Caribbean art across the diaspora has a fresh showcase in Miami with the Caribbean Cultural Institute (CCI) — a recently launched initiative from Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The program is currently offering fellowships to Caribbean artist and art scholars, to support further art production and research throughout the diaspora.
For 2021, the Caribbean Cultural Institute is currently accepting applications for four fellowships: two for Caribbean artists and scholars specifically based in Florida, and two for Caribbean artist and scholars based anywhere in the world. The fellowship will provide financial support as well as access to experts and research resources regarding Caribbean art and cultural production. The deadline to apply is April 8th, 2021.
In 2020, the inaugural fellowships were granted to Guadeloupean artist Ronald Cyrille and Columbia University researcher and writer, Julián Sánchez-González.
The Caribbean Cultural Institute reflects the museum’s longstanding support of art in the Caribbean. Past exhibitions and programs have highlighted contemporary artists, selected in collaboration with Caribbean curators and scholars.
Their most recent exhibit celebrating Caribbean voices includes last year’s show, “The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art.” Curated by PAMM Associate Curator Maria Elena Ortiz and University of the West Indies (St. Augustine) lecturer Dr. Marsha Pearce, the exhibition challenged artists throughout the diaspora to envision the region’s potential future.