Janice Bond

 Curator | Interdisciplinary Artist | Experiential Architect

From Texas to Tokyo, local art exhibitions to international music festivals, Janice Bond's forward thinking/high-energy approach has been utilized to develop a myriad of programs and experiences across the globe. Her interest and investments in cultural production stem 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 chief strategist and consultant. Janice’s insight has also been an integral part of developing multidisciplinary programming and communications plans for independent artists, municipalities, and “Fortune 100” companies alike. Additionally, she served as both as a member of the Chicago Cultural Plan Advisory Council (2012) and the NavyPier 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, Bond 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 for both Chicago's Southwest Side and in similar marginalized communities around the United States. Janice opened Gallery ONI in 2014, a contemporary art gallery and cultural space located in Chicago, Illinois. In 2015, The Art Allies was launched, an initiative created to educate and develop visual art collectors and arts entrepreneurs. In 2016, Janice Bond became the Director of Music and Social Programming for The Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, then  HotelVan Zandt in Austin, Texas.

As an artist, her 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.  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

Creative Mediation 

Cultural Production

Curating (Includes Music)

Experiential Marketing/Event Production | Management

Market Assessment and Adaptation

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

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