Opportunities for Performing Artists

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas offers a number of opportunities for local and regional performers on our stages. These opportunities allow performers to grow artistically, expand their networks, and enjoy new performance opportunities. (Headline and main stage events are curated separately by Festival staff.)

Paid Opportunities: 2018

Artists may submit performance proposals for inclusion in the 2018 Festival. (The Festival’s ticketed and headline performance program is curated by our programming staff.) All performances will be booked on one of the Festival’s outdoor stages located on the New Haven Green. 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.

All Ages Performances

Performances in this series occur on one of the Festival’s outdoor stages located on the New Haven Green and should be suitable for an all-ages audience. Performances will be scheduled throughout the Festival, both weekday and weekend performance slots will be booked. We are particularly interested in groups performing original work. Artists will be booked for sets usually 60 minutes in length.

Family Series

The Family Series is geared toward younger audiences (generally 8 years and under). Programming can be a combination of performances, workshops or other interactive types of entertainment. The Family Series consists of 45-60 minute sets each Tuesday-Friday at 1:15 pm.

Submission instructions for Paid Opportunities

Please send background information on the artist/s or company, including a press packet (include photos and or press clippings) and a work sample (CD, DVD, or streaming web video OK!) to:

  • BY EMAIL: mhuber@artidea.org (emailed submissions are preferred when possible)
  • BY MAIL:
    Melissa Huber, Producer
    International Festival of Arts & Ideas
    195 Church Street, 12th Floor
    New Haven, CT 06510 USA
    ATTN: Noon to Night Series

The Festival will be in touch if we require further information or wish to make an offer. Materials will not be returned. We recommend submitting materials in October/November for these series, but will continue to accept submissions through January for 2018 consideration.

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