William Penrose is the Executive Director at NURTUREart and is an advocate for providing direct support to artists across all disciplines. He previously served as the Director at Rema Hort Mann Foundation and, before that, managed the residency programs at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Will was the registrar at Sundaram Tagore Gallery and has worked at Scottsdale Cultural Council, for both Scottsdale Public Art and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Additionally, Will has consulted at the Research Center for Arts and Culture (RCAC) for research projects on living artists. He is a contributing author to the RCAC’s reports Still Kicking: Aging Performing Artists in NYC and LA Metro Areas and Art Cart: A Feasibility Study for a National Model. Will has lectured at NYU, Drew University, and Parsons: The New School for Design. He was an inaugural participant in NYFA’s Emerging Leaders Boot Camp and has served on the Junior Committee for Dance/NYC. He currently serves on the Board for the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps, a symphonic and marching band based in New York City. He holds an M.A. in Arts Administration from Columbia University, as well as a B.S. in Economics, B.F.A. in Drawing, and Minor in Philosophy from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University.