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Quinlan Hayes, Mollie

Mollie Quinlan-Hayes ( served as Deputy Director of South Arts from 2006 through 2020 and has directed the national initiative ArtsReady since its inception following the 2005 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Mollie has led workshops across the country and online helping arts leaders incorporate readiness planning into their organizational activities and culture. Her career reflects her advocacy and success in addressing opportunities and responsibilities of arts leaders which are not sexy, but contribute to organizational sustainability and service. These include crisis readiness (ArtsReady), accessibility for individuals with disabilities (founding board member of ARTability), and establishing cash reserves (Arizona ArtShare). Mollie has served as a speaker and panelist for many organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts and Grantmakers in the Arts. She contributed to the Cultural Placekeeping Handbook, and served as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of NCAPER. Mollie is based in Atlanta.

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