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 The Great Gould by Peter Goddard In The Great Gould, Peter Goddard draws on Gould’s unpublished writings, interviews, and never-before-seen photographs, to present a nuanced study of Gould’s life with unmatched candour and clarity.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

Glenn Gould Goes to Havana 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 musical and artistic events...

Kat von D talks about Music, Life, Art, and Glenn Gould

Kat von D talks about Music, Life, Art, and Glenn Gould   Celebrated tattoo artist and TV personality Kat von D is one of the true originals of contemporary popular culture. She has not only built a huge fan base including a vast following on social media, but...

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 label...

A Year of Anniversaries: Support the Glenn Gould Foundation

  A YEAR OF ANNIVERSARIES Support the Glenn Gould Foundation as we Celebrate! Celebrating Genius, Artistry and the Ideas that Change the World     2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday, and will be an occasion for all Canadians to celebrate with pride, both at home and...

Shooting A Genius: The Official Philip Glass Portrait

The Portrait of a Genius Shooting the Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize Portrait of Philip Glass an interview with photographer Kenneth Chou "The shoot took four minutes, there was very little said during the time except some simple directions." Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize...

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.