Taipei modernizes street performer regulations

Taipei joins a host of other world-class cities in making street performer laws more representative of its cultural needs reports Taiwan Today

New laws include permit issuance with a point system and designated public areas for performance. Violations will attract point penalties with licenses revoked once a total of nine has been reached. Fist fighting and chaos noise, littering and failure to provide proof of permit are all subject to point violations.

Law is subject to a city review in mid May. There are now currently 1,170 registered street artists who will be permitted to perform in 74 designated areas,