CINTAS Foundation Announces 2019-2020 Fellowship Competitions

Miami, March 1, 2019 – The CINTAS Foundation announces its 2019-2020 Fellowship Competitions. Fellowships in the amount of $20,000 are awarded in each of the following categories: the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing, the CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition and the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts.

Now in its 57th year, the CINTAS competitions have recognized creative accomplishments by Cuban artists of the diaspora in the various artistic movements over the last five decades. It is unique in its depth and breadth and historic as well as artistic significance of a prolific and significant period in Cuban arts.

Applications will be accepted through June 1st, 2019. Juries are comprised of experts in their respective disciplines of national and international standing. Winners are invited to become part of the CINTAS Fellows Collection through their artistic donations to the one-of-a-kind collection of Cuban art unique in its representation of the increasingly important works of said artists and creative movements since 1963. It is one of the largest bodies of Cuban art outside of Cuba.

About the CINTAS Fellowship Program

The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development in architecture & design, creative writing, music composition and the visual arts. The CINTAS 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. The CINTAS Fellows Collection is comprised of nearly 300 pieces by artists of Cuban heritage who have received prestigious CINTAS Fellowships awarded since 1963. The Fellows range from Carmen Herrera to Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Teresita Fernandez, Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos, multiple-Obie winner Maria Elena Fornes, architect Andres Duany, Latin Grammy finalist composer Tania Leon and many others. More information can be found at:

For more information about the CINTAS Foundation and its program and events, please contact Laurie Escobar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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