Support the Festival

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is made possible through the generous support of Individuals, Foundations, Businesses Memberships and Corporations, as well as through continuing support from government agencies including the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of New Haven.

Memberships at all levels invite you to discover your Festival with new opportunities to mix and mingle and become an integral part of the community that makes the Festival happen.

Your annual contribution not only bridges the gap between ticket sales and the cost of producing an internationally acclaimed festival but also gives you exclusive access to artists and other guests with special activities that enhance your Festival experience.

Your annual support generates a Festival that draws over 100,000 attendees, maintains programming of which 80% is FREE and generates $20 million in economic impact. It ensures that the Festival’s programming remains FREE and accessible but also affords us the opportunity to continue to think creatively and create a Festival that is inclusive, sustainable and supportive of our diverse community.

Please contact Patrick Dunn at or 203.498.3704 to donate today or give online and make a difference in the community.

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