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. 

As you probably know, our resources to pursue that mission are limited. Our ticket revenue only accounts for 8% of our total annual revenue. Public, foundation, and corporate dollars are vanishing quickly which means contributions from individuals are essential. In a time where so many are divided, I hope that you will join us in working to bring people together in a celebration of community. Your contribution will support the 2018 Festival and lay the groundwork for years to come.

Announcing Festival Co-Directors!

Tom Griggs, Chad Herzog, and Liz Fisher appointed Co-Directors of the Festival.

TALKING AROUND THE BACK PORCH: STORIES ON AUGUST WILSON

The late American playwright August Wilson, whose Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning play Fences premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre, is legend for his depiction of the African-American...

Tim Snyder: On Tyranny

Author Tim Snyder discusses his guide to identifying and understanding the frightening parallels between our current reality and that of 20th century Europeans.

A CONVERSATION WITH TAYLOR MAC AND BASSEM YOUSSEF

One is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director, and producer. “A critical darling of the New York scene” (NY Magazine), TimeOut NY has called Mac, “One of the most...

We thought it was about the economy?

Since the inauguration, we've seen executive orders on immigration, controversies surrounding Russia, and tweets about crowd size and wire tapping. But hold on—wasn't it supposed to be about the...


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