Bringing the Weird, Wild and Wonderful to the Streets.

Street performers enliven city streets, make them safer and gives a voice to the voiceless. Busker Street Union is a national placemaking program. Busking is legal.

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Reactivate Our City Streets

Busker Street Union (BSU) is a Creative Placemaking program that aims to activate street performance as a way to create enliven city streets, create a safe place for Free Speech, develop spaces for "passive surveillance" to make streets safer. 

We reactivate street spaces. We engage community members through performance.  We do research by collecting busking guidelines around the world and we map the safe places to play. The mapping allows us to identify spaces that are protected Free Speech, allowing others to use the spaces as a venue for activism. If you are looking for a safe place to play, join the union and sign up here. You’ll get tips on the best places to play and friendly business owners looking to stir up a crowd.
Busking is endorsed by Mayor Bill Peduto of the City of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

If you are a business owner, sign up here too. You can host a Street Stage in font of your building to support local artists. Performing arts organizations should contact us as well. We're always looking to surprise and delight with your musicians, performers or artists. You can tease an event, concert or performance on our public stages. 

Busker Street Union is the revival of Busk:Pittsburgh, once supported by the Sprout Fund and incubated by GroundZero Action Network Project, now an initiative of Collaborative Craft. 

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