Luminato is Toronto’s international arts festival dedicated to performance, media and visual arts, and programming that cuts across traditional artform boundaries. Luminato works closely with Canadian artists to support the development and creation of distinctive new work as well as presenting today’s most exciting artists from around the world. The 2019 festival will run from June 7 to June 23.

Luminato acknowledges this land, known as Tkaronto, and honours the stewardship, past, present and future of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the New Credit. Tkaronto is in the Dish With One Spoon Territory. The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community on this territory.

Luminato gratefully acknowledges the generosity of its Founding Government Partner the Province of Ontario, its Major Partner the Government of Canada and its Presenting Partner the City of Toronto.



Luminato Leadership


Led by CEO Anthony Sargent CBE and Artistic Director Naomi Campbell, Luminato is a charitable, not-for-profit, globally connected cultural organization proudly based in Toronto.

Anthony Sargent. Photo by Mark Savage. 

Anthony Sargent


For the past 3 years Anthony has been the elected chair of the New York-based International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA). For the past 15 years, he was founding general director at Sage Gateshead. Other highlighted past UK experiences include 16 years with the BBC radio & TV, Artistic Projects Director at London’s South Bank Centre, Head of Arts for Birmingham City Council, and more.

Naomi Campbell. Photo by Taku Kumabe. 


Artistic Director

An award-winning producer, director, stage manager and curator, Naomi Campbell has over 30 years of experience working across all performing arts disciplines and has staged over sixty new Canadian performance pieces with companies including Nightswimming, Mammalian Diving Reflex (the international hit Haircuts by Children), DVxT Theatre, the late Paul Bettis' Civilized Theatre, VideoCabaret and numerous independent artists.

Learn more about the leaders

History & The Founders of Luminato


David Pecaut

David Pecaut (1955-2009)
An accomplished civic leader and humanitarian, David worked tirelessly on initiatives designed to make our city and country a better place.

Tony Gagliano

Tony Gagliano
Co-Founder and Chair
Tony Gagliano presently serves as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Communications.

Lucille Joseph

Lucille Joseph
Vice Chair
Lucille was the founding Executive Director of Luminato and currently serves as Vice Chair of Luminato’s Board of Directors.


Luminato Values

Integrity: we encourage the fairness, trust, and transparency that are essential for rewarding interactions internally, within our communities, and with our artists and audiences.

Collaboration: we embrace the diverse thoughts and voices of our communities and work together to create an open and safe environment. Creativity: we empower and welcome the innovation that will shape our bold visions for the future.

Creativity: we empower and welcome the innovation that will shape our bold visions for the future.

Excellence: we embody an unwavering commitment to greatness across our programming, staff, and collaborators.

Above all, we Respect each other.

Through consistently upholding these values, together we seek to build a positive, ambitious culture at Luminato that is professionally rewarding and personally enjoyable.