William Warrener is Program Assistant at the Center for Cultural Innovation. He is an arts and culture project manager who is in his element when bringing people together to enact positive change. Early into his arrival in Los Angeles William brokered a new partnership between the University of Southern California and King's College London that has enabled students and arts organizations to collaborate on international projects. Since September 2016 he has mentored the inaugural cohort of Urban Futures Lab Fellows for Public Matters, an artist-led social enterprise in Los Angeles.
Before relocating to California William managed projects for the Cultural Institute at King’s College London, including developing professional opportunities for students within London’s most prestigious arts organizations. Between 2012 and 2016, he managed residential courses and coordinated partnerships for international cultural leaders at the Clore Leadership Programme, the UK's pioneering cultural leadership initiative.
William continues to work as an Associate Researcher for design consultancy Bird and Gorton and has completed research for publications including Sir John Tusa's 2014 book, Pain in the Arts. He has an MA in Culture and Creative Industries from King's College London and a BA in Literature from the University of Sussex.