Candidates may submit proposals in the field of creative writing for the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing. For the purpose of historical value, the winner is expected to submit a signed and dated manuscript to be added to the CINTAS Fellows Collection. To be eligible, applicants must have either Cuban citizenship or direct lineage. Applicants engaged in research, students, or performing artists are not eligible to apply.
The Cintas Foundation was established in 1957 with funds from the estate of the late Oscar B. Cintas, a former Cuban ambassador to the United States and a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts. Cintas fellowships acknowledge creative accomplishments and encourage the development of creative artists in architecture and design, literature, music composition and visual arts. The mission of the CINTAS Foundation today remains true to Oscar B. Cintas’ wishes: to encourage artistic expression and appreciation by offering grants to artists, architects, composers and creative writers of Cuban descent, and by making their art available to the public.