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Iconic tapestry removed from the UN headquarters

Iconic tapestry removed from the UN headquarters

The iconic Guernica tapestry, which has been...

Rafaela Chacón Nardi: poetry exposed to the elements

Rafaela Chacón Nardi: poetry exposed to the elements

It is said that she wrote her first poems between the...

 Avantti Quintet and other groups from Cienfuegos invited to Festival

Avantti Quintet and other groups from Cienfuegos invited to Festival

For the first time since its creation, the Avantti...

  • Iconic tapestry removed from the UN headquarters

    Iconic tapestry removed from the UN headquarters

  • Rafaela Chacón Nardi: poetry exposed to the elements

    Rafaela Chacón Nardi: poetry exposed to the...

  •  Avantti Quintet and other groups from Cienfuegos invited to Festival

    Avantti Quintet and other groups from...


As a tribute to the bicentennial of the city of Cienfuegos and with the intention of consolidating the development of Visual Arts in the territory, the Provincial Committee of the UNEAC invites Cuban and foreign artists to participate in the VI edition of VISUARTE 2019, which will take place in  October in areas of its urban historical center, declared in 2005 Cultural Heritage .

VISUARTE 2019 aims to reveal what is happening in current artistic expressions, as well as rethink and influence the immediate future to create a dialogue between art and everyday life, especially in its interactive relationship with the city and its inhabitants.


1- All Cuban and foreign visual artists, residents or not, will be able to participate in the country.

2- Works will be accepted in all manifestations of  visual arts: Painting, Sculpture, Engraving, Photography, Digital Art, Graphic Humor, Installation, Video Art and Performance. They will be exhibited in a unique hall using the circuit of galleries in the city.

3- The bidimensional works submitted to the contest must not exceed 3.00 m high x 3.00 m wide. Those made on paper or similar should be delivered already assembled by the author. The three-dimensional ones should not exceed 3.00 x 3.00 x 3.00 m.

    If any of the works presented exceeds these measures, the team of curators reserves the right of admission, according to the quality and characteristics of the same.

4- A team of curators will admit the works or projects. In the case of the projects they will be sent digitally or in print, they must include the complete technical information and assembly features to the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to the postal address: Headquarters of the UNEAC in Cienfuegos, located on Calle 25 # 5415 e / Aves. 54 and 56, CP. 55100

    The works will be admitted definitively when the originals are in the hands of the curators.

    The creators whose works demand for their assembly alternative spaces to the circuit of galleries should send a project with all the technical information, characteristics and direction of the selected space. The permissions for its location and the assembly of the work will be borne by the artist.

5- The works had to be carried out between 2016 and 2019, but they can not have participated in previous competitions. They must be accompanied by: Name and surname of the author, a brief curricular synthesis, Identity No., private address and telephone number. In addition to the title of the work, date of completion, technique and dimensions. (See attached registration form)

    Works that are included in personal exhibitions during the development of VISUARTE will not be admitted to the contest.
    The participating works can not be dismantled until the event ends.

6- The deadline for admission to receive projects and works by digital means expires on August 23, 2019.

    The works and projects pre-selected by the admission jury will be announced on September 13, 2019.

    The original works will be received, duly protected, in the UNEAC Committee in each province until September 20. The provincial committee of the UNEAC in Cienfuegos is responsible for the transfer of the same to our province.

    On October 4, 2019 will be announced the works selected to participate in the event.

7- The Jury will award the VISUARTE 2019 Grand Prize consisting of 7,000 pesos CUP, two prizes of the same category of 4,000 pesos each and each and every mention. Your decision will be unappealable.

    The event will be held from October 16 to 19, 2019.

    The event will be awarded on October 19 at 9:00 p.m. in the UNEAC Gardens .

    Other institutions will also grant their recognitions.

8- The return of the works will be done within a period no longer than 30 days, with prior agreement between the artists and the organizers of the event.

9- Participation in this contest presupposes the acceptance of its bases.


    Each Cuban artist admitted to the event will pay a registration fee consisting of

150 pesos CUP.

    Cuban participants who do not reside in Cienfuegos and are interested in attending the event, must also pay 150 pesos MN to cover lodging and food expenses.

    Foreign artists admitted to the event must pay a registration fee of USD 50. The expenses of transportation, lodging and food are on your own. The provincial committee of the UNEAC in Cienfuegos is only responsible for the visa procedures.
    Students of Visual Arts admitted to the contest, upon presentation of the card that accredits them as such, will pay half of the registration fee and lodging costs.

English version Hector Hernandez







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“The Pronounced aesthetics” award .Desiderio Navarro.

With the purpose of paying homage to the outstanding Cuban intellectual and author of our catalog, Desiderio Navarro, the Arte y Literatura publishing house of the Cuban Book Institute, announces the award “La estetica pronunciada”( the pronounced aesthetics). Desiderio Navarro

Which will be governed by the following


1-All university students residing in Cuba may participate in ongoing careers, and graduates with up to two years of graduation, without distinction of faculties or specialty.

2-Contest in Art and Literature Criticism in all sections of the genre that includes: reviews, articles, essays and research.

3-The submitted works must have the following characteristics:

Review to: 2 pages maximum

Items: 15 pages maximum

Essays: essays 25 pages minimum.

Investigation: 60 pages as a minimum.

4-They will be presented in original and two copies typed on a letter-sized sheet, a space and a half, with Arial font 12, and will be identified by a pseudonym

_ in separate envelope will include the data:

First and last names, address, Faculty, province, contacts.

