Update: March 6, 2024

We are currently accepting applications to join the Granville Island Busking Program. Thank you for your interest in applying! 

To submit an application, click on the link below:

Online Application –  Granville Island Busking Program


There are three (3) types of licenses:

  • All Access – Amplified busking outdoors and Acoustic busking indoors
  • Acoustic – Acoustic busking only; primarily indoors and at a select number of outdoor locations
  • Group – Groups of 4 or more buskers performing altogether

For more details about the program’s rules and regulations:

Granville Island Busking Program 24-25
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Granville Island Busking Program is committed to equity and inclusion. There is active consideration by the busker selection panel of all groups, including, but not exclusive of gender, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.



If invited to audition, applicants must respond to the invite within 7 days. Failure to do so will void the invite and the applicant will need to wait until the next round to re-apply. With this in mind, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure emails from arrive safely in their inbox.

*Applicants who have not been successful are welcome to apply again in the next busking year.