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Why the Frye

The Frye Festival will celebrate its 20th edition from April 27 to May 4, 2019! It will inspire 6,000 New Brunswick students and 6,000 festival-goers, welcome 40 award-winning writers, present 90 school visits with over 200 classes in more than 50 schools all over the province (at no cost to schools or students) and 50 public events. 

The Festival's funding base is diverse. It includes all levels of government. Nearly 45% of the annual operating budget is raised through individual donations, community partnerships, box office revenues and finally, corporate sponsorships (with an 80% sponsor retention rate year-to-year).

Corporate sponsors' support of the Frye Festival has a direct impact on its ability to:
  • Distribute $7,500 worth of books in schools all over the province
  • Bring more than $1 million to the local economy 
  • Employ more than a dozen artistic and cultural professionals in our region 
  • Promote the benefits of reading and literature in a province that struggles with very high levels of illiteracy (60 to 68% across the province)
  • Increase access to literature and rich cultural programming, helping to create a vibrant, informed society
  • Invest heavily in meaningful initiatives that empower youth to develop essential life skills such as critical thinking, public speaking, verbal reasoning and articulate expression
The Frye Festival provides sponsors with positive visibility throughout the community, including logo placement, media and community visibility, public acknowledgments of contribution and other benefits. Moreover, sponsors have the opportunity to share their values of education and community development with an established, reputable and charitable organization. 

For more information on how to become a sponsor for the Frye Festival, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (506) 859-4389.

Become a FRYEnd! The Frye Festival is a registered non-profit corporation (862316213RR0001) and issues charitable receipts for donations.

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