The National Folk Festival engages several singing groups as performers. The Street Choirs are valued for their mobility, spontaneity and up-close involvement with street audiences.
Applications are open from June 1st – July 1st
Preference will be given to Choirs from the Featured State.
The Featured State for next year is the ACT.
- Each group sings four, 30 minute sets in exchange for season tickets (season/camping pass for interstate groups)
- Groups perform their preferred repertoire.
- Groups sing at a location in one of a number of identified outside spaces.
- Due to audience request, the street choirs schedule will be published in the Festival Program.
This model provides choirs with an opportunity to sing in a busking environment and to attract and engage passing audience. Street choirs are encouraged to book a spot at one of the available blackboard venues. Choirs can choose their own sites on the street, under trees, at café table areas, from a small number of options that limit noise contamination from other performers and have good pedestrian traffic.
Choirs contribute enormously to the Festival ambiance, enrich the Festival experience for passers-by and expose everyone to a range of the all-year singing opportunities out there in the community.
How to Apply
To apply for the Street Choir program, please fill in the Performer Application Form. Make sure you select the box marked Street Choirs on page 2 of the Application Form.
The Festival does not pay fees for selected Street Choirs.
The Festival does not provide accommodation for Street Choirs.
Public Liability Insurance
It is mandatory to provide an electronic copy of your PLI Cover. This must be provided to the NFF with the signed Contract by December 1, 2012 if you are selected. If you do not have PLI Cover you cannot be included in the program
To assist you with finding suitable PLI cover the following are most commonly used by performers attending the festival:
Folk Alliance Australia http://www.folkalliance.org.au/page/12345/
Duck For Cover http://www.duckforcover.com.au/minigen/