LOCI sponsors projects that harness the creativity of local residents to create stronger, healthier, and more vibrant communities. We do this by providing funding to individuals—the LOCI fellows—who collaborate with planners, nonprofits, local residents, and public officials to think differently and implement innovative solutions to a broad range of community needs.
CREATIVE INTERVENTIONIST FELLOWSHIP
LOCI fellows include artists, neighborhood leaders, concerned mothers, social workers, teachers, and architects—all people with a passion for their community and ideas to help transform them. They range in age and identity, but are unified in creating opportunities for community residents to come together, often in public spaces, to participate in and benefit from Fellow projects.
FUNDING TO LOCAL ARTISTS
The League of Creative Interventionists was founded in 2014 by artist Hunter Franks. Franks was carrying out creative interventions in San Francisco and met similar people who wanted to make their neighborhoods and cities more connected and joyous. He started the League as a way to bring those people together and soon people around the country were forming League chapters in their cities. As the League grew, we recognized the need for projects to be resident-led and for those residents to be provided funding, mentorship, and peer support to elevate their work. The League evolved into a non-profit in 2017 and we shifted our focus to providing resources to artists and emerging leaders in their neighborhoods. In 2018, the League welcomed Jonell Logan as our Executive Director to drive forward our vision of a connected network of community catalysts.
JONELL LOGAN // EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jonell Logan is an independent curator and arts advocate dedicated to supporting artists, transforming communities, and creating accessible creative spaces.
Jonell is the founder of 300 Arts Project, an arts consulting company that supports community engagement, equity and diversity in arts via training, strategic planning, and exhibitions. 300 Arts has partnered with a number of organizations including Advent Co-Working, Charlotte, North Carolina; the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, Georgia and the UTSA Institute of Texan Culture, San Antonio, Texas to develop programs and exhibitions that serve creatives, neighborhoods, and museum goers from diverse backgrounds.
Originally from New York, Logan worked at several arts organizations including The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of Art; Studio Museum in Harlem. Moving South, she worked at the the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina; and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American History and Culture in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Logan is deeply invested in servant leadership. She is currently an American Leadership Forum – Charlotte Region Fellow. She is an alumnus of the Lee Institute’s Leading for Change program; the Arts and Science Council’s Catalyst for Cultural Equality program, and Leadership Charlotte. Logan is a member of The Women’s Impact Fund, Goodfriends, and serves in leadership at the Junior League of Charlotte.