CINTAS Foundation 2014 Fellowship Competition

Visual Arts
Music Composition
Creative Writing


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Impact and Legacy at the MDC Museum of Art + Design celebrates 50 years of the CINTAS Fellows Collection, which is composed of works donated by the fellows in appreciation of the fellowship award.

Calling all artists, composers, writers and architects of Cuban lineage to compete for a 2014 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 2014 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Competition and the opportunity to be awarded $10,000 in their respective discipline.

The competition has extended the deadline until August 1st 2014.  Eligibility, competition requirements and details and application forms are posted on the CINTAS Foundation website

Marking its 50th year, and 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; and visual artists Jillian Mayer, Agustín Fernández, Félix Gonzalez-Torres, Guillermo Calzadilla, Quisqueya Henriquez, Lydia Rubio, Gean Moreno, Glexis Novoa, Luis Gispert, María Martínez-Cañas, Carlos Alfonzo and Andrés Serrano.Past Architecture Fellows include Andrés Martín Duany, Jorge Hernández, José Gelabert-Navia, and Marta Canavés and Marylis Nepomechie.


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The Board of the CINTAS Foundation celebrates the opening of Impact and Legacy
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2013 Fellowship Winner in Visual Arts, Angela Valella, discussing her work the Finalists Exhibition and Awards Announcement

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 2013 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Finalists in the three disciplines, visual arts, creative writing and music composition, will be hosted by the Museum of Art + Design at the historic Freedom Tower opening October 10, 2014. Winners of the Fellowships in each discipline will be announced that evening.

For more information about the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Program or Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design, please contact the CINTAS Program Administrator at (305) 237-7722 or email



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