The Downtown Arts District’s “Break 4 Art” Program offers a unique entertainment experience, bringing live music and street performance in various downtown locations. Break 4 Art encourages experienced street performers and emerging artists and provides a unique opportunity where they can display their talents. The Program’s primary goal is to strengthen and expand the identity and presence of arts, culture, and entertainment offerings in Downtown Orlando, an ever-growing cultural destination.

This is a 17-week pilot program that will run from October 12, 2021 - January 6, 2022. No performances will occur on holidays, unless specified, due to the drop in foot traffic and road closures.

Days & Performance Times

Performances will occur two times per day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of every week.
Session #1- 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Session #2- 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Seaside Plaza by Discover Downtown (Orange Ave. and Church St.)

The plaza area at Central Blvd. and Orange Ave. on the Morgan and Morgan building site private plaza area.

Type of Allowed Performance

Performances will be determined and curated by the Downtown Arts District's Break 4 Art Performance Selection Committee. They may include an array of arts from juggling to acoustical music. No noise amplification is allowed, unless approved by the selection committee and a permit is secured.

Stipend for Performers/Artists

Each artist will be paid $100.00 a session

All interested performers/artists must apply through the application below. All applications will be reviewed by the Break 4 Art selection committee. Upon performer selection, which will be based on specific, documented criteria, each artist will have a background check and sign an employment agreement with DAD on performer’s role and responsibilities, including terms for termination.

Interested in becoming a Break 4 Art artist? Apply here.

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