Recently in late May, a group of experts from the World Crafts Council (WCC), a non-profit, non-governmental organization affiliated to UNESCO, met in Cuba to evaluate the nomination of the heritage city of Trinidad as World Crafts City in 2018. Mr. Alberto de Betolaza, President of WCC Latin America, praised the handicrafts work that is …

Since 1967, Cuba’s sole state-run blown glass factory has focused mainly on producing center pieces and vases. Although developing the glass industry has always been an aspiration, the trade’s technological complexity has prevented its creation. It is a very exhausting job that requires “almost more dedication than it does technology An apparent calm prevails during …

The Cuban Arte y Moda project seeks to establish a dialogue between the different manifestations of art and design through experimentation and creating clothes using handcrafts and traditional or contemporary techniques. Spring at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. has been an opportunity to celebrate Cuba’s art and style through an extraordinary fashion show. Under the …