2010 Award in the Visual Arts and Brandon Fradd Award in Music Composition. June 2010.
The Cintas Foundation announced Leyden Rodriguez Casanova as the winner for the 2010 Cintas Foundation Award in the Visual Arts and Fabian Almazan as the winner for the 2010 Brandon Fradd Award in Music Composition. The first and second runner ups in Visual Arts were Yoel Diaz Vazquez and Gabriel Martinez. Yalil Guerra was the runner up in Music Composition. Each award carries a $10,000 cash prize, which is used by the winner to further his or her creative development.
Since 1963, the Cintas Foundation has awarded more than 300 fellowships to artists of Cuban lineage who reside outside of Cuba. The only one of its kind in the nation, the program has honored top Cuban artists, many at the start of their careers, who have gone on to play an influential role in the development of their disciplines.
The 2010 jury for the Visual Arts Fellowship award included Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Director and Chief Curator of the Bass Art Museum, Miami Beach; Massimiliano Gioni, Curator and Director of Special Exhibitions at the New Museum, New York City; Ruba Katrib, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Bennet Simpson, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Rachel Weiss, Professor at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.
The 2010 jury for the prestigious Brandon Fradd Award in Music Composition included Roger Bourland, Professor and Chair of the Music Department at University of California, Los Angeles; Richard Danielpour, Composer and Professor at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, New York City and Raul Murciano, Jr., Program Director at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami.
The Fellowship Competition is administered by the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University and the Cintas Foundation.