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Keynote Lecture: “The Art of Community”

Recorded live at the ICAF NEW MKRS Festival’23 in Islemunda, Rotterdam, “The art of community” is a lecture by Theron Schmitt that looks at both the philosophical and practical implications of working with, and as part of, a community. Theron’s lecture is based upon the questions: what can community art learn from other approaches to…

Launching the ICAF Publication: The Sound of Change

You can now pre-order our upcoming ICAF publication: “The Sound of Change” The publication is both a continued reflection and expansion upon our festival theme “The Sound of Change”, as well as the many activities, conversations, and ideas that percolated from this theme during ICAF 2023. We have commissioned three extraordinary texts from community arts…

The runup to ICAF 2023 kicks off

The runup to ICAF 2023 kicks off with Drama Box’s online programme series  Join us online via Drama Box’s Facebook Page or Youtube Channel this Friday, 13 January at 10am CET / 5pm GMT+8 to hear more from Mekong Cultural Hub.  The runup to ICAF 2023 officially begins this Friday, 13 January, with the first…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…