Here you’ll find a list of busker-related organisations from all over the world. There are busking advocates, circus networks, wikis, forums and everything else we could find. The information in each section has mainly been put together by our staff – and it’s taken a long time to do it. We hope you appreciate it!

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Worldwide busking-related organisations

Playing for change


Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music, born from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.

Street Sounds


We show the world good and talented musicians on the streets and their stories because we want all of you to share the same excitement that we feel when we see them. (MAYBE CLOSED)

World Steet Music


World Street Music is project about talented street musicians from around the world. They film HD videos with quality sound. The project started in August 2012.


A huge selection of articles written by performers, for performers, and a massive array of bulletin boards for discussing performing related topics!

The Magic Café


An online forum for street performers of the magical variety (who discuss topics relevant to ALL buskers)

Busker World


You’re invited to join the Worlds Fastest Growing On-Line Busking Community! …where 1000’s of other performers from around the globe are discovering the Simple Steps to Busking Success!

Nomad Wiki


Here you’ll find out about free camping and tramp lifestyle, not for tourists. Some useful links for buskers, too.

Busker Central


Busker Central is a busker and street performer reference site and a non-profit co-operative promoting busking around the globe.

Musequality World Busk


The event is fast becoming an unmissable fixture on the musical world’s calendar. In 2009, we set a world record for biggest co-ordinated busk. (MAYBE CLOSED)



Czech Republic

BuskerVille was founded to support and promote street art in Prague. The main objective is to simplify the legislation for the operation of street art and the transformation of the use of public space in Prague and the whole country.



Circostrada works to develop the fields of Circus and Street Arts in Europe and beyond through the production of resources and actions of observation and research, professional exchanges, advocacy, capacity-building and information.



Strad@perta (openstreet) in the brand new web system allowing artists to select and book pitches and timetables in Milan and Trieste via internet.

SURGE (Previously Conflux)


SURGE runs projects to develop street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland.

School of busking


The School of Busking provides live classes in small groups, workshops, lectures and one to one tuition. We also bring you FREE online busking resources, videos, articles, blog and PDF fils to help.

Covent Garden Street Performers Association


Representing & promoting Covent Garden street show performers since 1979.

Panda (retired)


Performing arts network that supports the performing arts sector by facilitating networking, training programmes, one-to-one advice and guidance, consultancy (for individuals and organisations), information, and creating connections.

National Association of Street Artists UK


NASA aims to support and develop the professional practice of UK based street artists by: engaging in strategy and policy discussions, advocating and networking with key organisations, information sharing, research and developmental projects.

Keep Streets Live


Keep Streets Live! is the campaigning wing of the Association of Street Artists and Performers (ASAP!)

Circus Development Agency


Our aim is to raise the profile of circus as a cultural activity; ensuring that circus is a viable industry offering secure and worthwhile employment; promoting training and sharing of skills; and providing a forum for the industry.

ASAP! (now Keep Streets Live)


The Association of Street Artists and Performers (ASAP!) is a UK-based social enterprise which informs performers of their legal rights and responsibilities, whilst raising public awareness of what it is that performers do.



We are an agency/charity working through alliances with the arts, cultural, education, youth and community sectors with the goal of increasing opportunities for children and young people to lead, participate, work in, experience and enjoy the arts.

Open Street


Open Street pursues the development of street arts as component for cultural and social promotion of urban and territory environments involved, aiming to extend the approach to live show to all social classes.

Italian Federation of Italian Street Artists


The F.N.A.S. is the national federation of Italian street artists, art operators and festival organizers. It provides services and grants visibility to hundreds of Italian festivals and artists on national and European scale.

Busker TV (retired)


An internet TV channel promoting street musicians and artists from Ireland and from around the world. Watch videos on



Social microdonations service that helps creators get paid for their digital content in manner that is aligned with how people use the internet.



Articles and resources for street performers. They also have a comprehensive listing of Busking Licensing & Permits, Competitions, Events & Festivals plus Musicians Job Listings.

Total Theatre


Total Theatre is a national agency with an international focus, working in many ways to support contemporary theatre artists through communication, celebration, advocacy, collaboration, and professional development.

New Work Network (retired)


New Work Network supports the development of new performance, live and interdisciplinary arts practices by nurturing arts practitioners through the creation of innovative professional development activities that focus on networking, exchange and collaboration across the UK and internationally.

The Musician’s Union


The Musicians’ Union is a globally-respected organisation which represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business.

Independend Theatre Council


Our mission is to facilitate the creation of excellent professional performing arts by supporting, developing and representing the people who manage and produce it.

Bandstand Busking


Bandstand Busking brings life to unused bandstands across London; since founding in 2008, Bandstand Busking has been bringing bands from all over the world to play in our parks.


UK, Ireland

ISAN is an independent group of producers, presenters, promoters and artists committed to supporting outdoor arts sector in the UK and Ireland through networking, lobbying, information-sharing, training, research, and advocacy support and advice.

Busk Action (retired?)


Buskaction stands for the promotion of the ART of busking.

North America

Busker Hall of Fame


“GREAT STORIES FROM THE WORLD OF STREET THEATRE.” Busker HOF does what it says on the tin — shows you some of the legends of the pitch, sharing stories with you. A fantastic podcast, blog, site etc!

Busker Bags


The Busker Bag ™ was developed as a method of protecting your instrument (guitar, mandolin, bass, banjo, sax, etc.) against elements that would serve to harm its finish or tone.

San Francisco Street Performer’s Guild (retired)


The san Francisco Street Musician’s Guild is a coalition of Street Musicians dedicated to promoting free live music on the streets of San Francisco.

City Lore


City Lore’s mission is to foster New York City – and America’s – living cultural heritage through education and public programs. We document, present, and advocate for New York City’s grassroots cultures to ensure their living legacy in stories and histories, places and traditions.

Undercover New York


Nick’s first website, devoted to buskers in The Big Apple.

aMillion BaZillion Art Society


The aMillion BaZillion Art Society exists to grow the arts. We are passionate about producing interactive public events featuring exceptional local and international talent. (MAYBE CLOSED)

Busk NY


BuskNY was founded with the mission of generating broad awareness of the legality of artistic performance in the New York City subway, in order to end wrongful ejection, ticketing, and arrest of subway performers.

Pocket Productions (retired)


he Mission of Pocket Productions is to develop the arts community in Columbia, SC, by stimulating cooperation between and innovation among local artists and arts organizations.

Buskers Advocates


Street Arts and Buskers Advocates cultivates ongoing fundamental relationships between artists and communities by celebrating self-expression as a basic human right essential for the healthy growth of youth, individuals and communities.

South America

Artistas na rua


Nossa função vai desde a concepção, até a produção, curadoria e execução de projeto.
 Cada detalhe tem foco em resultados emergentes: Sensibilização imediata, ligação direta do artista com a população, atingindo todas as classes sociais.

Middle East

Dolphin Creative


Bringing innovative, unique events and performers to the Gulf Region. Our passion for festivals and for promoting the arts have taken us around the world working in partnership with the largest most prestigious cultural institutions.

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