The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 16-day extravaganza of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven, Connecticut each June. More than 85% of Festival events are completely free!


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Funding the Future of the Arts

Commissioned work. What does that mean? These works are unique because we work directly with the artists throughout their creative process.

Workin’ It: A Crash Course Via Podcasts ahead of Festival 21

I’m embarrassingly late to the party, but I recently discovered that NPR’s Serial is in fact not the only great podcast out there. And now I’m obsessed with listening to podcasts whenever possible...

"Girls: Who Run the World" Not all women believe in the same path to gender equality.

Hillary Clinton seems poised to accept the nomination of the Democratic party, but it isn’t as clear as it may seem what this, and her potential presidency, means for feminism in the U.S.


Big Announcements, Smart Fun at Our Downtown Festival Kick Off Party

First Niagara Bank’s Church Street branch was transformed into a downtown after-hours hot-spot May 10!

From Pop-Ups to Artists' Contracts, our "German Sensation" Interns Impact Festival 21

That’s us, Anna and Kathrin, two interns from Germany working in the community and behind the scenes at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

We joined the staff for three months...

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