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New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Last Updated: 10/27/2014 2:45:50 PM


New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas


195 Church Street
12th Floor

New Haven, CT 06510-4012

Primary Phone

(203) 498-1212

Primary Fax

(203) 498-2106

Contact Email



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CEO/Executive Director

Ms. Mary Lou Aleskie

Board Chair

Mr. Gordon Geballe

Board Chair Company Affiliation

School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University

Board Members


Year of Incorporation


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Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years


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Our mission is to create an internationally renowned Festival in New Haven of the highest quality with world-class artists, thinkers and leaders, attracting and engaging a broad and diverse audience, celebrating and building community and advancing economic development.


We envision a flourishing city and state in which a festival of arts and ideas plays a vital role in enriching lives and leading people to understand how their futures are intertwined.


The Festival’s staff and Board believe that the following values are central to its identity:

·        excellence in performance and leadership

·        collaboration

·        embracing diversity

·        inclusiveness – bringing people together

·        openness to new ideas, new arts, new cultures, new individuals

·        stewardship

·        integrity

 Fundamental Aspirations:

 ·       attract and present world-class artists

·        provide a wide range of artistic experiences

·        provoke the mind

·        spur economic revitalization

·        attract a diverse audience

·        involve and integrate the community

·        provide enriching experiences for the young

·        aid in the development of new works

·        support regional arts

·        create a celebratory atmosphere with lasting memories

·        showcase the riches of New Haven to visitors

·        enhance the image of New Haven and of the State of Connecticut


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Free Programming - Headline Concerts

Ticketed Performance Programs

Ideas Programs

Free Programming - Weekday Concerts, Tours, Master Classes and Workshops

Arts & Ideas Fellowship Program

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