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Luminato Festival of Arts and Creativity

June 5 - 14, 2009

Luminato - Toronto's Festival of Arts and Creativity has taken centre stage as the world's newest international multidisciplinary arts festival. The inaugural festival in 2007 attracted over one million participants to over 100 events, including 10 world premieres, and 3 Canadian premieres. Luminato's program encompasses a broad spectrum of creative expression including music, dance, theatre, film, literature, visual arts and lectures.
Luminato embraces three key programming principles: collaboration, accessibility, and diversity.

•    Luminato embraces artistic collaboration in marvelously unique ways, crossing boundaries to create unforgettable moments by bringing together artists across cultures and genres. The festival encourages local, Canadian, and international artists to work together in discovering unprecedented creative expressions. The Luminato staff, led by CEO Janice Price, partners with the Luminato Artistic Committee, as well as the arts leadership of the City of Toronto, to shape the programming offered at the festival.

•    Free, widely accessible events and "accidental encounters with art" are hallmarks of Luminato. At every turn, festival-goers are invited to participate, explore, and celebrate their own creative spirit while enjoying everything Luminato has to offer.

•    Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Luminato embraces and celebrates the cultural diversity of the city, and recognizes that creativity flourishes when cultures join together in a spirit of tolerance and respect.

Luminato began as an aspiration for Toronto to realize its true potential as one of the most creative cities in the world.Conceived out of our city's unique vibrancy and cultural diversity, and designed to showcase Toronto's bustling downtown core and the cultural renaissance transforming our renowned concert halls, galleries, museum collections, and performing arts companies, Luminato was created to bring Toronto's light to the world, and the world's light to Toronto.

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