ART FOR US RECEIVES A NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS BIG READ GRANT
Miami is getting ready to read and celebrate "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi, from January to April of 2023
Art for Us, Miami is one of the 62 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2022-2023 NEA Big Read grant. A grant that will support a community reading program focusing on "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. An initiative of the National Endowments for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the power of the shared reading experience.
"It represents a true honor for Art for Us to be a beneficiary of this award and be part of the events provided by the National Endowments for the Arts in Association with Art Midwest, NEA Big Read. We feel a great social and cultural responsibility because, Art for Us, inspired by the book Homegoing/Volver a Casa de Yaa Gyasi, will be able to contribute through it's original show Aves al viento and multiple other events to the understanding of solidarity and empathy with all of us who have left our place of origin behind" Said Cristina Rebull, BA, president of Art for Us.
The NEA Big Read offers a range of titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, aiming to inspire meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections in each community. The main feature of the initiative is a grants program. managed by Arts Midwest, which annually supports dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read selection.
Art for Us, Inc. is a Non-Profit Cultural Organization based on Miami, FL, USA. Our main objectives are:
DEVELOP projects to support the creative process of artists with emphasis on Hispanic women artists and creators such as musical concerts, plays, poetry and spoken word performance, master classes, acting and dramaturgy workshop, exhibitions and artistic exchanges at the National and International level.
PROMOTE local projects, through education and creativity to increase appreciation of various art forms and multicultural awareness and sensibilities, emphasizing the understanding and respect of multicultural differences and similarities in the community.
CONTRIBUTE to educate the family through cultural activities, encouraging the participation and support of participants of old ages in the creative process to facilitate a multigenerational creative experiences within the family from the youngest member to the elderly.
PRESERVE and disseminate the cultural heritage as expressed through Hispanic artists in the United States.
Art for Us was legally
established in 2018, but its board of directors has been working together in
Miami since 2005. At that time, Iliana Prieto, author, and Maria Amalia Lopez,
designer, joined Cristina Rebull, Cuban artist with a long professional career
as director, producer, author and performer in creating Art for Us. With over 35 years of
professional experience, they have worked in Cuba, Colombia, Paraguay, Puerto
Rico and U.S. with important educational and cultural institutions.
Through those years, Art for Us has been present in several concerts and plays, and has enhanced the participation of women in the arts as its main objective. In 2014 the With Certain Women/Con Ciertas Mujeres project was born under the Art for Us organization.
The project With
Certain Women/Con Ciertas Mujeres corresponds to the main purposes of Art for
Us, since it seeks to encourage the artistic appreciation of the community and
create a more sensitive and creative audience.
One of our objectives as an organization is to create spaces for women artists to make their creative talent known and this project is precisely about women and their role in society and in families. Our organization will work to stimulate new talents and this project will be enriched by the performances of conservatory students who will have the opportunity to work alongside established artists.
Adviser and Assistant Director
Ileana is graduated from the University of Havana with a Bachelor Degree on Psychology and from the Carlos Albizu University with a Master Degree on Psychology. She has published...
Producer, Coordinator, and Designer
She has Bachelor’s Degrees on Fine Arts and Marketing from the University of Miami. She worked as Art Director at the Jaycees International Company in Coral Gables, Florida.
Cameraman and Video Editor
She graduated from the Miami International University of Art and Design and has worked with different American publications. At this moment she works as Art Director ...
“I have had the privilege of enjoying
almost all the presentations of Art for Us and I may say that the talent, the
finesse, and the quality of each one of them invite to see them again knowing
they will always be an unique experience.”
" It has been a pleasure to assist to the With Certain Women concerts throughout the years. They are very unique experiences of delicateness showing that when true talent is present, words are not needed. I hope that we could enjoy again very soon these lovely moments offered by Art for Us. "
"My experience with Art for Us was one of the
more unforgettable of my career. They have a high level of professionalism,
exceptional musicians, and great respect and dedication. I am very proud of
have been part of their mission to bring art to the community. It was a very
enriching experience for the public as well as for me."
When an artist is conscious of the
intensity inherent to a true connection with the public, she feels that her
work and effort are totally worthy. That happened to me at the last spectacle
of Art for Us, especially at the dramatized scene where I sang the Barcarole of
the Hoffmann Stories withe wonderful Cristina Rebull. It was unforgettable!"
Cristina Rebull, Art Director and General Producer
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