IDB extends deadline for open call for artists

January 10, 2018
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is extending the deadline for artists to participate in an open call that is aimed for those who want to provoke, innovate and offer new perspectives on the development challenges of the region, as well as to demonstrate the immense artistic creativity of Latin America and the Caribbean.  The call will be opened until January 17th of 2018. Artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States can participate. 

IDB presents DIS\PLACE: Notions of Home in Latin American Photojournalism

November 12, 2017
Exhibition features works by 11 photojournalists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will present the exhibition “ DIS\PLACE: Notions of Home in Latin American Photojournalism ” with works by 11 photojournalists who illustrate experiences of displacement in Latin America. The opening reception to the public will take place on November 15, 2017 at 6pm.

IDB honors Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel for his cultural and social work

December 07, 2016
Acclaimed musical director of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will deliver the Enrique V. Iglesias Lecture for Culture and Development Venezuelan composer and musical director Gustavo Dudamel will deliver the Enrique V. Iglesias Lecture for Culture and Development on December 14, created by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to outstanding humanists for their contributions to the arts in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Caribbean in Motion lands at the IDB

April 11, 2016
Exhibit brings to DC a contemporary sample of animation and animated video art that showcases the potential that Caribbean animators offer to the world. Image from animated video by Steven Schmid, Bahamas

Three organizations from Barbados, Brazil, and Nicaragua win the IDB’s Juscelino Kubitschek Award

November 19, 2013
Nominations for the prestigious award were received from 496 organizations in 28 Latin American, Caribbean, and European countries  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today that three institutions from Barbados, Brazil, and Nicaragua won the Juscelino Kubitschek Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in economics and finance, and social, cultural, and scientific achievement. 

IDB hosts the "Touring Exhibition for the International Year of Quinoa 2013” in Washington DC

November 29, 2012
To highlight the virtues of the quinoa and to contribute to the recovery of the identity of the original peoples in Bolivia, the renown Bolivian artist Gastón Ugalde, has created the exhibition titled “Touring exhibition for the International Year of Quinoa”, emphasizing their ancestral feeding power that survived colonial attempts to eradicate native cultures.

IDB announces partner institutions for the 2012 Cultural Development Program

August 08, 2012
Partner institutions include artistic and cultural institutions and organizations of the Civil Society The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has selected 50 partner institutions to receive financing and technical assistance for cultural development projects in 26 countries. These projects will receive grants under the Cultural Development Program, designed to support artistic and creative endeavors.

Master Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez meets with IDB President Moreno

February 23, 2012
The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, met yesterday with Master Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez to discuss the artist’s works and to share ideas about the direction of creative industries throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region.  Cruz-Diez, considered a major figure in contemporary art and one of the founders of the Kinetic Art movement has lived and worked in Paris since 1960. His research and color experimentation brought about unconventional color structures in his paintings which the eye often perceives as motion. 

IDB extends deadline for submission of proposals for Cultural Development Program

February 07, 2012
IDB Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean will receive applications for financing until February 24, 2012 The Cultural Center of the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) has extended the deadline for submission of small-scale cultural projects aimed at civil society institutions and organizations.

IDB to present diversity of African descendants in Central America

October 18, 2011
A documentary film unveils history and identify of African descendants from the Caribbean Coast in Nicaragua The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will hold a special film presentation “The Black Creoles: Memories and Identities,” at the IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on October 24 in recognition of the International Year for People of African Descent and the Month of Autonomy in Nicaragua.