Jobs

Jobs

No positions available at this time. Check back soon!

Performing Artists

Performing Artists

OUTDOOR STAGES

Submissions for the 2019 Downtown Festival are closed. Please check back in the fall of 2019 for 2020 Festival submissions. 

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 2019 Neighborhood Festivals are closed. Please check back for 2020 Festival submissions. 

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.

Vendors / Tables

Vendors / Tables

FOOD AND CRAFT VENDORS AT THE FESTIVAL

The Festival seeks licensed food and non food (pedlar/hawker) vendors for our Neighborhood Festivals, weekend activities and Headline Concerts, and NEW THIS YEAR our Friday night concerts. We will select a roster of vendors to provide a diversity of choices and serve a broad range of tastes.

Food and craft vendor applications are closed. Please check back for 2020 Festival applications.

Tabling at the Festival

Unlike some county fairs or festivals, we don’t offer booths or other tables for organizations to distribute literature to our audiences, but here are other opportunities to consider: 

  • Festival performers and teaching artists are welcome to pass out literature. October or November is the best time to submit applications.
  • Sponsors (there are a number of sponsorship levels) receive visibility benefits and might choose to display literature as one part of their benefits’ package. Learn about sponsorship >
  • The Festival also develops content partnerships with organizations and individuals to provide activities at the Festival. Please contact our Community Engagement Manager Aleta Staton at astaton@artidea.org or (203) 498-3744 for more information.
  • Lively one-day Neighborhood Festivals take place each year just prior to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in downtown New Haven. Community organizations can set up tables at of any or all three of the Neighborhood Festivals.
  • We solicit vendors and community organizations to set up a tables on New Haven Day on the New Haven Green, please contact our Community Engagement Manager Aleta Staton at astaton@artidea.org or (203) 498-3744 for more information.
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.