FLOURISH Festival is a music and arts festival held in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Founded in 2014 and established as a not-for-profit organization in 2016, FLOURISH Festival has been presenting DIY shows for almost five years. At its core, FLOURISH Festival aims to further art appreciation in their community by offering challenging, entertaining and engaging programming for audiences of all ages. The festival presents and accepts all art forms, including (but not limited to) music, visual art, immersive installations, projections, and spoken word.

FLOURISH Festival takes place within the traditional unceded territory of the Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples. FLOURISH Festival submissions open annually in September. We encourage proposals from all artistic disciplines and from individuals and groups who are per our collaborative, DIY and creative vision. Now in it's the fifth year, FLOURISH has grown to host over 60 artists in various local venues.

Jane Blanchard and Stefan Westner founded FLOURISH Festival in 2014.
They also serve as Co-Creative Directors.

Our Board Members are:

  • Evan LeBlanc

  • Indigo Poirier

  • Emily Kennedy

  • Nick Laugher

  • Kate Butler

Our Mission:

  • 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.

If you're interested in joining the board or learning more about FLOURISH - send us an email at flourishfredericton@gmail.com