In the past 12 years, BCMG Director Nike Jonah has gained extensive International experience working across a broad spectrum of the arts and creative industries both in London and New York. This includes Design, Advertising, and Fashion. Nike was, employed as the Senior Diversity Officer – decibel Project Manager at Arts Council England.
decibel was an Arts Council England programme designed as a strategic intervention to support and raise the profile of diverse artists in England. It delivered an ambitious programme of events and activities that included not only the showcasing of artists and companies, but also sector specific dialogues; debate and discussions with stakeholders and practitioners; bursaries and strategic intervention aimed to effect change across all art forms.
In 2010, the prestigious Cultural Leadership Programme, named Nike as a of 50 female leaders to watch in the ‘Women to Watch’ list which featured, directors, producers and curators from across the UK and celebrated women who are who are already making a huge contribution to the rich cultural life of the UK, and have the potential to rise to the very top.
Nike delivered four editions of Decibel Performing Arts Showcase, one of Arts Council’s most successful diverse projects. She has growing international networks through her work as an External Advisor for the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase 2011 and through her development of decibel’s International Fellowship Programme a joint programme with Visiting Arts. She keenly encourages wider participation and access to the arts for all and believes that digital opportunities offer a variety of accessible solutions.
Late 2012, Nike began a new chapter, establishing her own strategic development agency, Connecting Dots, to take full advantage of her unique expertise and extensive network.