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Saint John’s sixth annual Fundy FRINGE Festival detail submission information for 2018 event.

The Fundy FRINGE festival will once again bring uptown Saint John to life August 20-25, 2018. Today, festival organizers posted notice to all local, provincial, national and international performing arts companies interested in taking part in the sixth annual event.

Applications will be accepted between January 2 and March 30, 2018. All successful applicants will then be entered into a lottery to determine the festival’s 2018 lineup.

“The Fringe movement is at an all-time high, with more than 250 Fringes world-wide,” said festival director Sarah Rankin.  “As New Brunswick’s only Fringe Fest, we’re excited to be able to offer an opportunity to new and veteran performers to try out new works and experiment with their art. 

“Last year was our highest audience turnout and artist payout to date,” said Rankin.  “We know that 2018 will only be bigger and more successful. We’re also excited to be announcing a diversity sub-lottery, with one local and one national slot being reserved to encourage participation by culturally diverse artists and artists who self-identify as an artist with a disability.”

Lottery selections will be made at a public event, March 31 at the BMO Theatre, 112 Princess Street in Saint John. 

Complete details can be found by visiting

The Fundy Fringe Festival is part of a growing community of Fringe Festivals throughout North America, dedicated to supporting independent performers and artists and creating affordable spaces through which diverse communities can experience boundary-pushing theatre and other performances, in accordance with the four criteria set out by the Canadian Association Of Fringe Festivals (CAFF): Fringe Festivals are un-juried / Fringe Festivals are uncensored / Fringe Festivals are accessible to audiences and artists /Fringe Festivals return 100% of the ticket price to participating artists.

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