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University of Guelph Students Put the O in Opera

asuperher00pera is an original, improvisation-based opera created in collaboration with Upper Grand District School Board elementary students and presented by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation.

Ajay Heble

Dr. Ajay Heble wins the 2023 Killam Prize

Our Director, Dr. Ajay Heble, has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Killam Prize for his work as a “globally renowned scholar, visionary arts leader and innovative community builder”.

A black graphic with green, blue, and orange writing on an abstract black background. 2023 postdoctoral fellowships. call for applications. deadline May 1, 2023.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2023 – 2024

The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) invites applications for two (2) twelve-month residential postdoctoral fellowship positions to be held at the University of Guelph. One of the fellowships is co-hosted by the Guelph Institute for Environmental Research (GIER). 

Apply Now: MA / PhD in Critical Studies in Improvisation

Come research—and practice—arts-based community-making with us in the Fall of 2023! IICSI offers interdisciplinary MA and PhD programs in the field of Critical Studies in Improvisation at the University of…

Big Ideas in Art + Culture + Improvisation: meLê yamomo

World-Renowned Theatre & Sound Artist meLê yamomo to Present Lecture at University of Guelph Visiting scholar from University of Amsterdam will present a public lecture/performance on decolonizing sound on Dec.…

Thinking Spaces: Fall 2022

ANNOUNCING THE FALL 2022 LINE-UP FOR THINKING SPACES—a speaker series centred in improvisation presented by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) featuring four speakers from the forefront…

IF 2022 Festival

We are thrilled to announce the third annual edition of their 24-hour improvised arts festival: IF 2022. Running online from August 26­-27 (ET), this free, multi-disciplinary Festival will feature improvised…

New Journal Issue

Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation are pleased to present Issue 15.1, a general issue of the journal addressing a range of topics in the field of improvisation…

Job Posting: Music & Technical Production Coordinator

The International Institute for the Critical Studies of Improvisation (IICSI) and the School of Fine Art and Music (SOFAM) is seeking a qualified technician to provide technical production and coordination…

Robin Servant In Concert

On Wednesday, July 27 (8pm ET), the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) is proud to present a performance by Bic-based accordion and electronics musician Robin Servant at…