Jobs

Jobs

Seasonal Positions

All jobs are filled for the 2018 International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Check back next year!

Performing Artists

Performing Artists

NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVALS

Lively one-day Neighborhood Festivals take place each year just prior to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in downtown New Haven. Community Steering Committees, local arts and business partners, and Festival staff and volunteers host local talent, family activities, and vendors in New Haven’s historic and culturally rich neighborhoods.

Submissions for the 2018 Festival are now closed.

OUTDOOR STAGES

Artists may submit performance proposals for inclusion in the 2018 Festival. All performances will be booked on one of the Festival’s outdoor stages located on the New Haven Green. (Headline and main stage events are curated separately by Festival staff.) Modest performance fees are available, however, these opportunities are typically best suited to performers who reside in and around Connecticut and the Northeast Corridor as we do not offer transportation or accommodations to artists for these programs. Festival performance dates are June 9-22.

Submissions for the 2018 Festival are now closed.

ALTAR'D SPACES

ALTAR’d Spaces is a performance series that takes place in New Haven’s historic churches and showcases the talent of our region. It combines the resources of three partners – the artists, the Festival, and the church venues – and introduces new audiences to all three. Each partner shares in marketing and production responsibilities as well as ticket sales earnings! We welcome submissions from all performing disciplines including music, theater, dance, and storytelling.

Submissions for the 2018 Festival are now closed.

Students

Students

Internship Program

Arts & Ideas accepts intern applications year-round, welcoming high school students to gain real-world work experience working with a fast-paced, multi-faceted arts organization.

Volunteer Program

For two weeks each June and throughout the year, 300+ volunteers from greater New Haven bring the Festival to life. With more than 80% of our events being free, we rely on the passionate and committed support of our community members. Volunteer today!

Fellowship Program

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas’ Fellowship Program offers qualified New Haven public school sophomores and juniors a unique, fully-funded opportunity to learn about the arts. The Fellowship Program is a semester-long college-level course designed to develop students’ skills in communication and critical thinking by immersing them in all aspects of the Festival: performances, lectures, community engagement, production, and management.

Applications for 2018 are closed.

Vendors

Vendors

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas seeks licensed food cart and truck vendors to enhance the audience’s experience at our events. To this end, the Festival will select a roster of vendors to provide a diversity of choices, and serve a broad range of tastes.

Vending applications are closed for the 2018 Festival.

NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL VENDORS

Lively one-day neighborhood Festivals take place each year just prior to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in downtown New Haven. Vendors can be a part of any or all of the Neighborhood Festivals.

Vending applications are closed for the 2018 Festival.

Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. For two weeks in June and throughout the year, over 300 volunteers from the greater New Haven region and beyond bring the Festival to life. As 85% of our events are free to the public, we rely on the passion, commitment, and support of community members to help us.