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Permanent LinkJan 1, 2018 
:tiphat: (TEXAS) Austin is using a bankroll of $150,000 in private funds from site developer Trammel Crow to create a Busking Pilot Program in the new Green Water development in the Seaholm District downtown.
“Busking is a hugely overlooked art form. From it, you can gain exposure, a surprisingly diverse fan base, other paid performance opportunities, paid practice time in front of a live audience, and perhaps make enough to live on. Many benefits can be gained from an underrated thing such as street performance if you really work at it. It is definitely something that every artist should take advantage of especially where it is open for anyone and everyone.”

The music office plans to pay musicians to perform at the development each weekend for a full year. They are currently accepting applications from street musicians of all genres who would like to perform unamplified sets outside the development in designated hour-long time slots. Artists selected for the program will be paid at the standard city rate of $150 per musician per hour. City officials say they expect most slots to be awarded to solo artists, but they have set aside some money for larger groups.

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