“Big Read” Takes Up Immigration

By Lucy Gellman, New Haven Independent

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On NPR: The message of (Be)longing began with the voices of Blacksburg

'(Be)longing' Explores Gun Violence, 10 Years After Virginia Tech Shooting

“Big Read” Takes Up Immigration

By Lucy Gellman, New Haven Independent

New Haven Register Announces Festival 2017

The newly unveiled June schedule includes a first-time reggae headline concert and a hip-hop oratorio prompted by the Virginia Tech and Newtown tragedies.

June is Festival Month!

Welcome to YOUR Festival

There’s so much to experience. We hope you are empowered through the rhythms of BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, healed through the communal music of (Be)longing, and...

Fellows Enroll at Gateway College as new Festival Partnership Launches

Our annual Fellowship Program for high school students now offers college credits.

Majora Carter, Visionary Leadership Award Honoree

This year's VLA award was presented January 25th to revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster Majora Carter.

Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie to depart Festival in Spring

Gordon Geballe, Board Chair of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, today announced that Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie, who has served in that post since 2005, will depart the...

Majora Carter will receive the 7th Annual Visionary Leadership Award

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas will present its 7th Annual Visionary Leadership Award to Majora Carter, noted revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody...

Arts & Ideas Shares NEA Grant Spotlight with CT Arts Organizations

Connecticut Secures Federal Grants for 15 Arts Nonprofit Throughout State

We're Getting Hungry for Restaurant Week

Check out these Festival Staff Picks ahead of the festivities Oct 30 - Nov 4.

LA RONDE Review: "the immensity of imagination"

Lucy Gellman of the New Haven Independent ventures through LA RONDE at the New Haven Armory.

Press Release: 2016 Economic Impact Survey Results

Arts & Ideas Audiences Boost City and State Economy, Impact Jumps 23%

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas today announced the results of a highly successful Festival 21,...

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