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Jason Samilski - Managing Director

Jason@carfacontario.ca

Jason is a Toronto-based literary artist and musician His work has been published in print and online, and his radio dramas have been broadcasted in Canada and the U.S. Jason also serves as a Creative Director of CUE, an award-winning Toronto-based arts initiative that, since 2008, has provided over $500,000 in high-access grants for new generation artists who experience social, cultural, and economic marginalization. As a co-developer of the initiative since its inception, Jason spearheaded CUE's many programs and projects including high-access project grants, employment, mentorship, curatorial and artistic creation residencies, discipline-specific development programs, creative enterprise support programs, and pop-up exhibitions. Jason was also responsible for developing, launching, and overseeing direction and operations of CUE's Margin of Eras Gallery, a 1300-square-foot multidisciplinary gallery and cultural space in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood that, between 2017-2020 produced over 70 exhibitions and events engaging and presenting the works of 360 artists.  




Luxshanaa Shebarajah - Operations Coordinator

carfacontario@carfacontario.ca

Luxshanaa Sebarajah, formally worked as CARFAC Ontario's Publications and Archival Assistant and currently is the organization's Membership, Publications, and Communications Coordinator. Luxshanaa is also a Toronto-based artist whose practice includes drawing, painting, photography, print-making, installation and performance. Their interdisciplinary practice excavates the notion of identity in relation to issues of forced migration, inherited trauma, and early childhood marginalization. Luxshanaa holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from York University’s School of Arts Media Performance and Design (AMPD) and has exhibited their work at the CONTACT Photography Festival (2011), Nuit Blanche (2013), and York University’s Gales Gallery and Special Projects Gallery (2017-2018). Luxshanaa has also presented their work at the Tamil Studies Conference (University of Toronto, 2014), and the Tamil Studies Symposium (York University, 2016).  Luxshanaa’s debut solo exhibition, Coming Out Party (Special Projects Gallery, 2017) featured a performance-installation of the same name; critiquing the hyper-constructed notions of Tamil womanhood.



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