Artists create. Audience donate.
Keep the arts alive.
In these difficult times when artists, who are mainly freelance, have not been able to earn any money this is an opportunity for them to do a “busk”, a short form video, and to encourage the audience to donate to them. Some artists are choosing to do this as a means of helping others.
FAQs • The Big heArt Busk
I’M NOT BASED IN THE UK CAN I SUBMIT A BUSK?
Yes. The initiative is aimed at any performer/group in the UK but is not limited to our shores and we will encourage online content from around the world.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SIGN-UP?
It’s free to create an account and upload your busk. 10% of each transaction made goes to showcatcher.com (50p minimum per transaction) which goes solely towards the cost of running the site, streaming video’s content and card payment transaction fees.
I’M A PERFORMER HOW WILL I BE PAID?
Once you have an account created you can supply either your Bank details or a PayPal email address to receive funds.
Artists can opt into receive all monies donated directly, or to pay into the Big HeArt Busk pot which will be shared equally amongst artists involved on a monthly basis.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE ARTISTS?
You can support the Artists showing their work on this site by putting money into their virtual busking hat, sharing what you like on the site with friends, family & social media and encourage others to do the same.
WHAT VIDEO FORMATS DO YOU ACCEPT?
Any standard digital video format is acceptable. Usually this is either an .mp4 file or .mov (QuickTime)
HOW SHOULD I FILM MY BUSK?
Ideally as professionally as possible to give your audience the best quality. You can film a camcorder or good quality smartphone, but we recommend you consider the lighting and sound quality. Try recording a few tests first to see if you're happy with the video before recording your busk.
WHAT ARE THE RULES AROUND COPYRIGHT?
The expectation is that Artists have the rights to the material they perform, record and upload to the website.