The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a year-round organization that culminates in an extravaganza of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven, Connecticut each June.

"More Than Summer" Membership

The Festival is launching our 2017 Membership renewals early! You can renew your Membership online. NEW benefits for 2017 promise to enhance your experience and make the Festival better than ever: our all new Member Box Office Hotline, savings on Festival merchandise, AND special “Bring a Friend” offers.

A Summer wrap-up: Festival Life meets Anti-Internationalism

Profoundly symbolic in every way, this banner represented what all of us working in the world of festivals strive for every day: to create a pathway through the arts and humanities that brings the...

Celebrating Our City, All Year!

In our down time, Festival staff get to enjoy tons of amazing things going on in our community. Each week, our Louise Endel Community Engagement Manager Sarah Sherban, will be sharing a few things...

Make the Festival Happen!

It is our privilege to bring a world of arts and ideas together for you each summer. A Festival like this, with 200+ events over 15 days takes years of planning - from the big picture to the small...

Personal answers to big questions create interactive public art

"I didn’t have to tell people I was the creator of the structures for them to turn to me and say something along the lines of, 'I’ve never really thought about this. This is a good question. It’s...

One Paper, Many Moments - Alex Ripp, Ideas Program Manager

Every time I look at the large sheet of paper still hanging on my office wall, different memories spill into my consciousness, but today, these are the ones that surface.


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