"yours and hers and mine"

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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MAJORA CARTER: URBAN ONSHORING

MacArthur “genius” and entrepreneur Majora Carter discusses how she is building tech services companies in low-status American communities to generate jobs and new economic activity, and to...

NO MINIMUM AGE: YOUTH ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Our inaugural Youth Ideas panel, part of the first Citywide Youth Summit, explores the legacy of U.S. youth activism and, above all, its importance in social movements today.

TAKING OWNERSHIP: MUSIC AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

The Internet has been both a blessing and a curse for musicians, allowing them to spread their work widely but also making them more susceptible to harmful, unlawful copying. Legal scholar Jessica...

Celebrating Our City, All Year!

In our down time, Festival staff get to enjoy tons of amazing things going on in our community. Each week, our Louise Endel Community Engagement Manager Sarah Sherban, will be sharing a few things...

Make the Festival Happen!

It is our privilege to bring a world of arts and ideas together for you each summer. A Festival like this, with 200+ events over 15 days takes years of planning - from the big picture to the small...

Personal answers to big questions create interactive public art

"I didn’t have to tell people I was the creator of the structures for them to turn to me and say something along the lines of, 'I’ve never really thought about this. This is a good question. It’s...

One Paper, Many Moments - Alex Ripp, Ideas Program Manager

Every time I look at the large sheet of paper still hanging on my office wall, different memories spill into my consciousness, but today, these are the ones that surface.

Festival 21 Video: Celebrate Your Summer

Festival 21 was the best Fest ever! Our artists, premieres, and panelists reached local, national, and global audiences, and you were here. We’re sharing the celebration with this video postcard...

Thank you for being part of the extraordinary experience that was Festival 21!

Save the dates for Festival 22!

Cirque Mechanics with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra TONIGHT on the New Haven Green!

Our Headline concerts on the First Niagara Stage come to a close tonight with a dazzling whirl of acrobats, cyclists, and one-of-a-kind machines.

Arts & Ideas Hosts a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony on the New Haven Green June 24

Twenty-six people from 19 countries became citizens of the United States today, right here in New Haven.

"The Money" makes it's American Premiere!

"The Money" is an interactive, immersive, theater show/game hybrid that is guaranteed to make you think!

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