Festival of the Arts

The RNS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS was a new initiative created in the fall of 2017 to promote the Arts among youth in New Brunswick. We are excited to host the fifth annual Festival of the Arts this fall. Participants will take part in workshops and demonstrate their skills in a showcase and gallery presentation. This year’s festival will take place on Friday, October 20th, with workshops throughout the day and into the evening. Professional instructors will offer 30 different Drama, Art, Music, and Dance workshops. The festival will culminate with a performance showcase and art gallery. Students are encouraged to bring their artwork for display at the gallery and instruments to perform.
The workshops this year will include textiles, ceramics, drawing, chalk art, rock band, music composition, instrumental music, vocal health, acting Shakespeare, scene study, directing, improv, playwriting, musical theatre, K-Pop, hip hop, jazz and much, much more!
A new opportunity for Drama students this year is the STAR Festival. The Festival of the Arts is acting as the venue for the NB Regional Competition. Registration to compete in one of the performance categories is run through the Educational Theatre Association of Canada. Further information about the STAR program can be found by clicking here or by contacting Dayna Ellis.

Click here for information on the Canadian Drama Teachers’ Conference, which is running simultaneously with the Festival.

2023 Schedule

Friday, October 20

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration package pick up
9:00 am – 9:45 am
Morning Keynote: Jim Cuddy (via Zoom)
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Workshop 1
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch (provided)
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm 
Workshop 2
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm  
Workshop 3
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Keynote: Wes “Maestro Fresh Wes” Williams
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Workshop 4 and Regional STAR Festival performances
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Supper (provided)
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Workshop 5
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Evening Showcase and Gallery

40 College Hill Road
Rothesay, NB
E2E 5H1

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