SJFM Performer and Busker Application

Share your art with your community


Hello performers!

Use this form to apply to perform on site at the St. John’s Community Market facility during Farmers’ Market events – you can also express interest in participating in other events organized in the building. We have 2 types of performance space available:

  1. Indoor, scheduled performance slots in the Market Cafe: We typically invite one performer or group each Market to play a set in our Market Cafe. This is typically a musical performance. These are unpaid performances at the moment (we’re working to change that!), but performers are welcome to pass a hat or otherwise collect contributions from the audience.
  2. Outdoor buskers: during the months in which we utilize our outdoor spaces (usually from the beginning of June to end of November), we aim to have buskers on site if possible, utilizing a variety of art forms.  Upon receipt of an application, successful candidates will be contacted to let them know whether they fit within the scope of the market as a busker, and to arrange next steps, including the submission of performance samples or an audition.
Artists are selected to perform at the Market based on the quality of the performance, whether the type of performance fits with the atmosphere of the Market, and whether the opportunity to perform would benefit the artist. For our purposes, “buskers” are performers that provide entertainment, but no physical product.
Performers who provide products for the audience by donation or fee (such as balloon artists or face painters) are welcome, but must first contact our staff to make arrangements. If you are are interested in being part of the Market in this way, please contact us directly at