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Fellows Enroll at Gateway College as new Festival Partnership Launches

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

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

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,...

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...

‘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.

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

Visionary Leadership Award Honors Human Rights Advocate Sheryl WuDunn

A New Circus 'Machine'

Vincent Dubé’s debut company Machine de Cirque brings the audience in on the risk

Mention circus to many people, and they might think of colorful tents and clowns. But a new type of...

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