Luminato Festival chooses its new artistic director from within the organization and the city

Toronto-born Naomi Campbell is taking over immediately from Josephine Ridge

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Toronto-born Naomi Campbell is the new artistic director of the Luminato Festival. (COURTESY LUMINATO FESTIVAL)

The Luminato Festival has found its new artistic director from within the organization and the city at a time when other major arts organizations have routinely imported leaders from the U.S. and the U.K.

Toronto-born Naomi Campbell is taking over immediately from Josephine Ridge, an Australian who joined Luminato in 2016 and left in August over concerns about the festival’s “business model.”

Campbell joined Luminato as company manager in 2011, became its first director of artistic development in 2013 and its deputy artistic director last year.

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