Creative Current

Connecting the next generation of arts and culture lovers.

Creative Current is a year-round programme of intimate performances in unusual places, designed for the culturally curious.

Creative Current will deliver the same wonder and excitement Toronto audiences expect and enjoy every June during the Luminato festival. These unique experiences will be informal opportunities for connection and conversation, immersive performance, and other activities designed to surprise and delight.

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Creative Current Committee

A team of Creative Current members have stepped up to build the experience.

Jason Maghanoy

Head of Business Development, St. Joseph Media
Co-Chair

Jason Maghanoy is a graduate of McGill University and the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting Program. Currently, he is the Head of Business Development at St. Joseph Media with a focus on digital innovation, revenue strategy and premium membership. Prior to St. Joseph Media, he was the Director of Revenue at NOW Magazine, Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships at Canadian Stage, the Manager, Community Investment at Toronto Arts Foundation, and a Sponsorship & Advertising Coordinator at TIFF.

Jason Maghanoy is a graduate of McGill University and the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting Program. Currently, he is the Head of Business Development at St. Joseph Media with a focus on digital innovation, revenue strategy and premium membership. Prior to St. Joseph Media, he was the Director of Revenue at NOW Magazine, Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships at Canadian Stage, the Manager, Community Investment at Toronto Arts Foundation, and a Sponsorship & Advertising Coordinator at TIFF.

In addition to his work in corporate partnership development and community engagement, Jason is considered one of the brightest emerging leaders in the City of Toronto. He is a Mentor at Ryerson’s Social Ventures Zone, as well as a member of the Work In Culture Inclusive Leadership Advisory Committee and Board of Directors. Jason is also a member of Luminato’s Board of Directors, a member of the Advisory Council for the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, as well as a member of the TELUS Community Board.

Jason is also a playwright. He has been the playwright-in-residence at Theatre Passe Muraille and Young People’s Theatre, a member of the Banff Playwrights Retreat, a former member of the Tarragon Playwrights Unit, a Finalist for the Soulpepper Academy, a Finalist for the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwriting Fellowship at Juilliard, and a Finalist for the 2017 K.M. Hunter Artist Awards. Currently, he is the playwright-in-residence at theatrefront and was a member of the Playwrights Retreat at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Deanne Moser

Principal Consultant, Deanne Moser
Co-Chair

A dynamic, seasoned professional with 13 years of communications experience, Deanne specializes in the strategic development and execution of high-profile, high-impact integrated communications campaigns – leveraging paid, earned and owned assets – to drive business results. She has driven communications strategy with the world’s leading marketers including Procter & Gamble and several of their top global brands. Deanne has been applauded by her clients for her strategic and creative thinking.

She has a proven track record of delivering stellar campaign results (consumer awareness/engagement/sales) that tie back to business needs and objectives.Her range of experience includes management of direct-to-consumer public relations campaigns in the consumer packaged goods industry, travel, consumer technology, fashion, mommy marketing, pharmaceuticals, art and music as well as social/cause marketing.

Deanne is an enthusiastic entrepreneur in the visual arts sector, lending her communication expertise to over 100 painters, photographers, sculpturists, and musicians across Canada. She consults for Soho House Toronto, The Drake Hotel and the Museum of Contemporary Arts, further combining her passion of fine art and inclusivity of community. Deanne serves on the young patron committee for the Museum of Contemporary Arts, on the Massive committee for the Art Gallery of Ontario, and as an advisor on the Power Plant Young Artists program.

Committee Members

Krystal Abotossaway
Senior Diversity Inclusion Sourcing Partner, TD Bank

Dina Awad
Senior Associate, Dentons

Amy Burstyn Fritz
President & Co-Founder, Burstyn Inc.

Alex Derry
Manager of the Future of Canada Centre, Deloitte

Salimah Y. Ebrahim
Co-Founder, Artery

Craig Follett
Co-Founder of Universe

Gave Lindo
Executive Director of OTT Programming at CBC

Adam Meghji
Co-Founder of Peggy.com

Melody Mansubi
Management 88GLAM & Events, HXOUSE

Emmanuel Obayemi
Independent Creative Director

Lili Pach
Grants Officer, The Law Foundation of Ontario

Jamie Jia Shen
Co-Founder and CEO, IMAGIC

Renée van der Avoird
Assistant Curator, Canadian Art, AGO

Stefan Williamson
Made to Measure Specialist, Prada

To learn more about Creative Current please contact:
Alex Rand at arand@luminato.com