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Theatre in place of war: podcast episode with James Thomspon

For Culture of Possibility #40, Arlene Goldbard and François Matarasso interview James Thompson, Professor of Applied and Social Theatre at the University of Manchester, who facilitated a lecture series as part of ICAF 2023. James Thompson was the founder In Place of War, a project researching and developing arts programs in war zones and has…

BRZ’NKO ŠTROÏ International Zinnode for the Zinneke Parade 2024

Take a first look at the Zinneke Parade, taking place on the 1st of June. Zinneke Parade are inviting eight organisations from outside Brussels and Belgium for an international Zinnode. Together with participants from Paris, Edinburgh, Prague, Roztoky, Rotterdam, Tilburg, Leuven and La Louvière, they will form the collective BRZ’NKO ŠTROÏ. A motley crew of…

Open Call for Submissions: Using applied drama in nursing and healthcare education

Health Action Training, who formed part of the ICAF 2023 Festival Programme, are looking for contributors for their upcoming publication: Using applied drama in nursing and healthcare education: A handbook for educators. Could this be you? Please read the full information below and respond no later than Friday 3rd July, 13.00pm BST. “Editors and Authors: Richard…

MINI ICAF 2024

We are delighted to announce that MINI ICAF will be taking place across the afternoon and evening of Wednesday 20 March, 2024, entirely free of charge. MINI-ICAF is a one-day event where we look back on the big ICAF festival of 2023 and look ahead to the next four years and the festival of March 2026.…

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…

ICAF NWE MKRS 2023

ICAF NWE MKRS is back…but with a twist ICAF NWE MKRS, our annual festival which connects, inspires, celebrates and gives stage to young community arts talent from the Netherlands will once again be taking place. Yet, this year, with a slight twist. At ICAF, we consider community arts to be an art discipline on its…

Festival FAACCC Open Call – Papers on irreverent methodologies

Interested in irreverent methodologies based on humour, parody and the grotesques? Passionate about feminist, queer, anti-racist and decolonial pedagogies? Then Festival d’Arts Comunitàries de Catalunya is looking for you! From Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 October 2023, Festival Faaccc will be organising a public conference around the subjects of irreverence and community art practices and…

Miaaw ICAF-Special “Reflections of a Festival” Podcast Out Now

Exciting Podcast news! During ICAF’23 we had the absolute pleasure of hosting Sophie Hope and Owen Kelly, co-hosts of the cultural democracy podcast Meanwhile in an abandoned warehouse (miaaw.net), who were invited to attend this year’s festival to meet with festival participants and produce a series of podcasts to help capture the energy of the festival and…

ICAF’23 FESTIVAL SURVEY

Just over two weeks ago now, ICAF 2023 drew to a close…and what a beautiful, inspiring and memorable festival edition it proved to be! For those who attended ICAF, whilst the festival is still fresh in our minds, we would like to kindly ask you to fill out our ICAF 2023 Participant Survey. The survey…