CINTAS Foundation 2015-2016 Fellowship Competitions
Calling all artists, composers, writers and architects of Cuban lineage to compete for a 2015-2016 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Award!
Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design and the CINTAS Foundation are seeking artists, composers, writers and architects to complete an application for submission to the 2015 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Competitions and the opportunity to be awarded between $10,000 and $15,000 depending on artist’s discipline. This year’s awards include: the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Architecture, CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing, the Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition, and the Knight Foundation Award in Visual Arts.
The deadline for all competitions has been set for July 1, 2015. Eligibility, competition requirements, details and application forms are posted on the CINTAS Foundation website www.cintasfoundation.org.
Founded in 1963, and the only one of its kind in the nation, the CINTAS Fellowship program has honored some of the world’s most talented Cuban artists. Notable past fellows include composers Orlando Garcia and Tania León; authors Antonio Benitez-Rojo, Obie awards winner Maria Irene Fornes, Cristina Garcia, Lourdes Gil, Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos, and Achy Obejas; visual artists Jillian Mayer, Agustín Fernández, Félix Gonzalez-Torres, Guillermo Calzadilla, Quisqueya Henriquez, Lydia Rubio, Gean Moreno, Glexis Novoa, Luis Gispert, María Martínez-Cañas, Coco Fusco, Carlos Alfonzo and Andrés Serrano. Past Architecture Fellows include Andrés Martín Duany, Jorge Hernández, José Gelabert-Navia, and Marta Canavés and Marylis Nepomechie.
The CINTAS Foundation awards fellowships annually to creative artists of Cuban lineage who reside outside of Cuba. The Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), former Cuban ambassador to the United States, a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts.
An exhibition and presentation highlighting the work of the 2015 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Finalists in all of the four disciplines will be hosted by the Museum of Art + Design at the historic Freedom Tower in October. Winners of the Fellowship will be announced shortly thereafter.
About the CINTAS Fellowship Program
The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts. The Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. CINTAS (1887-1957), the former Cuban ambassador to the United States, a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts. In June of 2011, the CINTAS Foundation entered into an extended loan to MDC‟s Museum of Art + Design of the CINTAS Fellows Collection, comprised of nearly 300 pieces by artists of Cuban descent living outside Cuba who have received prestigious CINTAS Fellowships, awarded since 1963. www.cintasfoundation.org
About MDC’s Museum of Art + Design
MDC Museum of Art + Design is Miami Dade College‟s flagship institution dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of visual art and design, located within the historic MDC Freedom Tower in downtown Miami. With more than 13,000 square feet of exhibition space, the Museum of Art + Design presents year-round exhibitions and educational programs, and is known for its presentation of exhibitions by emerging artists, designers, as well as major figures in modern, post-modern and contemporary art. With a mission to promote the appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement, original works of art, design, and related creative processes; the Museum provides residents and visitors access to unique cultural, historical, and educational exhibitions that enrich our community, while building and preserving its expansive permanent art collection. Available to the public five days a week, and as an admission FREE institution with a diversity of patrons and visitors, the MDC Museum of Art + Design is one of the largest and most accessible institutions in the South Florida area devoted to visual arts and design. More information can be found on the Museum & Galleries website: www.mdcmoad.org