Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Internationally acclaimed dance, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking circus, ground-breaking theatre and engaging speakers define the Festival as our region’s premier arts and culture destination. Over 200 events take place during our "Festival Time" in June and our year-round community programs include town-hall events, a fellowship program for youth, planning mini-festivals in local neighborhoods, and our Visionary Leadership Award. Over 85% of all programs are free, and the Festival provides significant discounts for community members who otherwise would not be able to afford to attend ticketed programs. Angelique Kidjo, Bristol Old Vic, Handspring Puppet Company, Rosanne Cash, National Theatre of Scotland, Yo-Yo Ma, Druid Theatre, Kronos Quartet, Spike Lee, Claudia Rankine, and Salman Rushdie have all shared their talents and ideas. The Yale campus and New Haven’s historic downtown streets form the perfect backdrop for this highly accessible, international event.

Additional Links: 
The Festival in pictures!
View our "Ideas" Talks and more!

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  • NEFA Grantee
  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Mailing Address: 
195 Church Street
Floor 12
New Haven, CT 06510
Physical Address: 
195 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Folk
Dance - Hip Hop
Dance - Jazz
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Tap / Percussive
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - General
Humanities - Anthropology
Humanities - Art History & Criticism
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Humanities - Linguistics
Humanities - Literature
Humanities - Philosophy
Humanities - Science
Literary Arts - General
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Media - Film
Music - General
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Circus
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Mime
Theater - Musical
Theater - Playwriting
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Storytelling
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Institution/Business Type: 
Fairs / Festivals
Activities and Services: 
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Association of Performing Arts Professionals
International Society for the Performing Arts
Member of APNNE or NEP presenters consortium
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is committed to ensuring that every member of our large and diverse community has access to every program and event we present. This is an area of continual improvement for our organization - please contact us with any concerns or requests that will help us include more people in our work.