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cre·a·tive

/krēˈādiv/

adjective

relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work

noun

a person who is creative, typically in a professional context.

mi·lieu

milˈyo͞o,milˈyə(r)/

noun

the physical or social setting in which people live or in which something happens or develops

 

Creative Milieu Consulting Group was founded by Jeremiah Ojo in 2012 to serve as a conduit for aiding creative professionals, policy makers and cultural institutions in connecting and establishing sustainable models for growing sectors of the creative economy. It is our firm's focus to facilitate the cultivation and preservation of artistic and cultural production in urban development.

Our consultancy model is based on one central theme: CONNECTIVITY. Connectivity is the thread woven in the fabric of our four portfolios of business:

ART . CULTURE . POLICY . COMMUNITY

Meet Our Team:

Jeremiah Òlayinka Òjó   Founder & Managing Director    Brooklyn, New York Office

Jeremiah Òlayinka Òjó

Founder & Managing Director

Brooklyn, New York Office

Over the last decade, Jeremiah has become a sought after arts and culture management consultant, working internationally in artist development, gallery management, and art fair operations. His collaborative work with minority emerging contemporary artists, art institutions, corporations, and collectors has carved a pathway of connectivity for creative professionals throughout the African Diaspora. Having worked with a number of black-owned, fine art galleries throughout the African Diaspora, Jeremiah has forged an alliance of galleries in North America, Europe, and Africa working uniformly to economically advance the artistic and cultural production of their communities.  In addition to working with independent artists and galleries as a consultant, Jeremiah has worked with the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal as a Project Manager for the Cultural Affairs Office for which he co-curated 11 YALI Creatives from eight African countries in a group exhibition, titled Elsewhen, at the 2016 Dak’ART Biennale. He was also a 2018 Graduate Research Fellow at the National Council of Arts & Culture in Nigeria.

Set to launch in 2020, Jeremiah has taken his work in professional development throughout the art world and has begun developing a new phase for Creative Milieu. This redevelopment aids in the growth of creative’s talents, skills, and experience through an integrated online-learning and staffing agency platform.

Jeremiah holds a Bachelors in Public Policy from the Andrew Young School of Policy at Georgia State University and is completing his Masters in Art Business at Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York. He currently serves on the board of Prizm Art Fair & Prizm Projects. As the Founder and Managing Director of Creative Milieu Consulting Group, he leads a team of consultants who skillfully aid creative professionals, art patrons, and institutions in sustainable, social, and economic growth.

Elizabeth Omeneke Abubakar   Legal Consultant   Lagos & Abuja Offices

Elizabeth Omeneke Abubakar

Legal Consultant

Lagos & Abuja Offices

As a legal practitioner, Elizabeth Abubakar provides legal advisory and transaction support services on practice areas such as Corporate and impact investment, private equity and venture capital, International Trade, Intellectual property and public sector advisory. During her undergraduate studies at University of Lagos, Elizabeth was selected on scholarship by the National Institute of Advanced, Studies, Lagos to enroll for CopyrightX program- an affiliate course organized by Harvard Law School in understanding the core of copyright and its application in everyday business. She currently works as a Legal Associate for the enabling Business Environment Secretariat of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) under the Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on its Ease of Doing Business Project.

Elizabeth's passion for visuals and advocacy work, mixed her diverse background and knowledge of both intellectual property law and doing business in Nigeria, brought her to consult and collaborate with Creative Milieu on strategies and workshops catered to African Contemporary emerging artists, in professionalizing their creative practice. She recently collaborated with Creative Milieu, Founder Jeremiah Ojo, on a workshop entitled, ArtPro: Navigating The Art Business for the Female Artists Association of Nigeria, in August of this year.

 

 

Alexis McGrigg   Administrative Consultant    Atlanta Office

Alexis McGrigg

Administrative Consultant

Atlanta Office

Alexis McGrigg is an Arts Administrator and Artist with Creative Milieu. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from Mississippi State University and her Master of Fine Art in Painting from Texas Tech University. Alexis has been an Administrative Assistant with the Sheldon Museum of Art where she assisted with design, editorial marketing, and social media outreach within the Marketing department, research and catalog management in the Curatorial department, and assembled an online training system for docent instruction in the Education department. She has served as the Assistant Director at Bill Lowe Gallery, where she coordinated all aspects of artist relations and contracts, acted as registrar for inventory management, audits, and shipping logistics, and provided integral organizational support through staff training, management of gallery systems and operations, and sales outreach. 

She also a practicing artist who explores themes of blackness, space, spirituality, identity, and collective consciousness. Her artwork utilizes the mediums of painting, drawing, trans-media, and installation to create fictional and philosophical narratives of black existence that stem from historical and lived experiences. Her work can be viewed, here. Alexis has been with Creative Milieu since our inception and manages both our administrative operations and artist relations, in the United States.

 
Olaoluwa Alabi   Brand Strategy Consultant,   Lagos Office

Olaoluwa Alabi

Brand Strategy Consultant,

Lagos Office

Olaoluwa “Ola” Alabi an avid lover of the arts and is a creative and communication strategist, with a background in Business Management from the National Open University.

He began his career at Extrafemi Social as a content creator, after which he held a senior role at global cultural organization like the Q dance Company, brand consultancies for- Revolving Art Incubator, Bank Of Industry Nigeria, Film Locations, NG and has worked on the client side heading brand management. Ola is also the founder of, Blacark, a 360 Global cultural communication and production company made up of curators, filmmakers, technologist, artists, rule breakers, storytellers and relentlessly curious minds, inspiring a more creative world by fitting consciousness to creativity.

Ola joins Creative Milieu’s team of consultants in working with Nigerian contemporary artists and art enterprises in brand strategy and development.