Programs for Arts and Educational Organizations
We facilitate trips organized for groups affiliated with art and educational organizations interested in our programs. The design of our programs include a fundraising option for the institutions and study abroad program designed for colleges and universities interested in delivering credit bearing courses that include a trip to Cuba. For more information about this program, please Contact Us and let us know of your interests and needs. References will be provided upon request.
In 2000 we founded CubaPuertoRicoArtEdu to facilitate travel and learning programs in Cuba and Puerto Rico. Since then we have served hundreds of participants from organizations such as Dunedin Fine Art Center, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota Lifelong Learning Academy, Carla’s Clay of Sarasota, School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge College, Sarasota Cuban Ballet School, Copley Society of the Arts, Potter’s Guild of Florida’s Gulf Coast, and Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. See our founders HERE.
Our participants are artists, museum administrators, curators, gallery owners, art therapists, art directors, architects, art educators, teacher education students and art lovers in general from art and educational organizations in the United States. The New York Times, Boston Globe, El Nuevo Dia, Boston Herald, CNN.com, National Public Radio, Art and Antique Magazine and United Press International have reviewed our programs. Our programs enjoy great success due to small size groups, experienced program leaders, detailed itineraries, reasonable costs and the friendly hospitality of our tour operator in Cuba.
Who may travel to Cuba?
The programs are authorized by the US Treasury Department (Office for Foreign Assets Control - OFAC) and are designed according to its guidelines to promote direct people-to-people contact among Cuba and United States citizens requiring that all participants agree to attend a full-time program.
It is truly wonderful when so many ask us how was your trip to Cuba? We loved it - the Entel "family" enjoyed not only being together, but sharing with the rest of the group our 6 days with you two. It was a Journey we will always remember!
Syd and Irwin Entel
My trip to Cuba with Marcos Carvajal Art Galleries was a
wonderful experience that I will treasure. Each day brought a
variety of cultural and artistic offerings; it seemed as though
artistic jewels were around each corner. I am looking forward
to my next visit to Cuba: its people, food, art, and everyday life!
Thank you for being so caring in all you did for us! It was a most "eye opening" experience. The people were warm and wonderful! Its Art was fantastic! It was all so special!
I want to thank you again for the fantastic Cuba trip that I was able to participate in last month. Throughout my life I have traveled a lot and all over the world, but the visit to Cuba facilitated by you will forever be on my Top 10 list. Not only because of the heart and soul you both clearly put into this trip, but also because of the beauty of the country and the Cuban people. I think I did fall in love with both of them - the country and the people!
We left feeling very connected to Cuba. For the most part we (U.S. citizens) were very well received despite of the hardship. The Cuban people are proud, positive and beautiful.
Steward & Francene Tabak
Having experienced the happy, friendly Cuban people I feel so appreciative being able to say I love Cubans and adore their music and feel sorry that it has taken so long for this new beginning between our countries.
Susan Von Gries
I understand more clearly how Cuban people live and what are their challenges and see that the artistic drive for creating is universal.
Astounded at quality of Cuban art!. Love the Cuban people.
The program was an exceptionally well-integrated one. It combined performances, studio exchanges, Cuban culture and history in perfect balance.
An impressive cultural journey. Confirmed Cuban ballet's reputation for excellence.
I loved my trip to Cuba for the Alicia Alonso International Ballet Festival. The tour was amazing with superb ballet performances nearly every night, a tour of the national ballet school and the opportunity to watch various classes and rehearsals. We also got the opportunity to visit a number of the historic and notable sites in and around Havana. The tour was very well organized and it was so fun to be there with other balletomanes.
The Ballet Festival in Havana exceeded all my expectations and truly was the best, most educational and enjoyable week of my entire life¡ Thank you¡
Members of RESPECT (Responsible & Ethical Cuba Travel) a U.S. professional association uniting nonprofit entities, travel agents, tour operators and other travel service providers dedicated to practicing and promoting ethical and socially responsible travel to Cuba.