The admission deadline will close on September 30 of this year.

5- A jury of recognized prestige will evaluate the competing works.

6- The prizes will consist of accrediting diplomas, selection of the best works to be published under the Art and Literature publishing label in an anthology and a collection of books in the publishing catalog.

7- Two prizes will be awarded in each section (the works that best address authors and volumes published by Art and Literature at all times will be considered) and also all the mentions that the jury deems appropriate.

8- The works should be sent to:

Contest The pronounced aesthetics. Desiderio Navarro

Editorial Art and Literature

Obispo Street not corner to Aguiar, 7th. floor

9- Details about the date, time and place of the award will be informed in a timely manner.

Editorial Art and Literature

Cuban Institute of the Book

 English version Héctor Hernández Oropesa








"Ataviarte". Fashion Week in Cienfuegos

To revitalize Fashion Runways in Cienfuegos, now with a National and International projection preserving craft traditions in clothing, this Event arises, which aims to establish a space where the various expressions of art come together, with dress and traditions as an axis themed according to the preservation of our Cultural Heritage.

The First Fashion Week in Cienfuegos will take place from November 5 to 10, 2019.
All the national creators members of the ACAA, of the UNEAC, graduates or students of the ISDI, who hold the National Category of the Council of Houses of Culture and the Artists Enrolled in the National Registry of Creators of the Plastic Arts, as well as members of Projects supported by CIERIC and members of the Caguayo Foundation. Those who do not meet this condition will be assessed their participation by the Organizing Committee, provided they are able to demonstrate the authorship of their work.
The inscription in the Event will be by Call and Invitation.
Interested International Designers will communicate directly with the Organizing Committee through the official e-mail of the event to process the corresponding visas for such purposes whenever they meet the requirements. In the case of other professionals of the environment they must briefly justify the reason for their participation as well as their cultural artistic contribution.
This event is the consolidation of the work of 10 years of the EXPRESARTE Project, now attached to the Council of Houses of Culture, and has the sponsorship of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets in Cienfuegos, ARTEX, among other institutions.
 Each collection will consist of 15  exits.
Each designer can present one or more collections.
 The Parades can be individual or collective as long as they maintain an aesthetic and visual harmony.
 The music to be used must be an identity of our national culture and must be integrated into the discourse of each collection. In the case of international designers, we suggest that the music be representative of your country or region.
 The body of models will be facilitated by the organizers of the event and only in exceptional cases will the inclusion of an unscheduled model be allowed at the request of the designers, always for justified reasons. For protocole reasons and also exceptionally, the President of the Organizing Committee will authorize any designer or designer to use completely non-event models upon request, and the creators of the aesthetic result of their presentation will be responsible.
 Anyone who wishes to incorporate dramatizations or performance actions during their presentation, must inform the Organizing Committee in advance and justify their inclusion in the parade.
The creators must send clear images of the pieces that make up their collection in a Word or PDF document accompanied by a brief curricular synthesis (maximum one page) that reflects the best of their artistic career. We also recommend sending a brief description of the collection in terms of materials used, techniques, and other information it deems appropriate to highlight.
 Designers of Jewelery, Handbags and Footwear can be integrated into a textile collection or individually.
 The collections will be evaluated by a group of curators that will determine if they meet the conditions to be exhibited.
 The participation fee for national participants will be 800.00 MN, which will be directed to the Bank Account authorized for the event and which will be communicated at the time they contact us to formalize their registration.
The deadline for admission will expire on September 30.
 This call will be sent to each national creator through the provincial subsidiaries of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets, the ACAA and the rest of the institutions.
The Organizing Committee guarantees the lodging and feeding of all the registered participants and national guests as well as the transfers of the program of the event within the City of Cienfuegos. It will also ensure the collection of participants and guests from Havana on day 4 in the afternoon and return on the morning of November 11.
Those interested can contact the Organizing Committee via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and telephone (+53) 43519740
The event also has an official interactive page on FB: www.Facebook / AtaviarteCienfuegos

IV Edition of the José Manuel Vázquez del Rey Music Festival

The Provincial School of Art Benny Moré of Cienfuegos calls the José Manuel Vázquez del Rey Music Festival in its fourth edition to take place from April 18 to 20, 2019. On the occasion of the celebrations for the 200 years of the foundation of the village Fernandina de Jagua the artistic education of our province will perform concerts


All students attending the elementary level can participate in different ensembles from soloists to large formats with the only condition of playing three pieces, two freely chosen and one of the composer José Manuel Vázquez del Rey whose scores will be provided by the Music Department from school.

To confirm their participation the centers should contact the school by telephone 43-513299 or 43-51 3329 before March 19 , 2019. You can contact the head of the Music Department Vivian Rodríguez or Bronia Mejías head of the Wind instruments department.

A: Provincial Directorate of Culture in Cienfuegos.

On the occasion of the festivities for the 200th anniversary of the founding of Villa Fernandina de Jagua, the Benny Moré Art School in its specialty of music sponsors the José Manuel Vázquez del Rey Festival,in its fourth edition. Taking as main actions the celebration of three important moments such as: the realization of several pedagogical artistic concerts, the recording of a disc with the work of maestro Vázquez and the presentation gala of the same.

 This celebration will take place from April 19 to 21, 2019 with the participation of concert music groups from our province, music students , dance and visual arts specialties of the Benny More art school and their special participation workshops  of the system of houses of culture.

English version Héctor Hernández Oropesa



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