Toto Kisaku, Artist in Residence: on "Identity"

Does the acquisition of an identity change our being? Does looking for and discovering our identity strengthen or weaken our capacity for personal and community development?

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Daniel O‘Brien, hand-balancer and aerial straps artist, Circa ensemble

Australian circus artist Daniel O'Brien comes from Maryborough, three hours north of Brisbane. He started gymnastics at six years old but gave it up at 15. However, he later he moved to...

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

“Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq finds her own key”

Tanya Tagaq is threatening to turn into one of the most peculiar and uncompromising mainstream success stories Canadian music has ever known.

Although she previously graduated from the...

We're Getting Hungry for Restaurant Week

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

LA RONDE Review: "the immensity of imagination"

Lucy Gellman of the New Haven Independent ventures through LA RONDE at the New Haven Armory.

Press Release: 2016 Economic Impact Survey Results

Arts & Ideas Audiences Boost City and State Economy, Impact Jumps 23%

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas today announced the results of a highly successful Festival 21,...

POWER FROM THE EARTH: THE SHIFT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY IN NEW ENGLAND

In the wake of the 2015 climate change summit in Paris, and increasing acknowledgement of the dangers facing our planet, the push has become more urgent to move toward renewable energy. John...

DAN AUSTIN: YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE

Philanthropist and long-distance bike pilgrim Dan Austin riffs on the impact of bikes given to formerly trafficked women and girls around the world

THE AMERICAN DREAM IN 2016: MILLENNIALS AND THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

How is the U.S. serving or not serving its young people, and how will this shape the upcoming election, given that millennials constitute the country’s largest demographic?
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J. KENJI LÓPEZ-ALT: THE FOOD LAB

Chef and author López-Alt dispels common cooking myth and frees you from previous culinary constraints using science!

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