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Artists in Residence

 

Luminato’s Artists in Residence (AIR) is a year-round program to support local artists, offering them opportunities to envision their work on an expanded scale, re-charge their imaginations and build stronger networks within the arts community. The program runs three 8-week residencies with weekly workshops, check-ins and sharing, which support and enhance participants’ work on individual projects. The intention is to bolster support well-established artists, while connecting artists working in different mediums. Participants will be involved in other Luminato initiatives throughout the year, and during the festival.


 

Artists in Residence Fall 2020 Cohort

The fall 2020 Artists in Residence (AIR) program welcomes a cohort of 10 Artists, each established in their creative practice. An 8-week program, AIR is focused on Artists who are interested in expanding or challenging ideas of Indigeneity, and pushing their creative process and potential through relationships with their peers; the cohort is led by Curatorial Associate, Denise Bolduc.

Brian Soloman
Brian Soloman
Dance, Choreography, Visual Art, Film
Christa Couture
Christa Couture
Writer, Singer-Songwriter, Broadcaster, Cyborg
Christian Chapman
Christian Chapman
Visual Art, Film, Maker
Christine Friday
Christine Friday
Dance, Choreography, Film
   
Greyson Gritt
Greyson Gritt
Singer-Songwriter, Music composer
Jessica Lea Fleming
Jessica Lea Fleming
Film, Theatre, Playwright
Michaela Washburn
Michaela Washburn
Actor, Spoken Word, Writer, Clown
Nick Sherman
Nick Sherman
Singer-Songwriter, Muscian,
   
 
Syreeta Hector
Syreeta Hector
Dance, Choreography, Educator
Taqralik Partridge
Taqralik Partridge
Spoken Word, Poet, Maker
 

    




 
   




 

Artist Bios

Brian Solomon, Dance, Choreography, Visual Art, Film

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Christa Couture, Writer, Singer-Songwriter, Broadcaster, Cyborg

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Christian Chapman, Visual Art, Film, Maker

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Christine Friday, Dance, Choreography, Film

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Greyson Gritt, Singer-Songwriter, Music Composer

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Jessica Lea Fleming, Film, Theatre, Playwright

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Michaela Washburn, Actor, Spoken Word, Writer, Clown

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Nick Sherman, Singer-Songwriter, Musician

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Syreeta Hector, Dance, Choreography

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Taqralik Partridge, Spoken Word, Poet

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Selection Committee

Cohort leader Denise Bolduc worked with Associate Artistic Director Dian Marie Bridge, Curatorial Associate Rosina Kazi and key advisor Jani Lauzon in the selection of the participants. Bolduc wishes to acknowledge Keith Barker, Ange Loft, Bushra Junaid, Erika Iserhoff, Lisa Myers and Patti Shaughnessy for their support in the selection process.
 

Artists in Residence Summer 2020 Cohort
The inaugural cohort was made up of 10 established Black artists from the GTHA, and was curated by Creative Producer Dian Marie Bridge.
Djennie Laguerre
Djennie Laguerre
Playwright, Storytelling, Actress,
Arts Educator, Director

 
Donna-Michelle St Bernard
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
(Belladonna the Blest)
Emcee, Playwright, Agitator
 
Evond Blake
Evond Blake 
(MEDIAH)
Graffiti Artist, Muralist, Mixed Media,
Printmaking, Digital Artist
Nadijah Robinson
Nadija Robinson
Mixed Media Visual Artist,
Muralist, Collage

 
 
Natasha Courage Bacchus
Natasha 'Courage' Bacchus
Elite Athlete, Theatre Artist,
Deaf Advocate
Natasha Powell
Natasha Powell
Artistic Director Holla Jazz,
Dancer, Choreographer
Oluseye
Oluseye
Multidisciplinary Artist, Photography, Performance, Sculpture
Ravyn Ariah Wngz
Ravyn Ariah Wngz
Burlesque Storyteller, Dancer,
Abolitionist
 
 
Travis Knights
Travis Knights
Tap Dancer, Choreographer,
Believer

 
Tuku Matthews
Tuku Matthews
Second Generation Jazz Vocalist,
Melodic Adaptation, Sound Design, Composer,
Vocal Mentor, Singer, Performer, Songwriter
 
       
 

Selection Committee

Dr. Seika Boye, Lecturer, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto
Dian Marie Bridge, Creative Producer, Luminato
Rosina Kazi, Curatorial Associate, Luminato; lead singer, LAL
Kevin Ormsby, Artistic Director, KasheDance; Program Manager, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO)  

For more information about this program please contact:
Dian Marie Bridge, Creative Producer dmbridge@luminato.com