Arts Program

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, the largest and most significant Latino Cultural Center in New England, applies the arts and culture as tools for self-improvement and community building.

Orchestra prepares for their performance at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

IBA’s Arts Program promotes and celebrates the diversity of Latino arts and culture through music, visual arts, dance and more. Housed at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, the largest Latino arts center in New England, IBA presents concerts, festivals, exhibits and other high quality programming that is affordable accessible, and innovative.

The beautiful Villa Victoria Center for the Arts includes a 425-person capacity performance hall, an art gallery, visual arts studio, movement and dance studio and office space. The space is also available for rent and the funds generated support IBA’s Arts Programs. Rent our space.

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Call for Artists | 2018

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The Award-Winning Arts Program includes:

  • Latino Performance Series – Presents innovative Latino and Latin American music, dance and theater.
  • La Galería – The first gallery in New England that presents year-round exhibits by artists from Latin America, the US and the Caribbean.
  • 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, Afterschool and Summer Learning, Youth Development and Resident Services Programs.

Who can participate?

  • Residents of Villa Victoria – an affordable housing community in Boston’s South End with a focus on elderly, disabled and primarily Spanish speaking residents.
  • Latinos (18 to 65 years old) throughout the city and the region.
  • Anyone in the New England community that appreciates Latino arts.
  • IBA Program Participants.
  • School children from Boston elementary schools – whose school music programs have been decimated by budget cuts.
  • Latino Artists of – local, regional, national and international relevance.

For more information, please contact Elsa Mosquera-Sterenberg, Director at 617-927-1737 or emosquera@ibaboston.org.

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