Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas receives grant

The 19th Annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas  has received a $20,000 grant from Connecticut Humanities to support Festival 2014’s Ideas programs, according to a release.

The festival will be held June 14-28.

"The 2014 Ideas Program is a series of 16 lectures and panel discussions with keynote speakers ranging from the recipients of this year’s Connecticut Governor’s Arts Awards on opening day, June 14, to Charlyane Hunter-Gault, the award-winning journalist who will lead a panel on the first 20 years of democracy in South Africa, on the Festival’s closing day, June 28," the release said.

The full list of Ideas Program events, all free and open to the public, is available at

“This year’s Ideas Program will illuminate the Festival’s theme of Tradition and Transformation, exploring topics of traditions, self-expression and cultural heritage, and the transformation and innovation inherent in the shaping of personal and community identities through research, storytelling, and contemporary social practice,” Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie said, also in the release. “We are grateful to Connecticut Humanities, whose grant underwrites the speakers’ fees and related expenses and allows the Festival to offer these remarkable opportunities to audiences entirely free of charge.”

"Connecticut Humanities (CTH) brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate. Learn more by visiting"

More information at

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