International Community Arts Festival
International Community Arts Festival (ICAF), based in Rotterdam, is a temporary ecosystem of music, art, theatre, dance and film. Community art is a worldwide phenomenon, and ICAF is one of the leading festivals highlighting this fact. This year, a one-day event called Mini-ICAF 2024 will take place in March to look back on the ICAF festival of 2023.
A community of artists from all over the world
Community arts practitioners from every continent gather in the online forum for this very special event, one that bridges the gap between professional artists and those who may not consider themselves as full-time artists, thereby celebrating the fact that the arts are for everyone.
This is a reciprocal sphere in which formally trained artists, musicians, actors and dancers take part in high-level performances with those who may not necessarily possess what is regarded as conventional training. The concept is something remarkable and sparks unique kinds of aesthetics, expressions and creativity.
The theme of the 2023 edition was titled "The Sound of Change" which reflects on how the pandemic has changed people's lives. Mini-ICAF will open with a focus on this theme and the deep reverberations the responses to it provided for the future of the festival.
Included in the programme is an ICAF documentary and publication, as well as the ICAF digital library and archive reveal. There will also be an exciting moment when the themes for the 2025-2028 ICAF festivals are introduced. Following this, there will be various workshops on different topics.
To end the event with a bang, there will be an evening programme with a delicious networking dinner followed by live music to dance the night away!
There are a variety of tickets options available for the Mini-ICAF and all of them are free. For more information about the programme for the Mini-ICAF or any future festivals, visit the official ICAF website.
Images: courtesy of ICAF Rotterdam