ARTSINSPIRE PRINCIPALGillian Jones
Artsinspire enables me to bring together my love of Japanese culture, the creative arts, and relationship-building. Since 2007, I have designed and lead friendly, small group tours of Japan personalized to participants’ interests and providing unforgettable experiences often in lesser known places. I embrace the Japanese Zen philosophy of “ichi-go ichi-e” “One time, one meeting” which emphasizes the unique opportunity presented by each interaction. I have postgraduate qualifications in Education, Advanced Group Facilitation, Frontline Management, Japanese Language and Culture, and Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy. I was director of a private cross-cultural educational exchange organization for 18 years and have taught Japanese Language and Business Culture at RMIT and cross-cultural communication in organizations.
I manage Japanese traditional drummers for team building and performances and lead small scale, special interest tours to Japan. In all that I do I hope to facilitate settings in which all participants feel safe and stimulated to express themselves creatively and authentically.
Artsinspire promotes the equitable growth of people and communities, and the just distribution of basic resources and respect for human rights by tithing a percentage of all profits to the International Women’s Development Agency.