Jen Hunter is an experienced project manager. Previous to joining Short Circuit Jen lead the Culture Counts project which was responsible for raising the profile and the understanding of the value of the wider culture sector across Government and Parliament. While at Culture Counts Jen established the CPG Creative Economy and the CPG Culture and Communities networks at the Scottish Parliament, because networks provide us with an opportunity to get together to create change.
Previous to Culture Counts Jen worked across entertainment unions, including undertaking an organisational review for the Scottish Artists Union and working for over eight years as an organiser for the Musicians’ Union within Scotland and Ireland. Jen is interested in film due to the power that stories have to change narratives, particularly as we now live within a world of damaging misinformation, film plays a vital role in building understanding and empathy, particularly within complex issues.