our annual gala
      • The warm fuzzy feeling that you're helping everybody's local busker.

Our Credentials and projects

4 years in the making

      • We’re the largest network of buskers in the world
      • We have an always-improving website
      • We’ve reached over a million people
      • We have 1,000 buskers signed up in 60 countries(!)
      • We created a book
      • We have a documentary in post-production
      • We presented our research to the UN
      • We have a mobile app on the way
      • We co-produced an international buskerfest in Vancouver
      • We have raised over $20,000 in donations (from people like you!)

How Much Should I Give?

What is this worth to you?

More pitches in more cities with more buskers performing to larger audiences. That's what we're working towards. And we can only get there with your help.

Social Mission

We're a company, not a charity, because we want to make quick decisions, be nimble, beat whatever corporate competition comes along AND stand on our own two feet without depending on grants for the rest of our lives.

And yet, we don't want to be motivated purely by profits. We have a social mission – and a promise that we will always follow it.

Read more about our Social Mission here:

Our Previous Donors

Thanks for the ongoing support!

Aditi Joshi, Agnieszka Glowacka, Alex Averbuch, Alexander Freiesleben, Alida Messenger, Alikoko, Anastasion, Andrella Brunson , Andrew Smith, Anna Belayev, Anthony Hoang, Antoaneta Tancheva, Antony Broad, Auntie Janet & Uncle Stephen, Barbara Deery, Barney Tompkins, Bernard Murphy, Blake Praytor, Blake Speers, Brandon Summers, Brian Nunes, Bryony Middleton, Calea Kevlin, Cathy Grier, Charlie and Ellen Weston, Charlie Mott, Chikashi Nobata, Chris, Chris Camp, Chris Grant (NOLA Spirit Tours), Christian Weber, Claudio, Clyde Timmons, Curt, Cynthia Crawford, Cynthia Jankowski, Dan Berlin, Dan King, Dana Hambelton, Daniele Anastasion, Davi Tassinari de Figueiredo, Diana Carulli, Don Smith, Dub FX, Elena Kirschbaum, Ellen D Schlaefer, Ellen Moore, Emily Gipple, Eriko Nobata, Fabio Tedde, Fain Cravens, Francesca Rossi, Giuseppe Percivati, Hannah Joseph, Hicham Mhammedi Alaoui, Hollister Scholte, Ian, Ingrid Beazley, Ingrid Broad, Iris Carulli, ǰ Anthony Riedelsheimer, Jaimie Van Dyke, James Myhill, Jan Ducky, Jas Mowgood, Jason Moore, Jeanne Shaw, Joby Robinson, Joe Mangrum, Joey Bal, John Hetland, Jonathan Jarret-Kerr, Jorge Camacho, Karina and Paul, Karl Berseus, Karrie Ishmael, Kaye Attfield, Kevin Enright, Kieth Bogdanovich, LA Underground, Lacey Neagle, Lauren LeVeque, Lewis Winter, Linda Bergstrom, Linda Lee, Lisa Gray, Lisa Maito, Louis Barbier, Lynn Lathrop, M A McDiarmid, Maksim, Mandy Leonardo, Marius Peters, Marsha, Mary Means, Mary Prescott, Matt, Matthew Falter, Melanie Fox, Michael Tapp, Michelle A. Jackson, Michelle Kozlowski, Mick, Mike Lower, Min Moon, Nicolae Paladi, Nuno Antunes, Oliver Gillie, Olivia Knight, Pauline Nee, Pete Hollis, Philipp Matou Noir, Pi James, Ray Abernathy, Richard Hartnell, Rupert Boyd, Samantha Eastman, Sergio Lopez, Shannon Marsh / Ben Tramposh, Sig Rosen, Sophia Ong, Steven Anastasion, Stuart Every (Dolphin Creative), Thomas A Rood, Tim Gaffney, Toni Elkins, Trevor Heal, Tyler Fonda, Virginia McClure, Vitor Sousa, Will Broad, Will Penrose, Will Wolff III