Past Festivals


CEO: Anthony Sargent CBE
Artistic Director: Josephine Ridge

2017 was a special year for Luminato – it was the festival that launched our second decade, with Josephine Ridge as Luminato's new Artistic Director.

In 2017, Luminato kicked off in an entirely new way. By opening with a free celebration of contemporary Indigenous culture, we signalled the start of a new conversation with the people of Toronto. This is not the same city, nor is it the same world, that existed when Luminato was conceived in 2007 and, to ensure that we remain relevant and engaged, we will listen, watch, anticipate, and respond to those things that define Toronto as we approach the third decade of the 21st century.