Nominations for the Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Now Open

The Glenn Gould Foundation invites you to nominate an outstanding individual to become the Laureate of the Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize. An international symbol of creative excellence, the Glenn Gould Prize is awarded to an individual for a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts. The Glenn Gould Prize honours a leading figure in the Arts fields, as related to the themes of artistic excellence, innovation and humanitarianism.

Peter Goddard’s The Great Gould

Coming in August! The Great Gould by Peter Goddard In The Great Gould, Peter Goddard draws on Gould’s unpublished writings, interviews, and never-before-seen photographs, to present a nuanced study of Gould’s life with unmatched candour and clarity. Peter Goddard’s...

Glenn Gould Goes to Havana

First Major Glenn Gould Anniversary Event Announced 2017 marks the 150th birthday of Canada, but also a host of major Glenn Gould milestones, including the 85th anniversary of his birth. The Glenn Gould Foundation is taking the lead in promoting and encouraging...

A Fond Farewell to Don Hunstein

A Fond Farewell to Don Hunstein Photographer Chronicled the Musical Giants of our Time     All of us at The Glenn Gould Foundation are saddened by the death on March 18 of photography legend Don Hunstein at age 88. Heralded as the last of the great record...

Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize Celebrations

For the Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize celebrations in Canada’s national capital, The Glenn Gould Foundation mounted a wide-ranging array of extraordinary cultural events dubbed “The Grand Tour.” The Tour provided a unique complement to the Prize gala concert and award ceremony, exploring the many ways in which arts and culture inform, enliven and illuminate the public realm, touching all aspects of society, confronting vital social issues, and enriching our most significant public institutions.

Joan Chalmers (1928 – 2016)

One of Canada’s greatest and most dedicated arts philanthropists, Joan supported hundreds of creative individuals and organizations, including The Glenn Gould Foundation.

Joan was responsible for the establishment of the Ontario Crafts Council and Canadian Crafts Council, and serviced on many boards, including the Stratford Festival and the Ontario Arts Council Foundation, as well as supporting the Harbourfront Centre and Young People’s Theatre.