Molly Sturges is a creative facilitator, consultant, composer/performer, artistic director, and intuitive guide who has worked with individuals and communities around the globe for over twenty years focusing on creativity, healing and social transformation. She works with individuals, communities, and organizations to catalyze vision & meaning, heal trauma, cultivate inner and outer dignity, integrate spirit & form, and nurture life-affirming capacities.
She is the co-founder of Lifesongs ( an intergenerational arts, aging and hospice program), The Creative Action Team and the Institute for Living Story at the Academy for the Love of Learning. She served on the faculty at the University of New Mexico for six years in Arts & Ecology with a focus on arts and community making. She is currently the founder/ artistic director of FIREROCK: Pass The Spark, a catalytic musical production and storytelling project that can be employed, adapted and localized by groups and communities nationwide as a powerful catalyst for community strengthening and sustained climate engagement work.
Molly leads workshops and does public speaking on a range of topics including; aging, death & dying, participatory story-making, and creativity. She creates a wide range of participatory creative activations designed uniquely for each collaborator and setting. She is also the founding director of Littleglobe, a creativity and social transformation non-profit (www.littleglobe.org) and loves to build, and support the building, of programming, collaborative teams and strategy for heart-felt, meaningful and life-affirming work in the world.
A United States Artist Fellow in Music, Molly is best known for hybrid projects integrating participation, performance, creative exchange, and social and environmental equity & healing. Commissions for participatory arts projects include MAP Fund, EU Festival of Culture, The Santa Fe Opera, The City of Evora Portugal and more. She holds an MA in music composition from Wesleyan University. Molly has been an arts and culture advisor on several national arts and leadership initiatives including Opportunity Agenda and Rockwood Leadership.
A life-long student and teacher of contemplative and somatic practices including meditation, yoga and chi gong, Molly integrates these sensibilities into all of her work. She has trained in expressive arts therapies, somatic modalities and is a devoted student of healing arts practitioner, Paula Kim. She is the founder of the Wesleyan University Yoga Program and has been faculty for the Mount Madonna Yoga Teacher Training Program. Molly is based in Santa Fe where she lives with her daughter Quinn, her partner Brian Yee, and their dogs, Devi & Uma.