International Culture Lab

International Culture Lab

is a performing arts organization dedicated to providing opportunities for artists from across the world to explore contemporary issues through jointly created projects. We believe that art has a responsibility to contextualize and promote the diversity of cultures and to encourage, celebrate and learn from their differences. To that end, ICL collaborates with artists from other countries to explore our shared human condition.




Our mockumentary is an official selection of the 18th annual Coney Island Film Festival. Please join us for the screening on September 16th at 6pm. For tickets ($8) and more information please visit the Festival website.

The Infamous Mermaid Uprising of 2017 (8:10 min)

Enslaved beauty contestant mermaids rise up against King Trump but counter-revolutionary forces defeat the conspiracy - all in a day's work at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade.



After a fantstically successful third Coney Island Ritual Cabaret Festival – March 23-25, 2018 – that garnered "Best of's" from Time Out New York and Metro, ICL is proud to present a documentary about the event. You can also see videos of all 11 stellar acts on our YouTube channel.




ICL also recently became the proud recipient of a Brooklyn Arts Council grant for its part in the Carnival of Connectivity, to take place for the second year on May 19, 2018. The CofC is a participant in the Gowanus Expo, a community event where you can visit over 30 activity stations with environmentally-themed art, hands-on science, dance and music in Brooklyn's Thomas Greene Park.
Thank you, Sasha Chavchavadze!

BROOKLYN ARTS FUND -- Carnival of Connectivity Collective is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).