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Busking licence validity extended to 2 years for seasoned buskers, with online renewal option: National Arts Council

Busking licence validity extended to 2 years for seasoned buskers, with online renewal option: National Arts Council

[ad_1] Aspiring buskers who are new to or have less than two years on the scheme will have to attend annual auditions for the first two years before benefitting from the extended validity period.  In Singapore, buskers can perform in public only if they are issued the LOE, which allows them to book designated locations for their performance.  NAC requires buskers and those wanting to busk to attend a pre-audition briefing in person or online, and perform during one of the four audition cycles in a year. The auditions must be performed live.  Last year, some buskers bemoaned the live audition requirement for their yearly renewals, calling it a “hassle” when they spoke to TODAY.  One had to fork out S$2,000 to fly back from London to Singapore to renew his licence. Others complained about the lack of online auditions and the validity period of the licence.  NAC said in response to the grievances at the time that the audition was necessary to endorse buskers with its licence, so they do not need multiple approvals across various …