The aim of the program is to build an Ibero-American performing arts area, seeking for said purpose the results indicated below:
a) Integration of a single Ibero-American Performing Arts area
b) Continuous training of theatre and dance professionals
c) Fostering of the distribution, mobility and promotion of Ibero-American events
d) Incentive for the coproduction of events and support of Ibero-American festivals.
These objectives are complied with through an annual call which offers grants and aid for coproductions, festivals, internships and special projects, such as joint publications, seminars or congresses.
The IBER programs were created to combine effects and cooperate in achieving a common goal at the regional level (Ibero-American), generally to strengthen sectorial public policies. They are based in the cooperation among countries, and have some shared objectives: encourage the development of inclusive and innovative projects; strengthen cultural and creative industries; promote collaboration between entreprises within the sector and their participation in joint projects, and foster the flow and exchange of cultural goods and services; promote training and capacity building; and set up synergies and facilitate mobility of artists and their works.
In this frame, each program has its own objectives and priorities, enumerated in the section 2 above.
There are 14 Ibero-American countries participating, and Spain collaborates with 250,000€ annually.
The Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) is an international organization created in 1999 for fulfilling the objetives of the Ibero-American Conference.
Amongst its duties, SEGIB is in charge of the "Follow up on inititatives and evaluation of (...) Programs (...) under the Ibero-American Conference".
In SEGIB's Annual Reports are including the figures, the main activities and the achievements of each IBER program.