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Jess Scully
Festival Director // Curator // Instigator
Sydney, Australia

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Nicholas Pickard

Director of Communications & Government Relations | Copyright Agency

Sydney, Australia

"“A stage space has two rules: 1 - Anything can happen and 2 - Something must happen.”"

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Finance & Legal
Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Government & Community
Media & Journalism
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

ActivismAdvertisingArchitectureArtBrand StrategyBusiness DevelopmentClimate ChangeCommunityCraftsCultureDanceDigital MediaDramaEducationEntertainmentEntrepreneurshipEnvironmentEventsFashionFilmFinanceGovernmentGraphic DesignHistoryInterior DesignJournalismLawMarketingMediaMedia RelationsMuseumsMusicPerformancePhilanthropyPoliticsPromotionalPublishingRetailSocial ChangeSound DesignStrategy GeneralSustainabilityTechnologyTelevisionTheatreTravelVisual ArtsWriting

Very good at:
+ Applications for Creative Thinking
+ Campaign and Lobbying
+ Communications strategies and narratives

About me & my work:

Nicholas is a communications specialist with an in-depth knowledge of media relations, public affairs, strategy and messaging development, reputation management, social media and marketing.

Nicholas has managed the profile and reputation of organisations and public figures across government, transport and infrastructure, creative industries and the media. His experience includes orchestrating the narrative and communications plans of everything from major infrastructure projects, a national cultural policy and urban rejuvenation projects to ministerial delegations, change management strategies and film festivals.

A former journalist and ministerial adviser with a track record in C-suite advisory, Nicholas worked on Heathrow's successful third-runway expansion campaign with editorial oversight across public affairs, media, corporate affairs, advertising and digital. Returning to Sydney in 2016, he is now Director of Communications and Government Relations for the Copyright Agency, Australia's national copyright licensing organisation for the literary, publishing, media and visual arts industries.

He is a theatre directing graduate of the Akademija za gledališce, radio, film in televizijo in Ljubljana, Slovenia mentored by Dušan Jovanovic and Sebastijan Horvat.

My links:

Australian Arts in Asia Awards | The Australian Arts in Asia Awards celebrate the important role Australian artists and arts organisations play in enhancing Australia's relationship with Asia. The Awards recognise, celebrate and promote the significant number of Australian artists engaging with Asia, who contribute to stronger, deeper and broader cultural links with Asia.

Heathrow - Taking Britain Further | This isn't about another runway. It's about jobs, economic growth and Britain's position on the global stage. See why an expanded Heathrow is the best choice, from every perspective.

Interactive Games Fund | A suite of new interactive and multi-platform programs and grants.

Creative Australia - National Cultural Policy | Creative Australia, the Australian Government’s national cultural policy, celebrates Australia’s strong, diverse and inclusive culture. A plan for a decade, it describes the essential role arts and culture play in the life of every Australian and how creativity is central to Australia’s economic and social success: a creative nation is a productive nation.

Australia Council Bill 2013 | The biggest reforms to Australia's principal arts funding body since its establishment in 1975, the new Act updates the Council’s functions and governance structure to reinforce the centrality of the artist in the provision of programs and support. It modernised the legislative framework to ensure the new Board has the flexibility to establish panels of artistic peers to provide advice or to make recommendations on specified matters, including the awarding of grants based on peer assessment.

National Live Music Office | The National Live Music Office was created to partner with governments, local councils, communities, businesses, musicians and songwriters on how to lift barriers to ensure more acts can perform at venues around the country.


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