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Street performing (music) in Poland... permit needed?

igotaxed 2 | 4  
10 Mar 2008 /  #1
in America there are several cities that require permits to perform music on the streets. are there any laws like this in Poland? particularly Poznan?
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
10 Mar 2008 /  #2
Ahhh.... you are planning on seranading the good people of Poznan?
OP igotaxed 2 | 4  
10 Mar 2008 /  #3
absolutely! :)
panienka 1 | 205  
19 Mar 2008 /  #4
i don't know how it is in Poznań, but in Kraków they perform many different stuffs on the streets to pay attention to them :)
edphfmm 2 | 2  
21 Jul 2008 /  #5
Merged: Street performing in Poland

Would it be possible to perform in Swidnicka in Wroclaw? We would like to busk, but not for money, more for the experience: we are a group of musicians looking to explore the musical culture of wroclaw. any tips? thanks very much.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
21 Jul 2008 /  #6
Hello edphfmm,

I can not help but good luck none the less.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
21 Jul 2008 /  #7
Would it be possible to perform in Swidnicka in Wroclaw?

There is a police station in Rynek... ask there... I have no idea if you need a licence or not... better to be safe than sorry.
noises - | 6  
28 Jul 2008 /  #8
You actually need a permission - you can receive it from the Cultural Division of the Municipal Office. As far as I know it should be pretty easy. You basically have to fill in this application form: 6f/rynek_wniosek.pdf

I don't know if there is an English version of this document, though.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
28 Jul 2008 /  #9
I was very impressed with the street performers in Poland - chamber quartets playing Mozart was not unusuall- much better that the usual pennny whistle and scabby dog you get here.
28 Jul 2008 /  #10
Yes, when we were in Krakow <some years ago> we were very impressed as well. Some of the music was tremendous :)
edphfmm 2 | 2  
10 Aug 2008 /  #11
thankyou for all your responses, but the link to the form doesn't seem to work. any suggestions?
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389  
21 Nov 2009 /  #12
Merged: Street Musicians in Poland

Is Poland big on street musicians?...Are there many?...And are they good?...In the US. cities like New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago and maybe Boston have a good number, with a range from terrible, to clever, to excellent...In my city, we have a good variety, but finding a good spot is always a problem, and Philadelphia PA isn't necessarily the most cosmopolitan of cities...Europe is supposed to be much better: When i lived in London, I didn't find many...I include an article of mine about my own experiences.

philastreetmusician in Poland

Musician in Market East Station, Phila PA
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
21 Nov 2009 /  #13
Street musicians in Poland are of a very high standard. Its not unusual to see a chamber quartet playing on the street.

A Polish friend told me they were licensed but I dont know how they are regulated.

Chimney Sweep is a popular ( whatever the name is for people that stand still like statues ).
pawian 178 | 16,126  
21 Nov 2009 /  #14
Poland street

One man orchestra in Krynica:

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