We honour Glenn Gould's legacy by celebrating innovation and excellence, promoting creativity and transforming lives through the power of the arts. The Glenn Gould Foundation celebrates artistic heroes who demonstrate and examine the transformative impact of art on society and the human condition.
Celebration - Inspiration - Transformation
Through our central initiative, The Glenn Gould Prize, we honour artists whose lifetime body of work has enriched humanity through the arts with an emphasis on those values demonstrated by Glenn Gould - creativity, innovation and excellence.
We not only recognize meaningful achievement - we catalyze it, building community through the arts.
"The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenalin but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity." Glenn Gould
What People Are Saying
"Music is an irreplaceable instrument in uniting people . . .The huge spiritual world that music produces in itself overcomes material poverty. "
— Dr José Antonio Abreu, Eighth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate
"Glenn Gould is one of my heroes...he was a mind and a personality whose creative curiosity and passion straddled all the arts. And the technological arts, too... cultural, creative and artistic communities the world over can unite under the banner of this great Canadian and world citizen. "
— Stephen Fry, 11th Prize Jury Chair
"Gould’s mind was a brilliant and shimmering prism through which sounds, sense and ideas were magically transfigured. "
— Yo Yo Ma, Fifth Laureate of The Glenn Gould Prize