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Pauluskerk

The Diaconal Center Pauluskerk supports all people in Rotterdam and surroundings that cannot survive without help: Homeless people, addicts, psychiatric patients, people without residence permit, people without employment, young adults that have no guidance for the way of life and vulnerable elderly people. The base of the Pauluskerk is the importance and the ‘perspective of…

Merel Smitt

Merel Smitt is a Rotterdam-based artist working locally and internationally. Merel studied directing at the Academy for Performative Arts in Maastricht and completed her Master’s at DAS Theatre (formerly known as DasArts) in 2020. Merel’s work and artistic practice have been supported by several platforms in the European contemporary art scene such as SICK! Festival…

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…

NWE MKRS

ICAF NEW MKRS, a festival produced especially for young talents and artist-facilitators within the community arts sector here in the Netherlands, will once again be offering a fantastic opportunity for audiences to engage with the newest, homegrown talent. The programme will be composed of a series of provoking lectures, discussions and performances including, organised around…

Formaat

Formaat is a professional theatre of the oppressed company based in Rotterdam. For many years, the company has been working with vulnerable people and addressing burning social issues. Formaat has also been a driving force behind an important international network of TO practitioners. A few years ago, Formaat connected with Evan Hastings, who introduced Formaat…

Circus MiX

Circus MiX is a circus for children who live in the south of Rotterdam. MiX works to make children feel good again and to let them move freely. With activities such as play, juggling, acrobatics, stilt, ball, and tightrope walking, trapeze, dance, and others, Circus Mix lets children discover their own capabilities and talents. Next…

Esther Slegh

For ICAF 2014 Hacking Public Space, the Rotterdam-based landscape designer Ester Slegh, (the driving force behind an artistically designed urban garden in Crooswijk, and the temporary museum of random art) investigated together with ICAF delegates the practical and legal limits for ludic interventions in public spaces across Rotterdam. Esther Slegh has been working for the…

Villa Zebra

Villa Zebra is a children’s art museum which creates visual art exhibitions for children between 4 and 12 years old and seeks to stimulate creativity and curiosity. On a yearly basis Villa Zebra receives 25,000 to 30,000 visitors of which 60% are children. Half of the children come and visit the art exhibition with schools…

Rotterdams Wijktheater

Since its founding in 1992, Rotterdams Wijktheater (Rotterdam Community Theatre, RWT) has been producing theatre made for and by people with no previous experience. RWT achieves this by creating work that connects closely with the experiences of the audiences they want to reach out to. RWT also organises the International Community Arts Festival (ICAF) every…

ICAF 2023

ICAF 2023 IS NOW LESS THAN 6 MONTHS AWAY! The next physical ICAF, the first since 2017, will be taking place physically in Rotterdam from 29 March to 2 April for ICAF 2023 with our selected Edition Theme “The Sound of Change”. Expect performances, workshops, lectures, installations and much, much more. The full programme will…