In 2002, After 10 years of cultural activity, The Gabarron Foundation created these international awards that bear the founder's name. The Awards seek to recognize the work and those that distinguish the exemplary record, from both individuals and institutions, committed to the defense of those values that constitute the guiding principles of the Foundation and its contribution to humanity, in their respective categories.
After celebrating in Spain, their first 10 editions and its ceremony held at the Teatro Calderón de la Barca of Valladolid in 2012, the American Foundation; The Gabarron Foundation, took over the organization of the Awards and celebration to be held in the United States, in the Manhattan's center in New York.
Both foundations were created by the family of the Spanish artist, Cristobal Gabarron, with the support of the artist himself and various corporations and institutions which identified with the ideas and concerns that the artist has been advocating throughout his life: to educate and teach, while defending, promoting, and spreading the art, science, thought and knowledge in itself, which can be said as, culture in its broadest spectrum. Evident is a global idea shared by the various branches of culture through which, the organizers want to interact with the society in which it is immersed. In order to carry out the decision of its Patronage, the Foundation is now establishing the 2014 edition of the Gabarron International Awards.