Busking is the last vestige of non-commercial art, untainted by ads, sponsorship or the cult of celebrity. We’re proponents of this ethos. As such, we can’t make our revenue through advertisements or questionable sponsorship deals. We will not brand your experience.
So, we have to rely on other sources of funding. But merchandising can only go so far for a small venture like ours. Until we get major funding from a grant-making organisation, or some serious outside investment, we’re relying on the kind donations of people like yourself.