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Paying our respects to Sally Gordon

It was with heavy hearts that we learnt last week that dear ICAF friend and collaborator Sally Gordon had passed away. Since 1984, Sally Gordon had been the founding director of a community-based theatre company called El Teatro de la Realidad (Theatre of Reality). The theatre performed plays based on the lives of the participants,…

ICAF PLATFORM SURVEY

We are in the process of developing a brand-new online platform, that will act as a 24/7 accessible ICAF. The platform will document, discuss, and help to develop the community arts field at large. Users will have the opportunity to get inspired through an archive and library of community arts media and resources, engage with…

ICAF Reads #1: Teatro de Vecinos

Our first ICAF Reads is a critical summary, in English, of Teatro de Vecinos: de la comunidad para la comunidad (Neighborhood: From the Community for the Community) by Edith Scher, translated and written by Eugene van Erven.  Edith Scher is an Argentinian writer, musician, academic, actress, and director of the Matemurga theater group. She studied…

The ICAF 2023 Open Invitation is now live!

The ICAF 2023 Open Invitation is now live! Dear community artists, thinkers, practitioners, and facilitators. The next ICAF will be taking place from Wednesday 29 March until Sunday 2 April 2023. We warmly invite you to send in proposals via our application form linked here, for projects, talks, artists, organisations, or anything else that you find…

PITFALLS OF PARTICIPATION

We strongly recommend watching the recording of the presentation of professor Sruti Bala that was part of our national festival ICAF NWE MKRS. Professor Bala, from the University of Amsterdam, facilitated an in-depth conversation about the pitfalls around ‘participation’ with Jasmina alongside key stakeholders in the cultural field in the Netherlands including lecturers from art academies, government…

Introducing our new team member!

We are very happy to share with you the news that we have a new team member here at ICAF! The wonderful Amy Gowen has recently joined the ICAF team. In a few weeks she has become an equal member of the team next to Anamaria and Jasmina and will oversee the tasks of co-programming…

Eugene continues at ICAF as advisor and scout

As some of you will already know, our beloved colleague and dear friend Eugene van Erven retired this year. We miss his kind, loving, wise and caring energy every single day, but he has been preparing us for his retirement since 2016, and thanks to the knowledge and expertise he has shared with us during…

ICAF NWE MKRS festival taking place NOW

In Rotterdam we are currently celebrating our yearly national Festival ICAF NWE MKRS. A festival produced especially for young talents and artist-facilitators within the community arts sector here in the Netherlands. As part of the festival programme Professor Sruti Bala, from the University of Amsterdam will be facilitating an in-depth conversation with Jasmina alongside lecturers…

Eugene’s blog about Empathy

A few weeks ago we organised our very first virtual ICAF, live broadcasted from Rotterdam and Singapore! Most programme items of MINI ICAF have been recorded and in the coming months we will share the recordings via our newsletters and social media channels. 

 In the first conversation about empathy, art and community, facilitated by…

Evaluation MINI ICAF

  As we are looking towards the future for our online development, we find your opinion very important. That’s why we would love to receive feedback about your experience with MINI ICAF 2021. The survey will only take 10 minutes of your time, and it will give us valuable insights. We sincerely hope you can find…