Jonell Logan knows a thing or two about getting creative to spark change.
As the National Executive Director of The League of Creative Interventionists (LoCI), Jonell has had her hand in many projects across the country that have fostered change and made a tangible impact in the community, especially here in Charlotte. The LoCI is a nonprofit that uses creativity to transform communities from within by connecting and supporting a national network of artists and community partners.
When Jonell takes a break from wearing her Executive Director hat, she spends her time being an independent curator and running 300 Arts Project, her arts management and consulting company. She originally hails from New York, where she worked at several “little-known” arts organizations including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of Art, and Studio Museum in Harlem.
With a resume like that, Jonell knows her stuff when it comes to art and we are happy she made the move down South and brought her passion for arts advocacy with her!
Between helming a national nonprofit, running her own artistic endeavors, being an art advocate, and trying to create change on a daily basis, there are bound to be some challenges. We asked Jonell to share some with us.
Here are the three biggest challenges Jonell sees in her creative life on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
Modesty isn’t always the best policy
“LoCI has been doing great work in Charlotte since 2018, but we’ve neglected to tell that story. We must get the word out to garner increased financial support for creatives and the communities they work with.”
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere
“Every one of our staff members and fellows balance this work with a day job. Our planning and logistics meetings all happen after 5pm which makes caring for family, friends, and yourself a juggling act.”
So is it a date?
“Our fellows design projects and interventions in, with, and for the community. We want more Charlotteans at the table. Our challenge to you – join us for an upcoming community conversation and become a Creative Interventionist.”
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