Miami, May 2, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Koubek Center, su casa de cultura, announces an open call to apply for En Residencia//In Little Havana, a Knight Arts Challenge winning artist-in-residency program rooted in social practice designed to support Latino artists by providing space to develop ideas and produce work within the context of the Koubek Center and its surrounding neighborhood.
Four artists will each receive a $5,000 commission for a new work created through En Residencia, public showcases of their work, priority use of Koubek Center spaces and more. Each artist will spend three months researching and planning their work in the community— forming relationships through fieldwork and activities such as volunteering and participating in community events, and another three months implementing and presenting their projects in a variety of formats which could include public art installations, performances, screenings and readings.
The creation of new work through this program intends to expand the evolving body of Latinx-rooted work and discourse and add to a global body of work that voices Latino experience and culture through a Miami lens.
Applications are available on www.enresidencia.info., and must be completed in full and submitted by 11 p.m., June 30.
For more information,application and FAQs, visit koubekcenter.org
About The Koubek Center
The Koubek Center—su casa de cultura— is an intellectual, cultural, and community hub in the heart of Little Havana. A historic landmark in South Florida, the revitalized mansion remains true to its pioneering heritage—celebrating its multicultural community with workshops, art exhibitions, theater performances, literary readings, concerts and more. In addition to the mansion, the iconic space includes glorious gardens, the Koubek theater, the ArtSpace gallery, classrooms, and mini performance spaces.
The programs of Koubek Center are made possible with the generous support of: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissionaires; the State of Florida, Department of State , Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.