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.

Support

Luminato’s Artists in Residence is Supported by Power Corporation of Canada

 


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
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Visual Art
Christa Couture
  • Broadcaster
  • Cyborg
  • Singer-Songwriter
  • Writer
Christian Chapman
  • Film
  • Maker
  • Visual Art
Christine Friday
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Film
Greyson Gritt
  • Music Composer
  • Singer-Songwriter
Jessica Lea Fleming
  • Film
  • Playwright
  • Theatre
Michaela Washburn
  • Actor
  • Clown
  • Spoken Word
  • Writer
Nick Sherman
  • Musician
  • Singer-Songwriter
Syreeta Hector
  • Choreography
  • Dance
Taqralik Partridge
  • Poet
  • Spoken Word
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.


Summer 2020 Cohort

The inaugural cohort was made up of 10 established Black artists from the GTHA, and was curated by Associate Artistic Director Dian Marie Bridge.

Djennie Laguerre
  • Actress
  • Arts Educator
  • Director
  • Playwright
  • Storytelling
Evond Blake (MEDIAH)
  • Digital Artist
  • Graffiti Artist
  • Mixed Media
  • Muralist
  • Printmaking
Nadijah Robinson
  • Collage
  • Mixed Media
  • Muralist
Natasha ‘Courage’ Bacchus
  • Deaf Advocate
  • Elite Athlete
  • Theatre
Natasha Powell
  • Choreography
  • Dance
Oluseye
  • Multidisciplinary Artist
  • Performance
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Ravyn Ariah Wngz
  • Abolitionist
  • Burlesque
  • Dance
  • Storytelling
Travis Knights
  • Believer
  • Choreography
  • Tap Dancer
Tuku Matthews
  • Mentor
  • Music Composer
  • Performance
  • Singer-Songwriter
  • Sound Designer
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, Associate Artistic Director dmbridge@luminato.com