MDC’s Koubek Center is Accepting Applications for En Residencia, an Artist Residency Program for Local Creatives

MIAMI, March 22, 2024 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Koubek Center is accepting applications for its annual artist in residency program, En Residencia, through April 30. Local artists are eligible regardless of their discipline or stage of their career. Those selected will be notified in June, at which time they can begin their residencies.

As part of the program, residents will have access to classrooms and the rehearsal studio at the Center to develop new work. Residents will also have the opportunity to participate in one of the Center’s many programs and activities on a case-by-case basis.

En Residencia was launched in July 2021 with the goal of nurturing Miami’s cultural ecosystem by engaging local artists and facilitating the dialogue between creators and the local community.

“En Residencia is a pillar of the Koubek Center’s mission of building community through the arts,” said Melissa Messulam, the Center’s manager. “Through this program, we hope to provide a space that inspires artists to be creative, helps them sustain their practice, generates new possibilities and fosters connections with each other and the community.”

The current group of residents includes Osmany Torres (photography), Darmyn Calderon (Video and film), Justin Long (Visual arts), Queca Gordillo (Theater); Renee Chavez (Music), Miami Bloco (Music); Adolfo Herrera (Music), Catalina Arenas (Theater) and Keba Williams (Music).

The membership fee for En Residencia is $200 and is valid for a year. During that time, artists can use the classrooms and limited studio spaces, which range between 400 and 750 square feet. The spaces will be available Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 8 pm. Artists may block spaces for up to two months per project, with a maximum of two projects per year. The Koubek Center will consider flexibility regarding the length of individual residencies on a case-by-case basis.

For more information and to apply, please visit or call 305-237-7750.

About The Koubek Center

A South Florida landmark with a long and rich history as a cultural hub, The Koubek Center is dedicated to building community through the arts. Over the past several decades, the Center has offered various activities, including workshops, art exhibitions, theater performances, literary readings, and concerts. It is a place for artists and local arts organizations to explore and experiment, engage in collaborations and share their work with the community. The Koubek Center includes a 200-seat theater, an expansive garden, classrooms, and rehearsal and multi-use spaces. Built-in 1929 by Austrian trader John J. Koubek as a gift to his wife, it was later donated to the University of Miami and acquired by Miami Dade College in 2011.

Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. To obtain more information about the College’s equal access and equal opportunity policies, procedures and practices, please contact the College’s Equity Officer: Cindy Lau Evans, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and ADA Coordinator, at 305-237-2577 (Voice) or 711 (Relay Service); 11011 S.W. 104th St., Room 1102-01; Miami, FL 33176.

MDC Koubek Center contact: Beatriz Urgelles, 305.318.2521