WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5: Budding and seasoned artists are encouraged to apply for the Corporation of Hamilton’s busking programme, which launched today.

Applicants have to pay a fee for a busking licence.

Edward Benevides, Corporation of Hamilton COO, said: “We are looking for performers of all types to provide entertainment on the city streets over the next few months leading up to Christmas.

“High traffic areas have been identified throughout Hamilton where performers can set up their equipment.

“Applicants, once processed and approved by the events project team, will be able to select an available space and time slot, and then simply show up and perform.

“We are looking for singers, musicians, spoken word artists. We would even consider dancers. Anyone with a talent which they would like to share.

“Performers cannot solicit but they will be allowed to put out a hat to collect funds given by passers-by, provided their permit is displayed.”

Mr Benevides said the programme is an opportunity for “budding and seasoned artists” to be heard in a different environment.

Anyone interested in the buskers programme should contact Danilee Trott by e-mail at  or call 292-1234.