2021 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Our return to in-person programming invited the audience to IMAGINE with us, from Hair Art to Drag, a Gospel Brunch to Big Ideas discussing Black Futures, 15 Minute Cities, and Mutual Aid. Here are some of the press highlights from our season:
So far the Festival's 2021 season has received dozens of articles' worth of coverage, including:
Connecticut Public, "Appreciating the Beauty and Culture of Black Hair"
NBC Connecticut, "International Festival of Arts and Ideas Makes In-Person Return to New Haven"
WTNH-TV, "International Arts and Ideas Festival makes a Return to New Haven in 2021"
Daily Nutmeg, "Rain & Shine"
Waterbury Republican-American, "In the Wings: Theater Venues Coping with COVID-19"
Connecticut Public, "New Haven Labor Day Festival Focuses on Frontline Workers, Vaccinations"
New Haven Independent, "A&I Goes Beyond Summer"
Hartford Courant, "New Haven's International Festival of Arts & Ideas switches Labor Day Weekend Theme to 'Vaxxes and Vibes'"
The Arts Paper, "Connecticut Storytellers offer Glimmers of Hope, Spoons of Power"
The Arts Paper, "Legend Drag Show brings Queer History to the Mainstage"
The Arts Paper, "Moving Towards Love: Four Artists Shape the Future"
New Haven Independent, "Chef Franco Creates a Summer Feast"
New Haven Register, "Youth Performance of 'Romeo and Juliet' at New Haven Arts & Ideas aiming to teach conflict resolution"
The Day, "Madeline Sayet solo show now streaming"
The Arts Paper, "Hair Show Hails the Crown, Honors Sharon Clemens"
Broadway World, "Ice the Beef presents ROMEO AND JULIET at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas"
The Arts Paper, "Virtual Juneteenth Keeps the Tradition"
New Haven Independent, "Beekeeping Sweetens Arthur Street"
New Haven Independent, "Gospel Brunch Takes Church Outside"
New Haven Independent, "Last Poet Invokes the Elements"
The Arts Paper, "On Opening Night, A&I Centers New Haven Voices"
WVIT-TV, "Arts & Ideas Makes In Person Return to New Haven"
WFSB-TV, "International Festival of Arts & Ideas Kicks off on Friday in New Haven"
WVIT-TV, "As Big In Person Events Return, New Haven prepares for Festival"
Times Square Chronicles, "Woolly Mammoth/Folger's Journey Flies high with the wise WHERE WE BELONG"
Broadway World, "BWW Review: Where we Belong at Woolly Mammoth Theatre"
MD Theater Guide, "Theater Review: Where we Belong"
The Arts Paper, "Envisioning Equity: Building an Enjoyable City for All"
New Haven Independent, "A&I Kelps itself to Bagels of the Future"
CT Voice, "Fresh Ideas"
The Arts Paper, "West Rock/West Hills Brings the Music Online"
New Haven Independent, "Saturday in the Park with Arts on Call"
New Haven Independent, "Indigenous Writers form the Backbone at A&I 'Big Read'"
The Arts Paper, "Hill Festival Keeps the Beat Going Online"
Hartford Courant, "Pride Month in CT: Protests and Prom, Music and Marches, Drag Shows art and celebrations to affirm all LGBTQ People"
The Arts Paper, "In a year upturned, Manny James keeps the music coming"
Patch, "Pride Center, Arts & Ideas Fest Hold Racial Justice Day of Action"
The Arts Paper, "Kinship as an Indigenous Climate Solution"
Hearst Media (15 publications), "Making your plans for June? Check out the shows and concerts coming up"
CT Post, "2021: The Year (some) Summer fairs & festivals return to CT"
New Haven Independent, "'Arts on Call' Parties in Hamden"
New Haven Independent, "Kawit! Makes Adobo Sweet"
Connecticut Magazine, "Things to do in Connecticut in June 2021"
New Haven Independent, "Virtual Reality Artist Makes Walls and Streets Move"
New Haven Independent, "Arts on Call Brings Sunshine in the Rain"
New Haven Register, "New Haven Breaks out "Big Dog" - and much more- for Arts & Ideas Neighborhood Festivals"
Republican-American, "Start drag-gin' this fest around- Festival of Arts & Ideas opens this Friday"
Connecticut Post, "After Passage of the CROWN Act, CT Artists explore the world of Natural Hair"
Daily Nutmeg, "Real Imagination"
New Haven Biz, "International Festival to Bring Music, Food, Entertainment"
Patch, "What you need to know about New Haven's Festival of Arts & Ideas"
Broadway World, "WHERE WE BELONG world premiere film adaptation Now Filming at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company"
Hartford Courant, "Arts & Ideas returns to live performance with jazz, dance, world music and drag shows"
Hartford Courant, "Connecticut Shakespeare Theaters plan comedy, smaller summer performances"
Hartford Courant, "International Arts & Ideas festival's Ideas Portion, 'Imagine,' a call to 'weave the new reality together'"
Broadway World, "League of Professional Theater Women Celebrates Women's History Month at Hartford Stage and More"
Hartford Courant, "State COVID Guidelines won't determine when performing arts venues open"
New Haven Register, "Seeking Entertainment: Arts on Call supports performing artists during a pandemic"
CT Insider, "With relaxed standards, Greater New Haven Towns prepare for return of outdoor fun"