FLOURISH Fest is an annual music and art festival held over four days at the end of April in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Shows and events are varied; presenting music, art, theatre, installations, pop-up events, workshops and more across the city. FLOURISH Fest transforms spaces, encourages artistic collaboration and promotes enhanced creativity from both participating artists and attendees.
FLOURISH Fest keeps at the forefront of emerging talent, with a focus on emerging artists of all disciplines from New Brunswick. We encourage artists at any stage, from anywhere to apply. Application for FLOURISH Fest 2020 will open in the autumn of 2019.
THE HISTORY OF FLOURISH FEST
FLOURISH Fest was founded in 2014 by musician Jane Blanchard and musician / visual artist Stefan Westner. The festival was born out of a school project that Blanchard was working on at the time, and 24 hour art pop-ups that Westners art collective Shiftwork were presenting. Local events and organizers from the likes The Shifty Bits Circus (rip) and Shivering Songs helped the duo form ideas and organization.
FLOURISH Fest was created to provide a platform for emerging artists of all disciplines to showcase new work in a collaborative environment. Now going into it’s sixth year, FLOURISH Fest has grown to be one of Canada’s premier DIY festivals.
FLOURISH Fest is a not-for-profit organization and a community based project that works hand in hand with local businesses, artists, community members to curate and create innovative experiences.
FLOURISH Fest is held on the traditional unceeded territory of the Wəlastəkewiyik (Maliseet).
to further art appreciation, entertain, and increase contemporary, creative and inclusive thinking.
to encourage, promote, organize, present, develop and showcase of interdisciplinary arts on an emerging and professional level.
to host events within a community-oriented, nondiscriminatory, safe and inclusive environment.
to entertain and challenge audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
to stimulate the creative economy and to encourage collaboration between business, art, and culture.
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