From South Arts –
South Arts has announced that Victoria Jones of The CLTV Inc. (Collective) in Memphis, TN has been selected to be a part of the inaugural cohort of the Emerging Leaders of Color program.
This is the pilot of Emerging Leaders of Color for South Arts. Building on the success of the Western Arts Federation’s Emerging Leaders of Color program which has been attracting, training, networking, and promoting a new generation of diverse arts leaders since 2010, the South Arts program serves to advance Southern vitality through the arts through leadership development.
In 2015, with the encouragement of artists, activists, and stakeholders, Jones gathered a group of Black artists and founded The CLTV (Collective) in an effort to empower the community they were charged to serve. The CLTV operates under the belief that Black artists and creators are the most thoughtful and brilliant change agents in the city. For that reason the CLTV is dedicated to elevating Black artists in Memphis, using their creative expression and thought energy to empower Black communities, and in execution shifting the culture of Memphis. The CLTV has been covered locally, nationally, and even internationally through publications like Essence Magazine, Vice, The Art Newspaper, and Madame Noire amongst many others.
Jones was named Leadership Memphis’ 2019 Change Maker Honoree, Jones was also named by the Black Millennial Convention as 2019 Millennial Leader to Watch. In 2018 Jones was invited to join the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators.