In her role as a Councillor, Jess Scully is drawing upon her experience as a creative industries expert, event director and public art curator, with over fifteen years experience in publishing, events, policy and cultural strategy. Through her projects, she uses creativity and the arts to engage communities in our knowledge economy, and with the public realm.
Jess is the co-chair of the Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel, chair of the Curatorial Advisory Panel, deputy chair of the Cultural and Community Committee, and member of the Audit Risk and Compliance Committee.
She is passionate about increasing participation in local politics, particularly among young people and marginalised communities, about new platforms for distributed decision-making, about local procurement and community wealth building. Jess is interested in the public realm and how we create fair, secure and transparent approaches to the future of the digital public realm in our cities. Jess has been very active in advocating for the nighttime and creative ecology of Sydney, and in developing new approaches to making housing and productive space affordable and accessible to more people.