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Jess Scully

Curator, TEDxSydney and Festival Director, Vivid Ideas
Jess Scully

Jess Scully is a curator and festival director exploring the crucial role the arts and creative industries will play in building a more inclusive and sustainable future.

In December 2013 Jess will present the Sydney chapter of Kids Hack Day, in collaboration with Thinkspace at the Powerhouse Museum, a global project to revolutionise education by empowering kids with the skills they need to become creators - not just consumers - of a digital world. 

In 2014 Jess will return for a sixth year as the festival director of Vivid Ideas, the creative and cultural pillar of Vivid Sydney. In 2012, The Guardian named Vivid Sydney as one of the top ten ideas festivals in the world: through Vivid Ideas, Jess brings together practitioners and thinkers from across the creative world to share visions for an imagination-powered economy.

As one of the curators of TEDxSydney, Jess works to bring stories about education, innovation and development to one of the most influential public platforms in the Asia Pacific. Jess is also the public art and culture consultant for Green Square Library and Plaza and maintains a connection to media by presenting sohotrightnow, a weekly arts and culture radio show on 2SER.