DEIA Advisory Committee – Molly Cairney

Molly Cairney is an artist, creative space-maker, and arts professional. She is the Executive Director of Art Possible Ohio, the statewide service organization on the arts and disability in Ohio where she works with artists of all ages who have disabilities to make arts and cultural experiences more accessible and inclusive.

Prior to Art Possible Ohio she was the Manager for Studio Initiatives at the Columbus Museum of Art where she designed and led studio programming for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. She collaborated with Columbus-based artists on special projects and participatory experiences in the museum and the community. In addition, she managed the Studio space and a team of Program Associates who helped facilitate programs and made the Studio a welcoming, open, and exciting place to share ideas, collaborate with others, and experiment with materials.

Prior to CMA she worked at the Ohio History Connection in a few positions including State Coordinator for Ohio History Day and Project Director for several National Endowment for the Humanities and Department of Education grants. She has also worked at a few other arts organizations around town including the Urban Arts Space, Ohio Art League, and Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Some of her favorite things include running, kayaking, camping, researching obscure historical events, and making art, usually with collage or fiber.