Towards Artistic Excellence

Luminato in partnership with The Theatre Centre

Luminato introduces an exciting new creative development and presentation initiative which will support artists who have come through The Theatre Centre’s Residency Program. Established in 2004, this unique multi-disciplinary, long-term development program has led to the creation of many significant works by Canadian performing artists.

Each year, this partnership between Luminato and The Theatre Centre will provide a past Residency artist with the means to revisit their work and have it presented on the international stage as part of Luminato. 

Further details of this partnership and the announcement of the 2018 Resident’s Project will be made by Luminato Artistic Director Josephine Ridge and Theatre Centre Artistic Director Franco Boni on June 24 at The Famous Spiegeltent in conjunction with a performance by Ian Kamau, a current Theatre Centre Resident and one of Toronto’s most interesting cross-disciplinary musicians and spoken word artists.


The Renette and David Berman Family Foundation

RBC Emerging Producer Program

This year, Luminato is establishing an Emerging Artists Program which will begin with the creation of a new position, the RBC Emerging Producer. This twelve-month program will offer professional development to an emerging producer from any genre to further their expertise in their field through one-on-one training, hands-on practice, and by expanding their professional network. The RBC Emerging Producer will work directly with Luminato staff for consultation, mentorship, support and discussion to learn all aspects of conceiving, planning and delivering an international arts festival of scale and stature.



The work of emerging artists at Luminato is underwritten for the next three years by an anonymous couple, longstanding friends of Luminato; the first of a group of people supporting specific strands of Luminato’s work.