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 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, prominent industrialist, and patron of the arts.

The Fellowship, marking its 56th year, includes a $20,000 award to carry out the fellows’ projects as submitted. The blue-ribbon juries are comprised of jurors of national and international standing. 

The prestigious competition has recognized creative accomplishments by Cuban artists in the various artistic movements over the last five decades. It is unique in its depth and breadth due to the artistic significance of a prolific and relevant historic period in the Cuban arts. Winners are invited to become part of the CINTAS Fellows Collection through their artistic donations to the one-of-a-kind ensemble of Cuban art. The CINTAS Fellows Collection is a unique representation of the increasingly important works of its artists and creative movements since 1963. It is also one of the largest bodies of Cuban art outside of Cuba.

About the CINTAS Fellowship Collection

The CINTAS Fellowship Collection is comprised of nearly 350 pieces by artists of Cuban descent 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.

For more information about the CINTAS program, please contact the CINTAS Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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