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Anthony Sargent CBE
Anthony is CEO of Luminato, Toronto’s international festival of arts and ideas, moving to Canada in 2015 after an international career based in the UK. Previously for 15 years he was founding General Director at Sage Gateshead, NE England’s centre for music performance and education, recognized globally for its international performance programme and commitment to inclusiveness, accessibility, and social engagement. After studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University, Anthony worked for 16 years at the BBC in a wide range of production, presentation and management roles in the arts and current affairs. As Artistic Projects Director at London’s Southbank centre he was responsible for many of the centre’s largest projects, and during ten years as Head of Arts for Birmingham City Council he wrote developed the council’s first arts strategy and led many of the city’s most ambitious arts initiatives and festivals. He served as the previous elected Board Chair of ISPA.