INBA: Mexico’s Finest Performing Arts
More than sixty years from the date of its creation, the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), coordinated by the Minster of Culture (Secretaría de Cultura), is still the major federal body in charge of promoting arts, artistic education and research, as well as preserving and maintaining the 20th and 21st century built artistic heritage, which responsibilities have originated different programs and actions with the participation of the artistic community and civil society.
In the area of artistic promotion, INBA’s goals are to provide a balanced and varied supply, one which retrieves the tradition but which also fosters the avant-garde. For those purposes, INBA is constantly linked to the artistic community, stimulating art production by strengthening contests, biennials and awards, as well as acknowledging the trajectory of creators and groups, locating new talents and generating artistic frameworks to empower their development, contributing to position artists and offering alternative locations for them to show their work.
To fulfill this mission, the Institute has a broad cultural infrastructure, where the Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) is the major stage for arts in Mexico, as well as several work centers and artistic groups, such as the National Companies of Dance, Theater and Opera, the National Symphony, a Chamber Orchestra, Choirs and a vast number of soloist and ensembles.