Everyone is an artist.
Everyone is an actor/activist.
Everyone a teacher.
An expert.

Compassionate Creativity is a process that cultivates self-care through one's expression of caring for the world. With curriculum both online and in person, The Center for Compassionate Creativity aims to remind people of all ages how value times of uncertainy as opportunities to celebrate life through play.

Compassionate Creativity fosters this exploration through 111 values that look at our relationships to elders, strangers, family, friends, technology, medicine, grief, love, work, and play and encourage us all to dream up compassionate and creative ways to take better care of ourselves and one another - especially during times of transition and change. Connected to each value is a story. The compilation of these stories is now featured in Kali Quinn's new teaching memoir, I am Compassionate Creativity. Kali completed a 10,000-mile national tour in Spring of 2016 sharing these stories in homes across the US before choosing to live and create her own home/center in Guilford, Vermont.

Kali's current focus is supporting recent graduates in their twenties to create a healthy, balanced, and fulfilling lifestyle. Check out this program now.

If you would like to visit the center and/or create a specialized retreat for your group, email Kali at: kali@kaliquinn.com. In the meantime, we invite you to check out our workshops, listen to our podcasts, and join our community's conversation online.


Kāli Quinn, Founder of Compassionate Creativity

Kali Quinn is a facilitator of Compassionate Creativity through innovative storytelling, physical play, performances, creative discovery, and community dialogue.

Kāli is from Buffalo, NY and now lives in Guilford, VT. She has taught clown, mask, movement, devising, and creative leadership at Brown University and worked as Stateside Faculty for Accademia dell’Arte (Arezzo, Italy). Kāli has facilitated Compassionate Creativity at: Creative Medicine Series at Brown University, McDonogh School, United Natural Foods, Pearl Theatre Company, Celebration Barn, New England Center for Circus Arts, MIT, Duke University, Putney School Summer Programs, Vermont Academy, Connecticut College, Boston University, Emory College, Bucknell, Clowns Without Borders in Guatemala & Grupo Galpão in Brazil. Kāli served on the Board for the Network of Ensemble Theaters from 2009-2014 and received training at the University of Rochester, with an MFA from Dell’Arte International in Northern California.

Kali offers CREATIVE MENTORSHIP SESSIONS via Skype. Sign up for your free introductory half-hour now.

Her life-long philosophy of Compassionate Creativity can be read in her recent book, I Am Compassionate Creativity.

To learn more about her performances, you can visit: kaliquinn.com

Jake Sapon

Tour Writer & Musician

Jake is originally from Philadelphia and is a graduate of Brown University where he met Kali when he took her course, Explorations in Clown. Jake is a writer, musician and coach, and he is particularly curious about how artistic and athletic practices can integrate body, emotion, mind and spirit. He has led multiple trips in outdoor experiencial eduation throughout the country and is excited to be on the Compassionate Creativity tour. Read Jake's blog posts now.


Mascot & Teaching Assistant

Max and Kali met in Providence, RI in December of 2014 when she went to an animal shelter to pet a dog. They have been journeying together ever since. Part Chow, German Shepard, and Collie, Max is the embodiment of unconditional love. Max is an amazing traveller, teacher, and audience member who brings a calm presence and reminders of play, joy, and compassion everywhere he goes.