Are you a singer, dancer, musician, magician, juggler, clown, mime artist, or living statue? Then we’d love to hear from you.
Carrara Markets is proud of its reputation for supporting local talent.
Carrara Markets has designated a number of high traffic locations for buskers to perform. They are generally located where customers are enjoying a coffee or meal and are happy to enjoy the entertainment.
As they are all outdoor locations, we have market umbrellas available for shade. You can bring your own market umbrella if you wish – but keep it umbrella size – no gazebos.
We’re keen to keep the busker/street entertainer concept true to its original form so amplification, if any, must be low key.
Again please keep these to a minimum ie: card table max size
DO I NEED A BOOKING?
Yes. We take bookings 1 week in advance for either or both Saturday and Sundays. Busking performance times on these days are minimum 9am – 1pm. Of course break times are up to the busker’s
DO I NEED TO AUDITION?
No but we would love information regarding your performance type so that we can ascertain if you are suitable. This may be a Facebook page, website, audition tape, photographs, news articles, or a YouTube clip.
IS THERE ANY AGE LIMIT?
No there is no age limit to apply to perform at Carrara Markets, however any performers under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult on performance days.
A busker may accept but cannot solicit donations in appreciation of their performance. We are of course more than happy for you to sell material related to your talent eg: music CD’s
DO I HAVE TO PAY?
No there is no charge for you to perform at Carrara Markets. Any donations you receive are yours to keep.
HOW DO I APPLY?
READY TO PERFORM
Once you’ve been accepted to busk at Carrara Markets, here are some checklist points
Upon arrival you must check in at the Management Office to let us know you have arrived & so we can take you to your busking location
Whilst we have power access you will need to bring your own extension leads
If required, do a sound check. Management will be monitoring sound levels to ensure a pleasant shopping environment for our customers
Dress and act appropriately. No bare-footed performances, rude language or use of dangerous props.