TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) — Luminato Festival Toronto, one of the city’s leading arts festivals, announced the appointment of Dian Marie Bridge as its new Associate Artistic Director.
In her new role, Bridge will collaborate with programming team, including artistic director Naomi Campbell for the event.
As well, Bridge will take the point on Luminato’s year-round Artists in Residence Program which was launched in July of this year to support local artists amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Bridge is a veteran of Canada’s theatrical and arts community with more than two decades producing, directing and writing.
Her C.V. includes roles with the Maison de Poivre Gallery, The Stratford Festival, Volcano, BAND Gallery, Obsidian Theatre, Canadian Stage, Mirvish Productions, Playwrights Guild of Canada, AfriCanadian Playwrights Festival and The Guthrie Theatre.
“As a theatre artist and arts manager, I have always admired artists in their immense talent, intelligence and empathy. At this point in history, artists are demanding that we take a concerted look at who we are, the world we are in, and how we want to shape the world to come. My focus has always been to offer actionable support of artists and their work, from professional development programs to collaborative creations. Luminato has given me the chance to continue this work and an opportunity to have a national impact on the arts community. I am so thrilled, humbled and full of anticipation for what this new chapter as Associate Artistic Director holds,” Bridge said.