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CINTAS Foundation 2013 Fellowship Competition Seeks Artists, Composers, Writers thru 8/1

CINTAS Foundation 2013 Fellowship Competition Seeks Artists, Composers, Writers thru 8/1

Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design and the CINTAS Foundation are seeking artists, composers and writers to complete an application for submission to the 2013 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Competition and the opportunity to be awarded $10,000 in their respective discipline.

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; 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.

The competition is open May 20th 2013 through August 1st 2013. Eligibility, competition requirements and details and application forms are posted on the CINTAS Foundation website

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 in October. Winners of the Fellowship will be announced shortly thereafter.

For more information about the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Program or Miami Dade College's Museum of Art + Design, contact the CINTAS Program Administrator at 305.237-7722.

MDC Museum & Galleries of Art + Design
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132
Ph: 305.237.7700

Pictured: Jillian Mayer, Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, 2011,Courtesy of the David Castillo Gallery, Miami

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