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Reporting to the CEO, the Artistic Director is responsible for the overall artistic direction, personality and development of the festival;

spearheading new work and commissions and overseeing their development; pro-actively developing partnerships with local, national and international arts organizations and artists; catalysing active participation in and knowledge of the local arts community; developing fresh thinking for the festival’s education, community, outreach and volunteer programs; oversight of curators in music, visual arts, literature and public programs; management and oversight of the Festival program and commissioning budget, and conducting staff performance reviews for the festival. Through this mandate, the new AD will help lead the Luminato festival forward into its second decade, working in close partnership with the CEO to grow its artistic vision, its scope and scale, its distinctive global reputation, and its local audience impact. The newly appointed CEO also brings experience in global cultural programming and in many different kinds of artistic leadership and management.

Your passion will ensure the festival delights audiences by providing exciting, unique artistic experiences, most of which would be impossible in Toronto without the leadership or collaborative involvement of Luminato. You will be on the ground and become deeply rooted in the character of Toronto – its spaces, psyche, and communities, while maintaining and continually extending your global network of artistic and creative relationships. You will create and present a focused curated Festival reflecting Luminato’s core mission and vision, providing audiences with a coherent experience they can recognise and be excited by as distinctively Luminato.

Your vision will achieve artistic excellence in all aspects of your programming, and you will stage and host a wide range of high-level world and Canadian Premieres each season. Outside of the festival as an event, you will also instil a sense of community, pride and ownership of the Festival within Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Canada, creating civic energy around the Festival and helping to foster appreciation of arts and creativity year round both amongst the arts- experienced community and also the wider public.

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