How to Become a Street Artist Legally in Moscow
Walking in the streets of Moscow, we can hear and see a variety of street performers, whether they are dancing, playing guitar or playing the accordion. Such a variety of music forms makes Moscow a real music city. In fact, street playing has profound historical origins and cultural connotations in Moscow. This art form not only displays Moscow's traditional cultural elements, but also incorporates modern innovation and diversity, showing people the unique charm of Moscow. In addition, street performers convey Moscow’s history, art and cultural stories to people through music and performances, making Moscow street art more lively and interesting. These performances are not just an art form, but a traditional cultural expression.
At the same time, street playing is also a way to express freedom and the right to use public space. Artists display their talents and share their music and art in public spaces, which not only enriches the cultural life of the city, but also demonstrates the city's cultural diversity and tolerance. In short, street playing is a valuable and meaningful art form that not only reflects the creativity and talent of artists, but also enriches the public's cultural life and social and cultural environment.
I've also always had a dream to do a street performance in Arbat, actually it's been a long time coming because I think it's very interesting. But how to play legally in Moscow has become a problem that troubles countless people, including not only foreigners but also Russians. But in fact, most street performers in Moscow are not performing legally, and many of them do not have performance licenses. In fact, as long as it doesn't disturb people or disturb the streets, the police won't care too much. But I asked some friends in Russia, including street performers in Arbat, for advice. They told me that if you don't have a "certificate", if the police come to you, then you will have a big problem, especially if you are a "foreigner", and a "fine" is just a lighter treatment.
So based on my experience, I have concluded that the following conditions need to be met to perform legally and safely in Moscow:
Obtain a performance permit
If you want to perform street performances in Moscow parks or city streets, you need to obtain a performance permit. You can check out this website to learn more about the process and requirements for applying for a performance license.
Understand the relevant regulations
When performing street performances in Moscow parks or city streets, you need to not only comply with the relevant regulations of the performance license but also understand the relevant regulations and restrictions of the parks and city streets, such as noise pollution control, performance time limits, etc. You need to know the rules and make sure your show doesn't break any. Avoid disturbing surrounding residents or other activities.
Publicity and promotion
In order to let more people know about your performance, you can make posters, flyers or brochures and post relevant information on social media. This will attract more viewers to your show.
Observe basic etiquette
Basic etiquette needs to be observed, such as dressing appropriately and not using inappropriate language or behavior. This ensures that your performance is respected and supported by your audience.
In short, becoming a street artist requires absolute confidence and skills to express yourself on the street. With the right venue, great performance content, practice and interaction with the audience, you can also showcase your talent and personality on the streets. Looking forward to seeing you on the streets of Moscow!