Chad Herzog joined the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, CT as Director of Programming in June 2015 and became Co-Director in 2017. He is responsible for providing the overall artistic vision for the Festival while conceiving, developing, and implementing artistic and humanities events, both during the 16-day Festival in June, and as part of the Festival’s year-round portfolio of performances, residency, special events, and community activities. Prior to joining the Festival, Chad served as Director of the Performing Arts and curator of the College’s performance series at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. During his tenure at Juniata participation in the arts at Juniata grew by over 600% and elevated the arts as a means of teaching and learning, by integrating arts and culture into all aspects of campus life. Chad has served on the boards of Big Brother Big Sisters Huntingdon County, Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania, FOCUS Dance, Gotham Arts Exchange, Huntingdon Arts Festival, the Huntingdon County Arts Council, North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents, Pennsylvania Presenters, and Penn State Public Media. When not seeking out the latest technology trends, he works is to investigate and implement audience and community development techniques by telling stories through creating, curating, and advocating art. Chad is a frequent speaker and panelist as well as invited international delegate to numerous arts and culture forums including Americans for the Arts National Arts Marketing Project, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, danceNYC, EMC2, the Edinburgh Festival, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and South by Southwest. Chad created and developed articulture, a community supported arts program; served as an executive producer on the feature film Spell; and is the original producer of One Radio Host, Two Dancers: Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, and Anna Bass in concert. Chad has a Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and a BA in Arts Administration and Communication from Juniata College.