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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.…

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…

MINI ICAF 2024

 Wednesday 20 March – so save the date!   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…

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…

ICAF CITY PROGRAMME

Our ICAF City Programme is hosted by Rotterdams Wijktheatre, you can view the full programme here. For the very first time in, ICAF will be presenting an accompanying City Programme to our Main Festival Programme, specifically curated for local Rotterdam and family audiences. Our City Programme shares the same ethos as our usual ICAF programming, celebrating local,…

HIGHLIGHT ICAF’23: DR. SRUTI BALA, THE NETHERLANDS   

DEEP DIVE INTO THE POLITICS OF PARTICIPATION WITH dr. SRUTI BALA What are the pitfalls of participation? And what role do community arts makers take (consciously or unconsciously) when they make participatory art that is part of a not-so-social, neoliberal political policy? For ICAF 2023, dr. Sruti Bala (University of Amsterdam) will build upon these arguments,…

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 an interdisciplinary artist based in Rotterdam and works as a director, organizer, curator, social designer, researcher and educator. Her live-art projects take place at the intersection of performative interventions, socially engaged art and cultural activism. Her work is developed site-specific in public spaces, in collaborations with different communities, activists, fellow citizens, academics,…

PS Theatre

PS Theatre is the city Company of Leiden and makes theatre, music and audio. With our projects and in productions they move people closer to each other and offer a new perspective towards being with each other and in the city. Because PS Theatre believe that a city where you know each other’s story is…

Sruti Bala

Sruti Bala is Associate Professor at the Dept. of Theatre Studies of the University of Amsterdam, where she currently co-ordinates the MA Theatre Studies programme. She is affiliated to the  Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis and is a member of the ASCA advisory board. Sruti’s research interests are at the intersections of performance and politics, which has taken shape…