March 10th, 2020

Join the busker line-up at Carnaval Sztukmistrzów 2020

Carnaval Sztukmistrzów, the largest festival in Poland presenting the art of new circus acrobatics and clowning, is a time when street artists and master of circus arts come to Lublin from all over the world to present breathtaking shows and acts. We would like to invite all interested buskers and street performers to apply. We will select 10 best performances and their creators will perform in the most attractive corners of Lublin between 23 and 26.07 2020. We are waiting for your applications until 30 May.


Why is it worth doing?

For the last 10 years, Carnaval Sztukmistrzów audiences have been enthusiastically welcoming buskers, gathering at acts and rewarding the artists buy putting money into their hats. Our festival attracts over 120 000 visitors each year. Starting from this year, busking acts will have a chance to win cash prizes. We are planning 3 prizes, 5000 pln each – including: the award of Carnaval’s Jury comprising experts, curators and organisers of street festivals, Lublin Residents’ Award and Audience Award.

What are the conditions of performing at Carnaval Sztukmistrzów 2020?
We guarantee all accepted buskers a place to perform and basic technical equipment (portable loudspeakers + microphone). We offer free accommodation in a tent campsite, meal coupons, promotion and a spot in the printed programme and the website along with the description of the show and the group. We do not pay fees, nor do we refund travel costs! Your hat is your fee. The artists need to be self-sufficient in terms of technical preparation and organisation.

How to apply?

If you accept our terms and conditions and you’re interested in taking part in the festival, please send us an e-mail to info@sztukmistrze.eu. The e-mail should include:
– a short bio and a description of the show
– a link to a video featuring the show
The most interesting artists will receive an invitation along with an entry form.

We are waiting for your applications until 30 May.