Our prestige winner reveal event, the Polaris Gala features live musical performances from the nominated acts on the Polaris Short List.
The Polaris Prize winner is determined by an 11-member Polaris Grand Jury selected from the greater Polaris juror pool.
The Gala is held annually in September.
“I’ve Got An Academy Award, A Golden Globe, A Couple Of Junos And A Gemini Award. This Is The Only One I Ever Heard That Gives The Artist Money. It’s Real Important”
— Buffy Sainte-Marie, 2015 Winner. Photo taken by Dustin Rabin at 2015 Gala.
“Winning Polaris Is Like Getting A Valentine From The Right Boy”
— Feist, 2012 Winner. Photo by Dustin Rabin taken at 2017 Polaris Gala.