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Since announcing Festival 21 a couple of weeks ago it has been so much fun for me to walk around New Haven, show up at events, or grab a cup of coffee and hear to the reactions to everything we...

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The Story of John Henry - According to Artists, Historians, and Neuroscientists

Why do we feel for or identify with characters? How do our neurons fire when we see the stories of others embodied? How and why could that matter today?

George Clinton on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Funk Buzz

Since announcing Festival 21 a couple of weeks ago it has been so much fun for me to walk around New Haven, show up at events, or grab a cup of coffee and hear to the reactions to everything we...

Re-defining "Home Turf"

Given the heat of presidential primaries, the word “immigration” is in the air these days. It’s attached to candidates’ views on safety, jobs, education, and more. It brings voters together and...

Arts & Ideas on the Air: Listen In!

Arts & Ideas Chad Herzog and Tom Griggs visited WPKN radio's Steve di Costanzo for an interview about Festival 21 and got “lost in the vinyl”.

Festival Partner JUNCTURE Co-Presents Yale Symposium April 7-8

This week's symposium at Yale features interdisciplinary discussions with JUNCTURE’s visiting artists, international artists, human rights advocates, and curators. Poet, teacher, and activist...

Festival 21 In the News: Have you heard? Read all About It!

News is spreading about Festival 21! Both Joe Amarante at the New Haven Register and Chrisopher Arnott of the Hartford Courant joined us Tuesday for the season announcement member party and got...

Arts & Ideas Still Evolving, 20 Years In. by Lucy Gellman of the New Haven Independent

When Mary Lou Aleskie took over the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in September 2005, she didn’t know that much about New Haven. She’d moved to the Elm City from San Diego for the...

Festival 21 is Unveiled!

Our 2016 season launched at last night’s kick off party. We’ve come of age. We’re taking our place: in our city, in our state, and on the world stage. Great art meets big ideas addressing pressing...

‘Prudencia Hart’ returns to New Haven Wednesday. By Joe Amarante, New Haven Register

"Prudencia navigates a dream-like journey of self-discovery in the show, which premiered in Glasgow before achieving popular and critical success at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Inspired by...

“Prudencia Hart” Roars Back into Town!

The National Theatre of Scotland's tour of “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart” makes its rollicking return to New Haven - and sole stop on the East Coast this spring - to Yale's GPSCY.

Arts & Culture: The Gateway to International Business Development

Arts, culture and diplomacy kicked open the door to a wildly productive and informative business development trip to Montreal.

Human Rights Activist WuDunn Receives Festival's 6th Annual VLA

Visionary Leadership Award Honors Human Rights Advocate Sheryl WuDunn

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