Busking in a cashless world

Street performers add vitality to a city. However, they are rarely part of arts funding models and the exchange for money between street performer and audience has been changing with the increase of cashless transactions as well as Covid-19 restrictions.

Building a community is core to developing an artist’s fan base and getting donations. The Busking Project is a platform that helps fans to find performers and buskers to get business. It builds a community and enables cashless donations, hiring a performer and building a fan following. 

This article looks into the data of the type of street performers more likely to receive donations and the characteristics that generate higher donations. 

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Image: Evelina Friman on Unsplash

Author: sabine.doolin

Strategy consultant working with the cultural sector

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