International Festival of Arts & Ideas
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, established in 1996, produces an annual festival of the highest quality in New Haven, Connecticut. Now in it's 13th year, it is one of the largest cultural events in New England. The Festival offers a unique program of international performing arts, humanities (or "ideas") events, and community programs. Among the Festival's fundamental aspirations are: attract and present world-class artists and speakers; provoke the mind; involve and integrate the community; spur economic revitalization; provide enriching experiences for the young; create a celebratory atmosphere with lasting memories. The Festival runs for 14 days, beginning each year in mid-June.