Penny Hay is an artist, educator and researcher. Penny is Director of Research for 5x5x5=creativity, an arts research charity and part-time Senior Lecturer in Arts Education at Bath Spa University. Previously Penny was a primary teacher, arts advisory teacher and lecturer in arts education at Goldsmiths College, the Institute of Education, University of London, Roehampton Institute and the University of the West of England. Penny has worked extensively in arts education across the UK. Signature projects include the Forest of Imagination, House of Imagination and School Without Walls. Her doctoral research was focused on how adults can support children’s identity as artists.