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Join us in celebrating singer-songwriter and activist Rosanne Cash as the recipient of our 9th annual Visionary Leadership Award on Tuesday, February 26th. The Award Luncheon and Conversation will...

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It's 30 days until the start of Festival 2017!

30 DAYS. That's right. Thirty Days until Festival 2017 kicks off in New Haven. Our Director of Programming, Chad Herzog is counting us down - in just 30 seconds. Here we go.

Get Ready for a Blog Takeover by the Festival Fellows!

Our high school Fellows are posting about their experiences in the program so far, and giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Festival 2017. Watch here or on Facebook for their latest insights....

On NPR: The message of (Be)longing began with the voices of Blacksburg

'(Be)longing' Explores Gun Violence, 10 Years After Virginia Tech Shooting

“Big Read” Takes Up Immigration

By Lucy Gellman, New Haven Independent

New Haven Register Announces Festival 2017

The newly unveiled June schedule includes a first-time reggae headline concert and a hip-hop oratorio prompted by the Virginia Tech and Newtown tragedies.

June is Festival Month!

Welcome to YOUR Festival

There’s so much to experience. We hope you are empowered through the rhythms of BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, healed through the communal music of (Be)longing, and...

Fellows Enroll at Gateway College as new Festival Partnership Launches

Our annual Fellowship Program for high school students now offers college credits.

Majora Carter, Visionary Leadership Award Honoree

This year's VLA award was presented January 25th to revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster Majora Carter.

Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie to depart Festival in Spring

Gordon Geballe, Board Chair of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, today announced that Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie, who has served in that post since 2005, will depart the...

Majora Carter will receive the 7th Annual Visionary Leadership Award

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas will present its 7th Annual Visionary Leadership Award to Majora Carter, noted revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody...

Arts & Ideas Shares NEA Grant Spotlight with CT Arts Organizations

Connecticut Secures Federal Grants for 15 Arts Nonprofit Throughout State

We're Getting Hungry for Restaurant Week

Check out these Festival Staff Picks ahead of the festivities Oct 30 - Nov 4.

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