Dedicated to the belief that the arts play an essential role in creating a more just and peaceful society.


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. The GDF and founder Gustavo Dudamel collaborate with institutions across the globe to enrich lives through the following programs:

  • Bridge Communities

  • Train Global Leaders

  • Educate Young Musicians

  • Cultivate Creativity and Conversation

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