Marquis Studios is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing arts-in‐education services to 170 New York City public schools annually. We strive to develop a strong partnership between artists and teachers by providing arts programs to supplement traditional classroom teaching techniques. Each residency or workshop focuses on a specific visual or performing arts discipline selected by school staff and administration.
Marquis Studios administrative staff is comprised of thirteen employees with occasional help from interns and volunteers.
Ashley Tucker has over 10 years of experience in Arts and Cultural Administration. As the Director of Operations for Marquis Studios, she supports the Executive Director with the day-to-day operations of the organization. She has a background in the Visual Arts and holds a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design; and holds a Master’s degree in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute. As a consultant, Ashley has worked as a fundraiser, project manager and event planner across sectors. She has developed strategic recommendations ranging from systematic improvements to potential investment opportunities for nonprofit and private sector clients. Ashley is honored to serve Marquis Studios’s mission as the Director of Operations as she is committed improving equity and access to the arts for all.
Jenn Anne Williams is ecstatic to be an Education Liaison with Marquis Studios! As an artist, educator, and administrator, Jenn brings over 10 years of experience implementing high-quality, interdisciplinary art programs. With a strong belief that all youths deserve equitable access to the arts, Jenn has developed inclusive programs, published curriculum guides, and trained educators in how to use the arts as a tool for understanding, development, and social change with non-profit organizations like the Foundation for Sustainable Development, Children’s Museum of the Arts, Center for Urban Pedagogy, and IntegrateNYC; in addition to over 100 New York City public schools and community based organizations. Jenn earned a BA in Studio Art from Hanover College, a MA in Art Therapy, Education, and Community Practice from New York University, and recently became certified in Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing from York University. Outside of arts advocacy, you can find Jenn riding her bike all across New York City or testing out a new recipe in her kitchen.