THE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS AT A CROSSROADS TOOLKIT:
Managing Transitions and Preserving Assets
Written and developed by Mollie Quinlan-Hayes and published by NCAPER, the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response
This project was produced by NCAPER with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts to South Arts, the administrative home of NCAPER, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Mollie Quinlan-Hayes is an Independent Consultant, working out of Marietta, Georgia. She consults widely for major arts organizations throughout the United States on strategic planning/organizational development, readiness planning, grantmaking and program design, as well as serving as a skilled facilitator in diverse settings. In addition to strategic planning, Mollie’s specialty is the conception, design/development and delivery of novel programs which address often nascent needs, and bring together teams of both internal and external players for successful rollout and adoption. Mollie’s perspective on Board development and relations is informed by her experience as a Board member - on the founding Boards of ARTability Arizona, the Alliance for Audience/ShowUp.com, and as an officer for the Georgia Arts Network – and as staff liaison to the Board members of South Arts and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
Mollie directed the development and implementation of ArtsReady, a national initiative of South Arts launched in 2009, providing arts organizations with resources to create customized readiness plans for post-crisis sustainability. She continues to consult on this project, and ArtsReady 2.0 is rolling out in 2021. Mollie works hands-on with individual arts organizations to develop readiness plans tailored to them. She serves on, and served as Co-Chair, of the Steering Committee of the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER). She coordinates the Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants administered by NYFA; and provides professional development in the areas of New Approaches to Board Development, Strategic Planning, and Readiness Planning. She served as the Deputy Director and Accessibility Coordinator for South Arts, one of the six U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, from 2006 through 2020. Prior to that, she worked with the Arizona Commission on the Arts for over 14 years. She has been a speaker and grant review panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, several regional arts organizations, and a dozen state and local arts agencies.