Arts Program

IBA’s Arts Program promotes and celebrates the diversity of Latino arts and culture through music, visual arts, dance and community festivals.


Stories from the
Arts Program:

Celebrating 50 Years of Festival Betances
Honoring Heritage & Embracing Community In the heart of Boston, there’s a festival that celebrates the pres ...
Serán las Dueñas de la Tierra
Cultivating Equality Through Documentary Filmmaking In commemoration of Women’s History Month, ...
"El Hijo de la Salsa", todo un espectáculo.
El Festival Betances se caracteriza no solo po ...

In 2021, IBA’s Arts Program has been bringing the arts into our homes to celebrate our culture while staying safe from the pandemic.

Check out our virtual concerts here:

Stay tuned for more virtual programming in winter 2021 and beyond!

The Award-Winning Arts Program includes:

  • Latino Performance Series – Presents innovative Latino and Latin American music, dance and theater.
  • Festival Betances – The oldest and largest Latino folk arts celebration in New England celebrated every year on the 3rdweekend of July.
  • Tito Puente Latin Music Series – Summer concerts in Boston’s public parks in collaboration with Berklee College of Music and the City of Boston ParkARTS’ program.
  • Special Events – Including multicultural celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month, Three Kings Day, Black History Month and Chinese New Year, among others.
  • Arts Education – Arts workshops and classes are integrated into IBA’s Preschool, Youth Development and Resident Services Programs.

For more information, please contact Juan Carlos González, Arts Program Director at 508-934-6033 or

This project was supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.