The Power of Children's Imagination
Director of Research, 5x5x5=creativity, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, Bath Spa University
Penny Hay is an artist and educator, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, Bath Spa University and Director of Research, 5x5x5=creativity (arts research charity). Signature projects include School Without Walls, House of Imagination and Forest of Imagination.
Penny is a member of the Creativity in Education Research Group, Research Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, Bath Spa University, RSA Innovative Education Network, Crafts Council Learning Advisory Group and Visiting Lecturer at Plymouth College of Art.
Previously Penny was a primary teacher, arts advisory teacher, lecturer in arts education at Goldsmiths College, the Institute of Education, University of London, Roehampton Institute and University of the West of England. She co-designed the NSEAD Artist Teacher Scheme with Arts Council England and Tate Modern.
Penny’s doctoral research focused on how we support children’s identity as artists. Penny is an RSA Fellow and awarded by Action for Children’s Arts for her contribution to arts education.