IDB launches Central American motion picture cycle as part of AFI Latin American Film Fest

September 07, 2018
The event, Central Film Fest: Central America + Dominican Republic, will be held in Washington, D.C. to promote and expand the visibility of the regional filmmaking industry’s talent and potential. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in partnership with the AFI 2018 Latin American Film Festival, will hold the Central Film Fest: Central America + Dominican Republic event in Washington, D.C., from Sept. 6 through Oct. 11.

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. Registration is free.

The IDB presents the art exhibition RESILIENCE: Reclaiming History and the Dominican Diaspora

October 12, 2016
15 artists with Dominican origin established in the US will share their interpretation of the social and cultural vision of the diaspora. The Inter-American Development Bank, sponsored by the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Washington, presents Resilience as an example of how art and creativity can provide an important social benefit by working to redefine our collective narratives.

IDB seeks the most innovative start-ups in the creative and cultural industries in Latin America and the Caribbean

November 12, 2015
The most innovative startups in the creative and cultural industries in Latin America and the Caribbean The IDB´s Cultural Development Grants Program is partnering with the Demand Solutions movement to publicly recognize the most innovative startups in Latin America and the Caribbean within the region’s creative and cultural industries.

The IDB Cultural Center opens “Abstraction Abstracción Abstração: Sophistication in Brazilian Art”

March 27, 2014
The exhibition honoring Brazil explores the country's aesthetic complexity and creativity

Brazilian writer Nélida Piñón to present the Enrique V. Iglesias Chair for Culture and Development at the IDB

December 03, 2013
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has invited renowned Brazilian artist and writer Nélida Piñón to present the second lecture of the Enrique V. Iglesias Chair for Culture and Development, which was created to highlight the greatest humanists and cultural promoters in the region. The event will take place in Washington D.C. on December 5, 2013 at Bank headquarters.

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. 

Brazilian writer Nélida Piñón to present the Enrique V. Iglesias Chair for Culture and Development at the IDB

September 11, 2013
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced that it has invited renowned Brazilian artist and writer Nélida Piñón to present the second lecture of the Enrique V. Iglesias Chair for Culture and Development, which was created to highlight the greatest humanists and cultural promoters in the region. The event will take place in Washington D.C. on December 5, 2013 at Bank headquarters.

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.