Festivals look very different than they did a year ago. FLOURISH Festival is usually scheduled at the end of April. We were so excited to present our 2020 festival, but considering the circumstances - this had to be canceled. We've been so lucky to work with artists and partners to reschedule and rework what FLOURISH 2020 looks like. Here are some of our primary adjustments.
- FLOURISH Festival will take place from September 3 - 13 2020, instead of our original dates in April.
- For the first time ever, all events and projects at FLOURISH Festival will be offered totally FREE to the public. This includes all workshops, community projects, and digital events. Everything!
- Instead of ticket sales, the festival will be accepting donations to benefit community racial justice, reproductive justice, community, and arts organizations. If you are an organization in need of support, please contact us.
- We've included info below regarding safety and social distancing. Please have a look and also read these resources from the Government of New Brunswick.
Physical distancing, hand washing, surface cleaning, and wearing non-medical face masks (also known as community face masks) are now the norm. All businesses and employers are expected to follow Public Health guidelines in place including the requirement to take every reasonable step to ensure minimal interaction of people within two meters of each other. FLOURISH Festival and our partner venues will be following all guidelines and directives to ensure safety. FLOURISH Festival will not be using the majority of our planned venue spaces, as we have moved the majority of our programming to outdoor areas (for public art projects such as murals and installations), and to digital platforms (for performances, music, etc). FLOURISH Festival is not an essential service. Although we encourage participants to partake in the festival through any mediums permitted, we will not be encouraging physical gatherings for our 2020 edition.
In accordance with public health, we recommend that people wear a community face mask to cover their nose and mouth in the community setting when physical distancing can’t be maintained. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms. Let's keep each other safe!
Effective Friday, July 3, residents of the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador) can travel within the four provinces without the requirement to self-isolate. FLOURISH Festival does not encourage travel of any kind, even within the Atlantic bubble for the purpose of any non-essential service. As such, any artist not based in New Brunswick will not be participating at FLOURISH Festival in a physical way (art installations, public art, workshops, community projects). Instead, any artist outside of the province will be participating via digital means.