The programs and events of the Hemispheric Institute are open to all scholars, artists, activists and interested individuals regardless of institutional affiliation. Individuals participate in Encuentros and other Institute activities based on open applications, and our online Digital Video Library is free and accessible to all. Institutional membership gives affiliated faculty and students to the Hemispheric Institute Special Collections, which includes courses, teaching resources and other materials for pedagogical and research purposes. The Hemispheric Institute's governance structure is based upon a network of member institutions, which constitute its Board.