Mollie Quinlan-Hayes, South Arts

TITLE: Deputy Director

FUNDING AREAS: Theater, dance, music, literary arts, film, traditional arts

CONTACT: MQuinlanHayes@SouthArts.org, (404) 874-7244 ext. 31

PROFILE: Mollie Quinlan-Hayes is deputy director of South Arts. Her bio on ARTSblog says:

Mollie Quinlan-Hayes is currently the Deputy Director and Accessibility Coordinator for South Arts, Atlanta, GA. Mollie joined South Arts in early 2006. South Arts is one of the nation’s six regional arts organizations, and is a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts. As Deputy Director she works with all South Arts programs, the board, member state arts agencies and other partners to make a positive difference in the arts throughout the South. She oversees South Arts’ portfolio of activities and helps to guide strategic planning and evaluation. She is director of South Arts’ national initiative ArtsReady, providing business continuity planning and emergency preparedness for arts organizations. She serves as co-chair of the Steering Committee of the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response. She has served as a speaker/panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous state arts councils. Previously, Mollie worked for the Arizona Commission on the Arts for 14 years.

In her own words on LinkedIn, Quinlan-Hayes shares this about her current and previous experience:

I joined South Arts in early 2006. South Arts is one of the nation’s six regional arts organizations, and is a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts. As Deputy Director I work with all South Arts programs, the board, member state arts agencies and other partners to make a positive difference in the arts throughout the South. I oversee South Arts’ portfolio of activities and help to guide strategic planning and evaluation. I'm currently director of South Arts’ national initiative ArtsReady, providing business continuity planning and emergency preparedness for arts organizations. I serve as co-chair of the Steering Committee of the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response. I've served as a speaker/panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous state arts councils. Previously, I worked for the Arizona Commission on the Arts for 14 years, was a founding board member of Alliance for Audience/ShowUp.com, and of ARTability/Accessing Arizona’s Arts. I'm a facilitator/consultant in strategic planning and participation-building, have been a professional audio describer, and am trained in Critical Response. In Atlanta I create glass sculpture and jewelry as Southern Flameworks. I'm a member of Alternate ROOTS, am married to Michael Quinlan and have a daughter, Chandra Lakin.