With donation from Kislak Family Foundation, the new residence program will host a Latin American artist/writer at the Center each semester
February 10, 2022
The Center for Latin American Studies has received a significant donation from the Kislak Family Foundation to establish a Latin American Artist/Writer in Residence program at the University of Florida. The program will support a semester-long residency for an eminent writer or artist, with the purpose of exposing the campus community and Gainesville residents to creative works of art and literature.
“We’re thrilled to announce this program,” said Center Director Carlos de la Torre. “The arts are such an important part of culture and community, and it’s exciting to bring that not only to our students at the Center, but also to the campus and the city of Gainesville.”
As part of the residency, the visiting artist or writer will teach courses or conduct workshops, as well as deliver public lectures, tutor students of creative writing or art, and engage with the Center’s intellectual activities. These engagements will strengthen collaborations with the College of the Arts as well as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, particularly the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, in support of the resident Artist/Writer.
Thanks to the Kislak Family Foundation support, this program will bring preeminence in the Latin American arts to the University of Florida.
The first Kislak Family Foundation Artist/Writer in Residence will arrive at the Center for Latin American Studies in Fall 2022.
For more information, contact the Center’s Communications Specialist, Christa Markley, at firstname.lastname@example.org