Begun in 2007 by the president and founder of the IIPA, Marta M. Barba, these programs were brought into existence to expand the offerings of the institution beyond the art of photography. Ms. Barba’s programs seek to provide exposure to the variety of areas of interest included in all the visual arts. Using the IIPA’s impressive permanent photographic collection and gallery spaces as the catalyst, these programs have been created to educate and expose the community to the areas of photography, music and the performing arts. By working in event programs with like-minded arts organizations such as XLNC1 Classical Music Radio Station, Barba’s programs have been created to reach out to schools at all levels keeping the future of our community in touch with ever- changing contemporary expressions in the visual arts.