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HIGH LIGHT ICAF’23: Fanfakids, Met X, Belgium 

HIGH LIGHT ICAF’23: Fanfakids, Met X, Belgium 

Fanfakids are group of youngsters from Brussels, ranging from 6-16 years in age, who transform their youthful energy into explosive concoctions of rhythms that combine a metropolitan mix of dance and music and will turn the city up to full volume, and get everyone, of all ages, moving and dancing. We are overjoyed to have them…

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HIGH LIGHT ICAF’23:  Comicdom Take Away Art Packs, Greece HIGH LIGHT ICAF’23:  

HIGH LIGHT ICAF’23:  Comicdom Take Away Art Packs, Greece HIGH LIGHT ICAF’23:  

Over the course of the Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings of ICAF, we warmly welcome Athens Comics Library/Comicdom Press to facilitate a series of workshops where you can create your own Take Away Art Pack, which will be opened and shared with the children of the IJsselmonde Neighborhood, where ICAF has its headquarters, during our Saturday family day.  The…

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HIGH LIGHT ICAF’23: Dançando com a Diferença, Portugal

HIGH LIGHT ICAF’23: Dançando com a Diferença, Portugal

For ICAF 2023 Dançando com a Diferença will be bringing their latest work, “GABO”, a children’s and family show where differences are highlighted so that young people and children can make their own interpretation of the way certain communities are treated within society. The name of the show, GABO, is also the name of the puppet who, like…

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Introducing our ICAF 2023 Festival Resident: Met X 

Introducing our ICAF 2023 Festival Resident: Met X 

We have a new addition to our upcoming ICAF programme: the Festival Resident. A selected organisation who, we believe, showcases a diverse range of projects and an expanded community arts practice that merits an array of programmed moments throughout the festival to truly represent their work and impact.   We are thrilled to share that in…

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EARLY BIRD TICKET ARE OFFICIALLY RELEASED 

EARLY BIRD TICKET ARE OFFICIALLY RELEASED 

Our Early Bird tickets are now available to purchase for ICAF 2023! There will be three main ticket types available.    The Festival Package will give you access to all festival activities, presentations and performances and includes lunch and dinner during the entire 5-day festival  The Daily Fee gains you access to all activities, presentations and performances…

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BUFFER FRINGE INTERNATIONAL THINKING PARTNERS 

BUFFER FRINGE INTERNATIONAL THINKING PARTNERS 

This year ICAF has been invited to oversee the role of Thinking Partner for the upcoming Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival, happening this October.   Since 2014, Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival, organized by the Home for Cooperation, has been questioning sensitive topics, challenging and playing with dominant narratives, and giving space to artists and activists…

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ICAF BOOK TIP: CARE AESTHETICS by JAMES THOMPSON 

ICAF BOOK TIP: CARE AESTHETICS by JAMES THOMPSON 

We are continuing our ICAF Tip series, this time with a reading recommendation; James Thompson’s “Care Aesthetics. For Artful Care and Careful Art”, published this year by Routledge.  “What if the work of a nurse, physio, or homecare worker was designated an art, so that the qualities of the experiences they create became understood as aesthetic qualities? What…

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BIG hART ARE IN TOWN 

BIG hART ARE IN TOWN 

Big hArt, Australia’s leading arts and social change organisation, will be touring Europe this Autumn, and will be visiting the Netherlands along the way.   The tour will showcase Big hArt’s acclaimed audio-visual work “Acoustic Life of Zinc”, featuring an immersive soundscape created purely from sounds recorded in the smelter.   Join Big hArt for this event, and…

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ICAF NWE MKRS FESTIVAL COMING UP!

ICAF NWE MKRS FESTIVAL COMING UP!

For all our Dutch and Flemish colleagues; we are happy to welcome you to our ICAF NWE MKRS festival from 3 to 5 June 2022 in Rotterdam! ICAF NWE MKRS is a festival produced especially for young artist-facilitators within the community arts sector in the Netherlands, and, each year, it offers a fantastic opportunity to recognise…

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