Client: The Vilcek Foundation
Prod. Company: Smarty Pants
Director: Anais Blondet
Juan Pablo Contreras was awarded for his work as a composer and conductor of orchestral music that draws on his Mexican heritage, and for his leadership in founding the Orquesta Latino Mexicana.
Ruby Ibarra was awarded the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Music for her hip-hop and spoken word performances that center her experience as a Filipina American woman, and for her powerful lyrics that address colonialism, immigration, colorism, and misogyny.