With a background in journalism, the cultural sciences and the arts Jon Liinason has latterly been working as a producer and process manager in Artistic Interventions, creating platforms for and mediating in a cross-sector collaboration of the arts, working life and academia. As a social sculptor, working with and exploring art's potential to transform society, he has created a number of musical public collaborations such as Uppdykskören, Go Bach to Sleep and the Swedish branch of Orgelkids. Since the end of 2017, he has been a core member of the GIOA team, specialising in communication, new audiences and innovative practice.
Att berätta sin historia
Jon Liinason is present and engaged in all that he does. And best of all, he is an astute listener, who is interested in hearing what other's have to say and in finding a way to integrate the ideas of all people involved. He is skilled at bringing people together, integrating differences, and underlining each person's strengths. When working with Jon, I think everybody goes away feeling better about themselves and about the world in general.
Memorable for me was talking to Jon about his interests. He has both broad and in-depth experience in many areas, and is skilled at finding ways of bringing these different interests together in his work and life. He is definitely a renaissance man of the twenty-first century.
Dance Artist & Educator
HDK, Business & Design
Jon is challenging in the most positive way.
We had the pleasure of working with him and his business partner Malin Bellman during an integrated university project within the master's program Business & Design dealing with organizational culture. Over a period of ten weeks they were our coaches and mentors with regard to design methods, artistic interventions and group dynamics as well as collaborating and listening to the client.
During a first intense workshop week Jon and Malin used methods that were both eye-opening and mind blowing. It felt uncomfortable at first, but only after a few days we were able to note how we became more perceptive, more open-minded and how our thinking followed more unconventional patterns.
During the project Jon and Malin kept pushing us further with their daring, reasonable and empathetic advise. Jon's enthusiasm and positive energy was very contagious and he supported us in any possible way. Thanks to his and Malin's help our project turned into a big success.
As a coach, business artist, facilitator, mentor, creativity and perception booster we can highly recommend Jon.
Thanks Jon, thanks Malin!
We really appreciated :it.
All the best from all over Europe to Sweden
Business & Design
Jon has an open mind, is sharp and always willing to get the most out of each project collaboration. He can work with calm regardless of external circumstances and has an ability to uplift the people he works with and see their strengths. One side of his personality that I'm impressed with is his ability to listen to and respond to criticism without turning defensive. On the contrary he´s sincerely interested in what people need and then evaluating and working forwards. It is always very fun and progressive to work with Jon.
Kulturskolan Tynnered, Göteborg
Head of Culture
Jon's creativity knows no boundaries and has meant a lot to us in Skaraborg in the urban development project Cities that stand out! An example of a memorable moment during this project, produced by TILLT, was the movie interview Jon made with me in a car riding through a village, documenting the European project Creative City Challenge. The interview was conducted in a very unusual way, as was the study visit to Gröningen, the Netherlands, which was among the best trips I've done.
Head of Culture
I perceive Jon as a very creative person, who has a valuable ability to see opportunity in difficulties. He has a very high communicative ability and easily connects with people, and has the ability to build upon these connections and develop trusting cooperations. He has demonstrated a strong ability to address complex issues, by finding or developing starting points and approaches, by initiating creative development processes and by creating an understanding of goals and how they can be achieved in different ways. Jon is also persevering in achieving results, which makes the collaborations fruitful and profitable.
A trip with Jon always offers refreshing surprises. He consistently refuses to follow old templates and already stepped-upon paths. Instead, he shifts the perspective, takes a new road, and just like that You have discovered something new as a fellow traveler.
As a tour leader, Jon is creative, curious and constantly enthusiastic. He will never give You a charter tour guiding experience.
I worked with Jon on a TILLT project to open an innovation day at Ericsson. After brainstorming some high level goals and setting context for the event, he created a very engaging opening hour for a large audience of engineers. To this day, it is the part of the innovation day that everyone remembers and it really made an impact. He was able to help us approach this day from a very different perspective and gave us the confidence to try something very daring.
Jon has tremendous energy and enthusiasm that can't help but rub off on the people around him. His creativity and fearlessness make him a great asset, and great fun to work with.
Jon is a very responsive person, with a unique ability to create commitment and feelings of joy. He is driven and takes initiative, but at the same time good he´s good at taking rests for hearing others' thoughts and opinions. I feel that Jon is genuinely interested in other people's experiences and in learning from them.
I got to know Jon when I joined a choir he directed. I can have difficulty in taking an active part in groups, but I immediately felt relaxed in the permissive atmosphere that existed there. Jon has the ability to see others' strengths and highlight them in a natural way. Although Jon was the "leader" of the choir, I think of the choir as a collaboration, where I truly felt co-creative in what we produced together. My opinions were taken seriously by Jon, he saw with what I could contribute and made me feel safe to share my experiences.
I would recommend working with Jon because he´s such a tremendously positive and enthusiastic person and has such a sharp analytical ability - a rather rare combination of personality traits.
It´s really nice that Jon likes to mirror You and that he often asks for feedback.
Jon has an unusual ability to explain the added value of art and culture in business, using a terminology that people in companies understand and feel confident with.