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Festival de Bellas Artes

A production of Albuquerque Public Schools Fine Arts and the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Performances will take place during the week of April 5, 2021

  • All performances will be pre-recorded video submissions, live-hosted during the week of April 5
  • Performance videos will need to be submitted by March 12, 2021


For information about the Festival de Bellas Artes, contact:

Anne Marie Strangio

(505) 848-9409 or (505) 313-9053

Ashley Griego

About Festival de Bellas Artes

A multi-cultural festival of music and dance for Albuquerque area schools.

Festival de Bellas Artes was created to nurture skill and appreciation for multicultural music and dance among the youth of Albuquerque. This annual festival celebrates and honors students’ cultures, and motivates and rewards students who have worked hard to develop their artistic ability throughout the school year. Through performances and workshops, it is our hope that students leave the festival with a broader understanding of the world and its artistic styles, and the inspiration to reach for even higher levels of artistry.

In addition to preserving and promoting the cultural art forms of Folklorico and Mariachi, the event celebrates diversity of all kinds and strives to broaden the artistic experience of the participants through exposure to a wide variety of styles. African dance and drumming, Taiko, Middle Eastern dance, Flamenco and hip hop are just a few of the styles that students have enjoyed through the years.

Festival de Bellas Artes is a partnership between Albuquerque Public Schools, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and local students.


Register online using the registration forms below. The registration fee is $35 for APS public schools and $50 for charter and private schools. Scholarships are available for Title 1 schools or schools needing extra support because of the pandemic.

Where to send registration fees

Registration fees can be submitted by check or P.O. and should be made out to NHCCF — FDBA

  • If sending via APS inter-school mail, send to Anne Marie Strangio at Lew Wallace Elementary School
  • If sending via U.S. Mail, send to Anne Marie Strangio at Lew Wallace Elementary School, 513 6th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Register School Performance Groups by February 19, 2021

Workshop registration will be open soon. We will email registered schools as soon as we have the workshop schedule ready. If you are interested in offering/teaching a workshop, click here

Mission Statement

The Festival de Bellas Artes exists for students to express their cultures, grow pride in their ability to share through music and dance, and learn about other cultural art forms from other students and master teachers. Young people get to experience themselves as artists at varying stages of ability; from beginning elementary students exploring and experiencing this process for the first time, to advanced musicians and dancers who are mastering their craft. Students engage in the creative process from exploration, to inception, to performance, in a supportive and appreciative community of fellow students, teachers, and professional artists.