Jess Knight is a Producer with a multi-disciplinary arts background based in Boorloo, and privileged to work and play on Whadjuk Boodja. She comes to Co3 after eight years with Black Swan State Theatre Company covering various roles that saw her contribute to the delivery of projects such as the international collaboration with the National Theatre of China, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (2016), two regional tours, including the hugely successful The Lighthouse Girl (2018), coordination of four regional live broadcasts which reached up to 33 venues across Western Australia, multiple community engagements, and most recently, the inaugural First Nations multi-arts Maali Festival.
Jess is an avid academic with three degrees, including a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Curtin University (2004), a Masters of Professional Communications; Directing for the Screen, WAAPA (2006) and a Bachelor of Arts Management, Edith Cowen University (2013).
She is a fierce advocate for inclusion and accessibility in the arts and is inspired by work that engages diverse artists and community in meaningful and impactful ways. With a resume that also spans disciplines such as film, comedy, visual art and music, Jess has contributed to cultural conversations and bespoke community experiences through curation, programming, participation, provocation and connection, whilst supporting the creative development of new works and pathways for artists.
Jess dances like nobody is watching, make up her own recipes, is a huge film fan and her creative practice includes painting, writing and designing. She is married to a musician and mother to an empathic 2-year old.