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The Bi-national Arts Institute (BNAI) came into existence to deal with the complex and difficult issue of collaboration within our border region. As a catalyst, BNAI channels the creative expression of the arts celebrating our shared human experience across the border. BNAI, as an intermediary, facilitates collaborations between international institutions creating new transnational partnerships.

The institute works with a variety of players, including universities, colleges, city administrations, and the Mexican consulate. BNAI understands the importance of these collaborations and works towards the goal of celebrating our rich, regional culture, which cannot divided by a man-made wall.


Our sponsors include a broad range of community and government actors, including:

Local artists and citizen from both sides (performers, volunteers, supporters, art lovers, activists...)

Mexican Consulate in Douglas, AZ

City of Douglas, AZ

Ayuntamiento de Agua Prieta, SON

Cochise College, AZ

University of Arizona

Universidad de Sonora

Museo Regional y Casa de Cultura (Ures, Sonora)

Bisbee High School, AZ

Casa de Cultura (Agua Prieta, SON)

KBRP Radio (Bisbee, AZ)

Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior

Galiano’s Café (Douglas, AZ)

Art Walk on G (Douglas, AZ)

Café Justo (Agua Prieta, SON)

Onirica Productions (Bisbee, AZ)

St. John's Episcopal Church (Bisbee, AZ)

Parroquia Sagrado Corazón (Agua Prieta, SON)

Faith Presbyterian Church (Sierra Vista, AZ)

Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Tucson, AZ)

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