Mission

The Gustavo Dudamel Foundation (GDF) is transforming the world through art, culture, and music. We believe that music transcends differences and encourages individual empowerment and social integration. Our mission:

Expand access to music and the arts by providing tools and opportunities for young people to shape their creative futures. 

Creativity encourages focus, discipline, respect, and imagination—values that make us better global citizens and promote social justice. The GDF and founder Gustavo Dudamel collaborate with institutions across the globe to enrich lives through four distinct programs:

 
Maestro Gustavo Dudamel   and musicians of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Youth and Children’s Orchestras Foundation of Chile (FOJI), Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. Santiago, Chile. © 2018 The Gustavo Dudamel Foundation

Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and musicians of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Youth and Children’s Orchestras Foundation of Chile (FOJI), Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. Santiago, Chile. © 2018 The Gustavo Dudamel Foundation