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for, by, and about street theatre performers in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Donations.

Getting organized is expensive ...
Maintaining this web site, organizing a protest event, applying for a 'test-license', phone calls, staples and paperclips. They are just big and small examples of what goes together with 'getting organized', and it all cost money.
   

Getting organized pays ...
Since 1996 we have achieved some results:
(1997) The max. time limit has been extended from 30 to 40 minutes.
(1997) The max. number of shows has been extended from one to two shows per day.
(1998) Voice amplification is allowed.
(2001) Juggling chainsaws is allowed.
(2003) Use of fire did not get more restricted or banned.
(2005) Music amplification is allowed.
(2005) License application time reduced to 24 hours.
(2006) Basic performing is license-free, so non-European performers can perform again.
(2008) Test: Voice amplification allowed without license (thus also for non-EU performers).
(2009) Continuation test-period voice amplification without license.
(2010) Voice amplification without license allowed for undefined time.
(2014) Abusive musicians with sound amplification get banned.
(2015) License system for circle show street theatre is restored.

Who pays?
The costs needed to be made for these achievements are only covered by voluntary donations of individual performers and organisations (see list below). However, there is still a financial gap of a few hundred euros, mainly caused by the protest event of September 2004.

Maybe you are a performer and like this web site and/or what we do and did. Maybe you are 'just' a citizen or a tourist who would like to support the street performing scene in Amsterdam. Then, why not consider making a donation?

Click the PayPal button above for secure online payments by credit card. For more information about donating through PayPal®, visit www.paypal.com.

Who paid?
So far financial donations were made by (in kind of alphabetical order):

'1to7' Jeroen
Chrystal Ball Paul
'Dado' Daniel
DJ
   
'Individual' Michiel
'Jugglingshow' Marty
'Schuurpapier' Paul
SuperFrank
   
'Unicycle' Leo
 
Fred. Hendrik School
Stichting Ruimschoots
 
Special thanks for payments 'in natura' to:

Amsterdam Anders / de Groenen, for their legal and political support,
Autonoom Centrum, for their logistic support,
Socialistische Partij, for their political support and taking some expenses,
Stichting Theaterstraat, for making us a good deal,
All non-local performers, for making (big) travel expenses to join the protest of September 2004.


 

 
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