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"Sneak Peek Week" Tickets On Sale January 5

There will be limited availability. "Sneak Peek" events are discounted for Members of the Festival – purchase your Membership today!

Economy Testing Creativity of the Arts

Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie was quoted in the New York Times "Culture" section on Sunday December 14. Click here to read the article online.

"Unsilent Night" was "Really Real"!

Watch a video clip and read the article about "Unsilent Night" in the New Haven Independent

Arts & Ideas Collaboration with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange Continues with Community Members December 6 & 7

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas collaboration with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange continues Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 at the Educational Center for the Arts at 55 Audubon...

Maya Beiser reflects on the world premiere of Provenance at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas

I remember asking myself whether audiences would be willing to sit and concentrate through 90 minutes of nonstop music. Originally I thought it better to separate the pieces by saying a few words...

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange: Festival Grand Finale

The dance is moving around you. You’re moving around the dance. On June 28, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and hundreds of citizen-dancers performed together as part of the Festival’s Grand Finale,...

Festival Announces New Events!

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is pleased to announces our new "video events." Experience some of your favorite events again online.

Of Interest to Festival Fans

Here is a bit of news that should be of interest to Festival Fans regarding artists and thinkers who have been part of past Festivals.
This year's prestigious Man Booker Prize figures into the lives...

Liz Lerman: Breaking Rules/Making Rules: Art in a Democratic Society

Community Programs Manager

Watching Liz Lerman speak to New Haven on June 19 was a proud moment for me. For months I had had the privilege of supporting her and the Dance Exchange...

Arts & Ideas Grand Finale Dancers to Perform at International Day of Peace

On Sunday, September 21, dancers will join together again to carry the hopes, demands and dreams of New Haven during the Third Annual United Nations International Day of Peace. These dancers...

Summer Events Are Good for the Economy

Summer events are good for the New Haven economy, according to a recent New Haven Register editorial.

Cathy Edwards broadens her artistic reach

Cathy Edwards, the Festival's Director of Programming, is broadening her artistic reach. In addition to her programming duties at the Festival, she'll be stepping into the Guest Artistic Director...