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December 5, 2021

Artists in Residence 2022

Hosted by Luminato Festival

Building on the success of the inaugural 2020 Artists in Residence programs (AiR), Luminato is welcoming applicants for the 2022 program, generously supported by Power Corporation of Canada. Five (5) Greater Toronto, Southern Ontario artists from varying disciplines, each with at least 10 years of professional practice, will be chosen for this 7-month paid residency, running from January through July 2022.

AiR offers time and resources for artists to work on one large scale project, forge new relationships with like-minded artists across various mediums, and develop programming and curatorial skills. Successful applicants will also be involved in various Luminato initiatives throughout the residency and especially during the festival, including opportunities to lead workshops and other public facing events.

The program is centered on weekly cohort meetings, workshops, peer check-ins, and in-person gatherings, conducted in compliance with health and safety regulations. Artists are asked to commit to approximately 20 hours per month on meetings, workshops, networking opportunities and one-on-one debriefs.

The residency is designed to support and enhance the participants’ work on individual projects, to propel them to the next phase of their work through Luminato’s resources and international networks, and to engage with ideas about Artists’ roles and responsibilities in society.

Applicants must be prepared to work on a specific project, which can be at any stage of development. Accessibility features for the work will be developed with the artists and our Access team.

Although the 2020 AiR cohorts were focused on Black and Indigenous artists, this call is open to artists of all ethnicities, whose practice comes with a strong sense of their role in the community.

COVID-19 remains a very real influence on the planning and execution of many events in the arts community, and Luminato adheres to provincial and municipal mandates in planning in-person meetings and events.

Application Deadline: December 5, 2021 – 4pm EST


Luminato is a convenor of creativity grounded in equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Through exceptional works of art, we connect and collaborate, inspiring our audiences to open their hearts and minds to the complexities of the world. 

Luminato believes in creating spaces where all are welcome, and adheres to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations at any stage of the hiring process, please contact us at AIR@Luminato.com 

Applications can be submitted through the online form, or submitted as a video file (max size). For large files and videos, please insert a link to the server/website/YouTube/Vimeo link where the file can be viewed.

For questions, email AIR@Luminato.com.


Luminato Festival

180 Shaw Street, Suite 301, Toronto, ON, M6​J 2W5 , Canada

Phone number: 416 368 4849

Email: info@luminato.com

Luminato Festival Toronto is an international arts festival dedicated to performance, media and visual arts, and programming that cuts across traditional artform boundaries. Luminato works closely with Canadian artists to support the development and creation of distinctive new work as well as presenting today's most exciting artists from around the world. The 2020 festival will run from June 11 to June 28.