Individual Artists Program Director

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Five Words About Me:

Curious; Enthusiastic; Thoughtful; Collaborative; Silly

One Surprising Skill:

I am good at fixing things

Mollie Flanagan (she/her) is the Individual Artists Program Director at RISCA. She manages and oversees the agency’s support for artists, including grants, programs, and services. After a decade long career as a lighting designer, stage manager, and production manager for a wide variety of performing arts, Mollie went to grad school for arts entrepreneurship and management. During grad school, she discovered a love for artist services – supporting individual artists in making art and making a living. She joined the RISCA staff in February 2017, and currently lives by the river in Central Falls. She is now a hobby crafter – knitting, crocheting, and making things out of cement (small planters, mostly). She also gets overly excited about the first (insert fruit or vegetable here) of the season appearing at the farmers market or in her friends’ gardens, and is very proud of her small jungle of houseplants.