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ANNOUNCING FESTIVAL 2012! June 16-30

Featuring the American premiere of National Theater of Scotland's The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Mark Morris Dance Group, Australian circus-arts troupe Circa, and a solo performance of...

Season Announcement & Member Preview Party event on March 27

Celebrate the launch of the Festival 2012 and be the first to hear
about the world-class artists and thinkers coming to this year's
Festival.

MEMBERS HELP TO MAKE THE FESTIVAL...

Festival announces 2012 Fellowship Program

The Festival's Fellowship Program is a five-month program for New Haven-area
high school youth designed to improve each fellow's skills in creative writing,
communication, and critical...

Jill Abramson receives the 2011 Visionary Leadership Award

The first female editor of the world's most innovative and widely read online news source made a confession Friday: Nothing compares to the journalistic thrill she gets from grabbing the morning...

Festival to honor Jill Abramson, first woman editor of New York Times at 2011 Visionary Leadership Award Luncheon

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas will present the 2nd annual Visionary Leadership Award to Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of The New York Times in its 160-year...

Cathy Edwards, Festival's Director of Performance Programming, featured in New York Times

The Festival's Director of Performance Programming Cathy Edwards just finished up her final year as guest curator of the ninth annual Portland Institue for Contemporary Arts' Time-Based Art...

Festival co-sponsors "Somalia - The Land of Warriors and Poets" panel hosted by Yale World Fellows Program

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas co-sponsored the Somalia panel featuring rap artist K'naan on Monday night at the Yale University Art Gallery. Hosted by the Yale World Fellows...

"Freedom's Journey: Poetic Reflections on African American Legacies" video podcast now live

Freedom’s Journey, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas’ exploration into the progression of civil rights in the U.S. and in Connecticut, commissioned six poets to write new poems about...

Festival to get new Info Pavilion designed by Yale Architecture Students

This spring, students enlisted in the School’s post-masters program will be tasked with the hands-on experience of designing a 300 square-foot pavilion for New Haven’s International Festival of...

"Music, Warfare and the Soldier's Story"

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is proud to broadcast our Ideas Panel entitled “Music, Warfare and the Soldier's Story” originally held on June 25, 2011 at the Yale University Art...

La Presse reports on Mary Lou Aleskie in Montreal as an International Delegate to Montreal Completement Cirque

Click here to read article from Montreal's daily newspaper La Presse on Festival Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie’s recent trip as one of sixty invited delegates from around the world to...

New Haven Register article on 2011 Festival Highlights

Read about the 2011 Festival’s highlights and accomplishments and why this was the “most impactful” festival in 16 years.  Click here for Sunday’s New Haven Register article (July 24, 2011)

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