From the Festival Staff

Workin’ It: A Crash Course Via Podcasts ahead of Festival 21

I’m embarrassingly late to the party, but I recently discovered that NPR’s Serial is in fact not the only great podcast out there. And now I’m obsessed with listening to podcasts whenever possible...

"Girls: Who Run the World" Not all women believe in the same path to gender equality.

Hillary Clinton seems poised to accept the nomination of the Democratic party, but it isn’t as clear as it may seem what this, and her potential presidency, means for feminism in the U.S.


Big Announcements, Smart Fun at Our Downtown Festival Kick Off Party

First Niagara Bank’s Church Street branch was transformed into a downtown after-hours hot-spot May 10!

From Pop-Ups to Artists' Contracts, our "German Sensation" Interns Impact Festival 21

That’s us, Anna and Kathrin, two interns from Germany working in the community and behind the scenes at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

We joined the staff for three months...

Live Long and Stand: Why A&I Staff Are Up On Their Feet

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is more than just performances and lectures. Across the 15 days of each Festival, numerous programs promote healthy living through active lifestyles...

Enjoying Headline Concerts on the Green

The Festival's headline concerts on the New Haven Green—the big shows on Saturday and Sunday evenings (and this year, one on Friday!)—are among the most visible and exciting parts of each year's...

Q&A with Associate Artistic Director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company: Janet Wong

How does the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company encourage art and ideas within the community of education?

Bill says that making art allows him to participate in the...

Susan Marshall & Company - Frame Dances

Load in has started on Frame Dances at the Yale University Art School Gallery @ 1156 Chapel St. Frame Dances presents a new way of looking at dance.

The Winning Recipe for the Hungarian Recipe Contest

Recipe by Carol Cohen, Stratford, CT

My Hungarian grandmother's recipe for Lekvar cookies.  (We bake these during Christmas.)

1 16 oz. brick of cream cheese
1 cup salted butter...

The Info Booth Maven: Marialena DiFabbio


The Info Booth
by Info Booth Coordinator Marialena DiFabbio



Every once in a while, amidst the swarms of experienced Festival-goers who pass through our...

Eileen Wiseman on the G-20 and the Festival

Ideas Program Curator

From their highly protected meeting place in London this week, the leaders of the world's 20 richest countries had their collective finger on...

Tiffany Hopkins talks about video production for the Festival

Multi-Media Producer

One of the great joys of working for the Festival is the opportunity to meet so many interesting people and truly compelling artists. A few...