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.

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.

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.

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

IDB opens rare art exhibition to honor the Year of the Maya

December 17, 2012
“Heavenly Jade of the Maya” brings jade jewelry and precious objects to Washington, DC never before seen outside of Guatemala The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Cultural Center will host the exhibit entitled “Heavenly Jade of the Maya,” comprising rare jade jewelry and objects from recent archaeological discoveries, starting December 19, 2012.

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.