Creative Economy Department
Phone: (705) 739-4299
The Emerging Musicians Program is a new (2018) initiative replacing the Street Performers Program by capitalizing on the successful track record of the program launching musical careers.
In partnership with the Downtown Barrie Business Association and Ontario Musicians Cooperative, Inc. this program supports downtown revitalization efforts by creating a lively and dynamic atmosphere in the city's core while harnessing the downtown community as a platform to incubate and showcase emerging musicians. See program details.
Sarurday, August 24, 20196-10 PMMeridian Place
Join the 2019 Emerging Musicians and Artists for a special concert showcasing their talents and the skills they have gained this summer in this music incubator progam operated by the Ontario Musicians Cooperative. Thank you to MTAV for their support of the showcase.
Facebook event listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/638461616678464/
Please visit www.ontariomusicians.com or contact Amanda.Dyke@barrie.ca to learn more about this year's program.
Looking to book one of our Emerging Musicians? Feel free to visit https://www.ontariomusicians.com/request-an-emerging-artist and the OMCI team will connect you with the best possible artists for your needs.
No cash for a tip? One of the challenges faced by street performers today is that many people don't carry cash, which can present barriers to audiences who want to tip performers. Tip with PIVX.
Emma May Beckett
One of the challenges faced by street performers today is that many people don't carry cash, which can present barriers to audiences who want to tip performers. To reduce these barriers, the Emerging Musicians Program has partnered with local technology innovators on a pilot project that allows people to tip musicians digitally using the cryptocurrency PIVX, a form of digital online money. Those wishing to tip using PIVX can scan a QR code displayed on signs carried by each musician. For more information on PIVX including how to download and use their virtual wallet, visit PIVX.org.
The 2018 Emerging Musicians performed at various locations in the downtown core from June to September at the following times:
The audition booking process for 2019 is now open. Each year auditions take place through a jury process with musicians being issued annual permits to perform downtown during scheduled shifts from June to September. Committed artists receive gratuities from the public, paid gig and training opportunities and increased marketing support. Marketing and promotion to support the artists and program includes:
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