Janice Bond 

 Curator | Interdisciplinary Artist | Cultural Producer 


“In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.”– Audre Lorde

Currently based in Chicago, Illinois, Janice Bond's forward thinking and high-energy approach has been utilized over the past decade in a range of  strategic initiatives and creative productions across the globe. From Texas to Tokyo, local art exhibitions and workshops, to international music festivals, her continued interest and investments in cultural production stems from her passion for developing more transformative, inclusive, and sustainable creative economies globally.

The debut of her company SAVANT | SAVANT (now Bond Creative Advisors) in 2009, began the incalculable journey of leading stellar collectives of great artistic minds and institutions as a strategist and consultant. Janice’s insight has also been an integral part of developing programming and communications plans for independent artists to municipalities and “Fortune 100” companies. She served as both as a member of the Chicago Cultural Plan Advisory Council (2012) and the Navy Pier Arts Working Group (2016). Janice’s signature workshops for independent artists have been facilitated all over the world, from the Brooklyn Museum to Malaysia. 

In the community, she lends her time to multiple organizations and institutions as a gracious speaker, board member,volunteer, and mentor. From 2013 to 2015, she was appointed and served as Director of Arts and Culture at IMAN with a focus of using art as a foundation and pathway for social justice and restorative healing on Chicago's Southwest Side and in similar marginalized communities. Janice opened Gallery ONI in 2014, a contemporary art gallery and cultural space located in Chicago, Illinois. Gallery ONI is slated to reopen in Detroit, Michigan, dedicated to promoting the work of women artists of color. In 2015, The Art Allies was launched, an initiative created to educate and develop visual art collectors and arts entrepreneurs.

As a visual/multimedia artist, Bond’s photography,minimalist paintings, installations, and soundscapes are inspired by the multidimensional terrain of human perspectives and identity, sacred geometry,sound frequencies, and indigenous fractal patterns found in various cultures and urban landscapes. In 2016, Janice was selected to participate in the first I International Photography Symposium in Daugavpils, Latvia hosted by the Mark Rothko Art Center. Four of her original works from the series “Beyond the Binary” were added to their permanent collection. Janice Bond is currently the Director of Music and Social Programming at The Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago, Illinois..

It is this textured and chromatic tapestry of art making and administration that continues to influence and illuminate her each day.


The journey continues… 


Specialties

Arts& Culture Strategic Planning

Branding and Communications Strategy | Development (Includes Interactive)

Business Development and Strategy

CreativeMediation 

Cultural Production

Curating (Includes Music)

Event Production | Management

Global Market Assessment and Adaptation

Project Management | Logistics (Includes Public Art and Space Reconstruction/Rehab)

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