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The CREATIVE EDGE: THE WAY OF THE ARTS

Nurturing creative intuitive expression

Fair Oaks, CA   |  www.creative-edge.org

Mission

Through interactive group programs, we encourage each person's unique creative potential by nurturing imaginative expression using various artistic materials and projects. Participation leads to increased self-confidence and awareness and the development of intuitive creative tools. Organizations and other communities positively benefit from each individual's amplified presence, inclusivity, intimacy and creativity.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Carol Lynn Mathew-Rogers Ms

Main address

8822 Swallow Way

Fair Oaks, CA 95628 USA

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EIN

77-0232958

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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Creative Arts Gathering

The monthly Creative Arts Gathering, now held on Zoom, is an inclusive public gathering seeking self-awareness and presence through a practice of contemplation, sharing creative efforts and mutual support. Our stories, dreams and artistic expressions of all kinds become a source of wisdom. This free informal group for all skill levels is for those interested in sharing their creative work and process from a personal point of view.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A monthly introspective art group.
"Give yourself the gift of time away from life’s pressures by joining a supportive community of explorers in the Sacramento area who value artistic adventure and compassionate sharing. Playing on the edge means following one’s curiosity and imagination with an open heart and playful attitude, no matter where it leads, trusting that the process will be one of discovery and simple appreciation. No art experience is needed. This workshop is open to men and women.

Delve into a different art medium each month, focusing on your intuitive creativity. An evocative poem will prompt your ideas, then you will create in a quiet atmosphere, and finish with the opportunity to share your art and experience with others."

Population(s) Served
Adults

A six-week writing group that meets numerous times each year.
"Join this easy-going group whose focus is to explore through the act of spontaneous writing. Each week your facilitator will offer several poetic or artistic prompts to jump start your creativity, and all you have to do is allow the words to appear in whatever form they take.

Every person, even those who don’t think of themselves as “writers,” has a strong, creative voice, and the sharing of each unique writing enhances the experience for everyone. This group provides a non-judgmental environment for exploration and learning.

“Whether your purpose for writing is artistic expression, communication with friends and family, the healing of the inner life, or achieving public recognition for your art – the foundation is the same: the claiming of yourself as an artist/writer and the strengthening of your writing voice through practice, study, and helpful response from other writers.”
— Pat Schneider Writing Alone and With Others

This writing group of both men and women is based on the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) philosophy founded by Pat Schneider that everyone has a unique voice; everyone is born with creative genius; and that writing belongs to all people regardless of economic or educational level. A basic premise is that the sharing of writing can be done without damage to artistic self-esteem."

Population(s) Served
Adults

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The CREATIVE EDGE: THE WAY OF THE ARTS

Board of directors
as of 11/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Carol Mathew-Rogers

The Creative Edge

Term: 2017 -

Donald William Mathews

Retired Navy and Teacher

Richard Sherman Mathew-Rogers

retired Aerospace Engineer

Ann Foley

Director of Workplace Experience Stanford University

Talib Huff

Outschool

Nancy Drewek

retired teacher

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/8/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

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