Our 2019 dates are July 5 – 14.
The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival is a curated event. This means that all artists at our festival are invited to be here by our Artistic Producer, Shelley Switzer.
Shelley also curates other festivals in July in Alberta.
These completely outdoor festivals celebrate the art form of street performance and are presented in the “pass the hat” busking tradition. Artists make their fees directly from our generous audiences. The Festival contracts the artist, provides shared accommodation in our host hotel, travel, daily meals, creative opportunities and a lot of hospitality. If you are a non- busking performer, there are still many opportunities and a different fee for you.
If you are a professional street performer and would like to be considered for the future or for our 2019 Festival, send us your promotional materials:
- by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- or by mail to:
Edmonton International Street Performers Festival
10212 – 112 Street
Edmonton, T5K 1M4
Please include any biographies, photographs, press or other promotional items. Please provide YouTube, Vimeo & links to your websites and Social Media. With any video that you send us we prefer to see ‘raw footage’ actual performance and audience interaction. Let us see and hear your show as it is performed on the street, without an added soundtrack, or a video montage.
Most programming for our July 2019 festival is already in progress. However, we appreciate receiving your material year-round. Your materials will be kept on file. We are programming partners with other festivals and organizations throughout the year and Shelley refers to her library of artist materials when she’s working on those other events.
If Shelley sees an opportunity to hire you for our festival or any of the other event, she will contact you. Please keep us updated if your contact information or promotional materials change.
Most of all, thank you for your interest in the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival. It is our honour to work with so many artists in so many disciplines, from around the block to around the world.
May the skies be clear above you and your hearts and hats be full!