Gros Morne Summer Music (GMSM) began in 2003 as a classical chamber music festival held in the summer in Gros Morne National Park (hence the name). Over the past eighteen years, a restless spirit of exploration has evolved this little operation into a year-round interarts company that works across four major areas of activity:
Presentation--putting on performances of artists we know and love;
Creation--building new work in collaboration with some of Canada’s top talent and organizations;
Innovation--working with key strategy thinkers and institutions across the country to help shape the future of Canada’s non-profit arts sector; and
Training--cultivating a love of the arts in the next generation of citizens through programs in performing and digital arts.
We are a close and highly collaborative collection of staff, board of directors, and broader community all coming together through this organization to ask a simple question: what kind of arts organization does our world need now?
Gros Morne Summer Music respectfully acknowledges the territory in which we gather as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and the island of Newfoundland as the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk. We would also like to recognize the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and Nunatukavut and the Innu of Nitassinan, and their ancestors, as the original people of Labrador.