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. It began with a concert with Candi Sosa, Cuban singer, and Cristina Rebull. Two years later (2016), Art for Us produced another concert joined by Alina Sanchez, one of the most highly recognized Cuban sopranos presently living in Spain. Shortly after, Ana Ruth Bermúdez (cello) and Ileana Cortizo (pianist) became part of the With Certain Women/Con Ciertas Mujeres project and together with Cristina Rebull became the core of performing musicians and have kept playing together in multiple concerts.
The first concert was dedicated to the great author Federico Garcia Lorca (October, 2016), the second dedicated to musical themes from famous international movies (November, 2016); the third concert was dedicated to the Christmas celebration in December, 2016; and the theme of the fourth concert was on Valentine’s Day in February 2017.
Art for Us also developed a new project Soul Encounters/Encuentro de Almas and performed three concerts in 2017.
In addition, Art for Us presented C&C, in a Cuban music concert at the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, in September 2018.
Art for Us has been the recipient for three consecutive years the Miami Dade Cultural Affair Grants for With Certain Women, Con ciertas mujeres, un abrazo a la inspiración. At present, Art for Us continues its work to create artistic opportunities in the community and to encourage creativity in the arts, promoting cultural and educational projects.