The CINTAS Foundation Seizes the Moment in Cuban Art
The CINTAS Foundation has long been a source of support for Cuban artists in Miami and beyond. But few of the foundation’s actions have generated as much public discussion as the decision to open its fellowships to applicants on the island. Cuban Art News caught up with Cintas Foundation board president Victor Deupi for a conversation ranging from the foundation’s decision to the recent Trump Administration announcement. READ ARTICLE

The CINTAS Foundation is pleased to announce that its Fellowship Program will now fulfill the wish of its founder, Oscar B. Cintas, and offer prizes to all Cubans and those of Cuban descent – regardless of whether they live in or outside of Cuba.  This year the Foundation is offering three Fellowships in the amount of $20,000 each:  the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Architecture & Design; the Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition; and the CINTAS – Knight Fellowship in Visual Arts. Applications are due by June 1, 2017 and can be accessed here:  PRESS RELEASE


La Fundación CINTAS se complace en anunciar que su Programa de Becas en adelante cumplirá con los deseos de su fundador, Oscar B. Cintas, y le otorgará becas a cubanos y descendientes de cubanos, ya bien vivan en Cuba o fuera de Cuba. Este año la Fundación otorgará tres becas de veinte mil dólares ($20,000) cada una en las siguientes disciplinas: Arquitectura y Diseño, Beca Brandon Fradd en Música, y beca CINTAS - Fundación Knight en Artes Visuales. Las solicitudes para las becas deberán ser recibidas para el 1ro de Junio, 2017 y se pueden acceder aquí:  COMUNICADO DE PRENSA


The CINTAS Fellows

The CINTAS fellowships have given Cuban artists “the incentive to work, the hope of a viable future, the self-respect, and in many cases the material means to do well in a highly competitive society to which they had arrived in the worst possible circumstances,” wrote the late artist and first CINTAS winner Daniel Serra-Badué. Learn more 


The Collections

The CINTAS Foundation oversees two important art collections in the United States. The Master Paintings from the Spanish School include pieces that date back to the 16th century and Spain’s Golden Age. Among the works in the collection are Ribera’s Saint Peter (right), El Greco’s Christ Carrying the Cross and Feast in the House of Simon, Murillo’s Portrait of A Gentleman Holding A Hat, and Goya’s Admiral José de Mazarredo and Marquis de Caballero. The CINTAS Fellows Collection, on long-term loan to Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design at the Historic Freedom Tower, is believed to be the largest gathering of Cuban exile art anywhere. . Learn more 


From the CINTAS Fellows Collection

The CINTAS Fellowships

CINTAS Fellowships acknowledge creative accomplishments and encourage excellence in architecture & design, literature, music composition and the visual arts. Eligibility is limited to artists of Cuban citizenship or direct descent (having a Cuban parent or grandparent). Applications are reviewed by panels of qualified members from each artistic discipline. The Board of the CINTAS Foundation, Inc., awards fellowships based on the recommendations of the panels. Learn more 

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