International Community Arts Festival

Debajehmujig Theatre Group at ICAF 2014

In 2014 I visited the The International Community Arts Festival in Rotterdam it was one of the most moving and extraordinary events I have ever attended.

I would like to introduce the Festival to as many people as I can.

I believe their work can help us change attitudes, help us change politicians’ minds,  help us change the way people view the arts, help us change the way we live our lives for the better.

I want to support them in their endeavours

The following is taken from  their website.

What is Community Art?

“It is a huge spectrum of practices, but they are all connected by the belief that the arts are essential to human life and that everybody should also have the right to create. Because they believe, and we believe, that that is very important for who we are as human beings.

International Community Arts Festival  is a temporary school, a lab, a gathering, a seminar, a meal, a dance, a moveable feast, and, yes, also very much a festival in the festive sense, both for insiders and outsiders. We clearly have a history. We are connected to a worldwide cutting edge and highly relevant arts movement. We hope, finally, that our words and images intrigue you enough to come find out more about it at our next ICAF in 2017. So don’t be a stranger.”

Eugene van Erven, International Community Arts Festival Rotterdam

This is their Newsletter for August – Their next festival is in 2017 – I’ve blocked out the days to be there already.

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Can You Come Too?