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Local designer named Kennedy Center fellow
2019-04-14

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Local designer Sky Cubacub has been named one of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' newly announced 2019-20 cohort of Citizen Artist Fellows.

Cubacub—a Chicago native—is an artist, designer and the leader of Rebirth Garments, a clothing line created for people on the full spectrum of gender, size, and ability. They are a non-binary, queer and disabled Filipinx whose intersectional identity shapes their art and community organizing work.

Windy City Times recently profiled Cubacub, and the publication named them one of the publication's 30 Under 30 in 2018. They were also named one of the Chicago Tribune's "Chicagoans of the Year" in 2018.

Through a year-long engagement with the Center, Citizen Artist Fellows receive a national platform to advance their work, performance and career-development opportunities, and mentorship from Kennedy Center leadership.


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