The International Festival of Arts & Ideas High School Fellowship Program offers qualified New Haven sophomores, juniors, and seniors a unique, fully funded opportunity to learn about the arts. The semester-long college-level course is designed to develop students’ skills in communication and critical thinking by immersing them in all aspects of the Festival, including performances, lectures, community engagement, production, and management.
Through weekly seminars at Gateway Community College and a broad range of arts-related activities. We equip Fellows with marketable experience, skills, and connections that will prove useful for future internships and employment opportunities.
From January to June, Fellows attend 3-hour weekly seminars, on Wednesdays, at New Haven's Gateway Community College and field trips to performances and events. Fellows will also have the opportunity to shadow Festival staff for hands-on experience and volunteer with diverse New Haven communities at the Festival’s Neighborhood Festivals. In June, the Fellows will be fully immersed in the Festival’s two-week run and attend more than 30 events.
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED!
Deadline: November 8, 2023
Questions can be submitted to:
We will update you on the status of your application within a week of the submission deadline. Applicants under consideration will be invited for an interview on Zoom with Festival staff and instructors. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to invite all applicants for an interview.