Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc., (PAMAR) is a 501c3 non-profit organization seeking to promote a better understanding and coexistence between the various cultures and countries of the Americas, primarily through an ongoing and vital exchange of their artistic fields including music, dance, theater, film, visual arts and literature, and through educational programs. PAMAR reaches out to people of all ages, backgrounds, and communities, to spread awareness of the richness and value of the culture of Latin America, and makes efforts to provide the underserved student population with high quality music opportunities and programs.

Founded in 1984 in New York City by Uruguayan born pianist Polly Ferman, PAMAR has showcased presentations of different artists of diverse Pan American origin, and has become an important resource center for artists, educators and the public seeking information on the myriad artists of the Americas. PAMAR has relied on government and foundation grants, and most heavily in recent years on in-kind, Board Member and individual contributions and on the efforts of many volunteers. In 2005, PAMAR launched new vision programs for the organization to take it to the next level - creating two projects to help it in achieving its mission of serving both the adult and youth populations of NYC: the “Latin American Cultural Week” and “A Musical Journey Through Latin America”. In October 2006, PAMAR received a special citation from New York City Council Member, Mr. Daniel Garodnick recognizing the outstanding value of the organization, “worthy of the esteem of both the community and the great City of New York” for sparking City-wide interest and support.