Submit a Project

*Submissions for 2017 have closed.*

Thank you for your interest in Luminato Festival!

The Luminato Festival Programming Department works with artists and organizations from Toronto, Canada and the world to create an international multi-arts festival each June for people open to having art change their outlook on the world.

Luminato Festival is a charitable, not-for-profit, cultural organization whose vision is to commission and present significant local, national, and international programming that reflects Toronto as a crossroads of ideas, cultures and traditions. We strive to do what no one else is doing, creating adventurous art in adventurous places.

As a curated festival, Luminato Festival presents dynamic multi-arts programming procured by our Artistic Director and program curators. Our goal is to create projects and present work that is unlike any other presented locally. As a part of this process we are open to considering submissions that align with the values and practices of Luminato Festival.

Luminato Festival seeks to commission new work as well as to present existing international work that would be otherwise unavailable to Toronto audiences.

Commissioning and Co-Productions

We are particularly interested in projects that we can invest in at the ground level and develop over time, with the intention that the finished work will premiere at Luminato Festival. We are already working with a number of partners in this capacity on projects for 2017 and beyond.

We aim to produce that which no one else in Toronto could or would produce. This does not include providing financial support for productions of works that fall within the regular output of local artists and arts.


Luminato Festival seeks to present exciting high calibre work that is new to Toronto, if not the world. We are not able to support local remounts of productions or exhibitions, or provide marketing support to outside projects that happen during our festival dates. Additionally, we also try to avoid presenting work that will have an indefinite run in Toronto either before or after the festival.

We welcome project submissions that clearly meet the above criteria.

Here are a few things to note before you submit your project:

  • Due to the volume of proposals we receive, only companies and artists being considered for future festivals will be contacted.
  • While Luminato Festival does accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, projects are usually considered 8-24 months prior to a given festival.
  • Hard copies of physical materials (supplementary only, not actual proposals) can be submitted via mail to:

Luminato Festival
ATTN: Programming Department
180 Shaw Street, Suite 301
Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

  • We are unable to return any materials that are submitted in hard copy. Please keep this in mind when preparing your submission.

Thank you again for your interest in Luminato Festival. We look forward to learning more about your organization and projects.

The Luminato Festival Team