Street trading and performance

Guidelines for pavement art 

Consider your audience as well as your art

Think about how to make your performance enjoyable for your audience and yourself.

Make opportunities to promote yourself and your work during your performance.

While you may encourage donations, please do not coerce or publicly embarrass people into giving you money. It is inappropriate, for instance, to request that children in the audience ask their parents for money to give to you.

You cannot offer works of art for sale from the site.

Think about safety

If you have expensive equipment or perform on your own, think about your set-up.

Empty your donation vessel regularly, don't leave a lot of cash sitting out the front of your work.

If someone in your audience is drunk or disorderly or causing you problems, call the police.

It is your responsibility to keep the site safe and tidy while you are using it.

Make sure your site and equipment is out of the way of other public space users.

Find a good location

Not all areas of public space are suitable for pavement art.

The Auckland central business district (CBD) is a busy area with a high volume of pedestrians and traffic.

Contact us if you wish to perform in the CBD - we know the CBD well and can help you find a good location.

What materials to use

You may work directly on the pavement using materials that can be washed off with water without leaving any residue.

You must not use materials that are slippery or endanger public safety.

You may work on a removable surface such as paper, plastic or canvas and fix it to the pavement with masking tape or any other product which will not leave glue residue on the pavement.

Advertising is not permitted in pavement art.


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