Busking Street Performance Program Calls for Artists

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen (NNJCF) initiative announces an open call for artists to the Sack Business Alliance’s Summer Busking Street Performance Program in Hackensack, New Jersey.  Local performers, performance artists, musicians, comedians, dancers, jugglers, unique acts, and others may apply for an opportunity to perform outdoors on Fridays during a predetermined time slot at designated locations on and around Main Street in Hackensack.

The program will provide local talent with paid work opportunities to engage the community and stimulate Hackensack’s downtown with live music and artistic performances during peak business hours. Performers must be at least 18 years of age and live or work in Bergen County, New Jersey. Artists should submit an application by Friday, July 8, 2022.

Artists may apply to perform in the Hackensack Busking Street Performance Program.

The NNJCF’s ArtsBergen invites artists to apply for an opportunity to perform in Hackensack’s Busking Street Performance Program.

Busking Street Performance

The Busking Street Performance Program encourages community engagement and also provides exposure to arts and culture.  The program, developed and implemented by the NNJCF’s ArtsBergen, is sponsored by The Sack Business Alliance.  The program also reinforces the Sack Business Alliance and the City of Hackensack’s commitment to public art and the value the arts bring to the downtown’s redevelopment. Additional project goals include:

  • Drawing visitor and resident traffic to the downtown through the presentation of local arts;
  • Offering opportunities to support the local arts community;
  • Providing an occasion to showcase the wide talent present in Hackensack and Bergen County;
  • Strengthening the cultural identity and vibrancy of the downtown through unique arts programming; and
  • Continuing to support public arts to transform Hackensack into an arts and cultural destination.

For further information about the project, the timeline, selection requirements, compensation, performance locations, and an application, apply online.

The NNJCF is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Hackensack. The Foundation’s work focuses primarily on the arts, civic engagement, education, the environment, philanthropy, and public health.  For further information about the NNJCF and the ArtsBergen initiative, contact artsbergen@nnjcf.org or call 201-568-5608.



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