The International Festival of Arts & Ideas brings together the world’s performing artists and thought leaders each June in New Haven, CT. Dynamic programs feature some of the most influential dance, music, and theatre artists of our time.

For more than twenty years, the Festival has remained steadfast in its mission to bring together diverse and distinct communities through arts and ideas. 

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RISK, ANXIETY, AND GENEROSITY - DEFINING THE CULTURE OF MONEY FROM SHAKESPEARE TO TODAY

What does a venture capitalist have in common with a Venetian man brought to life by Shakespeare more than 400 years ago? Our panel features experts in both economics and the Bard drawing...

I’LL BE YOUR QUBIT! THE ENTANGLEMENT OF QUANTUM PHYSICS AND ART

How do you envisage something that would be altered simply by your own observation of it? Join Quantum Physicist Michel Devoret and Visual Artist Martha W. Lewis to investigate the relationships...

GERMANY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

How was Germany able to transition from the “sick man” of Europe in the 1990s into the political and economic predominance within the European Union it is today? Director of the Yale Program in...

CURATION AND THE DEMOCRACY OF ARTS

Curators play a significant role in shaping the visual dialogue of our times, in ways that are often mysterious or obscure in the minds of the museum-going public. Keely Orgeman and Justin Brown...

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHORUS OF NEW YORK CITY: MUSIC AS A UNIFYING FORCE

MacArthur Fellow and Musical America’s 2018 Educator of the Year, Francisco J. Núñez, is a composer, conductor, visionary, leading figure in music education, and the artistic director/founder of...


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