Arts, Culture, and Humanities

CREATIVE COMMUNITY INC

Relax, Refresh, Regroup

aka Kalien Retreat   |   Dunedin, FL   |  http://www.kalien.org

Mission

Creative Community, Inc exists to provide spaces, experiences, mentors, and gatherings for gifted artists and leaders to discover, develop and discipline their dreams through refreshment, encouragement and diffusion of ideas.

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Randy Elrod

Main address

1429 San Mateo Drive

Dunedin, FL 34698 USA

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EIN

20-5350750

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

re:create Conferences

Annual global gathering (since 1999) of artists for refreshment, encouragement, and diffusion of ideas.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Budget
$45,000

For men over age 38. This two-and-a-half day adventure and secret rite (one-on-one with founder Randy Elrod) focuses on finding meaning in the second half of life. The price includes the re:Quest experience and two nights lodging at a cabin here at Kalien. Additional nights lodging can be purchased if available.

Population(s) Served
Males
Budget
$500

48 Hours of Solitude in the refreshing and beautiful retreat setting of Kalien. Also features eight hours of encouragement and questions one-on-one with Randy Elrod featuring a safe non-judgmental environment and “anything goes” conversation about your choice of topics: leadership, creativity, ministry, entrepreneurship, finances, social networking, teamwork and many more, while hiking OR just sitting and talking on the deck or screened-in porch looking over the forests and scenic vistas while enjoying the libation of your choice. This experience includes two nights lodging at Kalien and much more (see benefits below). Click HERE for an informational brochure.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Artists and performers
Budget
$899

A two-hour walk along one of the many forest trails or country roads at Kalien with founder Randy Elrod and his wife Gina talking about the subject of your choice.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Artists and performers
Budget
$500

A rustic elegant fully equipped cabin for any person needing refreshment, relaxation, and restoration. Scholarships are available upon request. The cabin is located at the epicenter of 54 wooded and private acres in the Appalachian foothills less than one hour from Nashville, TN.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Artists and performers
Budget
$35,000

A 54-acre retreat in the foothills of the Appalachians less than an hour from the creative mecca of Nashville, Tennessee USA. A place for refreshment, relaxation, and restoration.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Artists and performers
Budget
$32,000

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Wildlife Federation 2017

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people utilizing our retreat and experiences.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

People who have attended a gathering or experienced lodging at Kalien Retreat.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

We aim to assist and scholarship young aspiring artists, creatives, and others—providing refreshment, encouragement, and diffusion of ideas through successful real-world artistic mentors. We gather creatives from around the world each year in Nashville, TN and also in regional areas across the United States. Our goal is to sponsor in full 35 worthy people for a stay at Kalien Retreat in 2019. We would like to grow this number by 20% over the next five years.

We are soliciting donations from corporate partners. We have already received partnership monies from the Dell Foundation, HCA, CCLI, Liberty Mutual, and individuals. These donations provide scholarships for deserving young artists.

Our company's CEO/Founder Randy Elrod and the artists he has mentored over a thirty year successful career as a musician is the driving force behind our vision. The corporate sponsors we continue to gather also empower and equip us for continued and long-term growth. Our networks and partnerships with record labels and celebrity artists who are willing to serve as mentors enable us to provide world-class training for young upcoming artists. We now have a 54-acre retreat with a beautiful cabin for stays.

Our company's growth and effectiveness can be charted by the numbers of scholar/artists to our retreat, the number of professional artists who serve as mentors, our global reach, the number of corporate and personal sponsors who provide financial donations, and the number of scholarships we award annually for refreshment, relaxation, restoration, and creative work, and small-group mentorship opportunities.

We have attained recent progress toward our long-term goals. Companies such as Dell, HCA, Liberty Mutual, and CCLI have joined us as financial partners. We have awarded over 225 scholarships to Creative Community conferences and small group mentorship opportunities. Our gatherings for creatives have grown from 35 registrants in 1999 to over 170. We attracted conferees from around the world from countries as diverse as Indonesia, U.K., Egypt, Canada, and Peru. We have learned to provide partial scholarships for older artists so that they have "skin in the game," and our full scholarships now go to third world artists and full-time students. Working with artists always comes with risks. Many are unpredictable, procrastinators, highly opinionated, and lone rangers, so a working knowledge within our board provides stability dealing and mentoring with this unique niche of individuals that our world so desperately needs.

Financials

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CREATIVE COMMUNITY INC

Board of directors
as of 5/25/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Randy Elrod

Creative Community, Inc.

Term: 2011 - 2021

Jimbo Gulley

Texas Capital Partners

Gina Elrod

recreate Conferences, LLC

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Keywords

arts, retreat, mentors, creativity, proteges, leadership, solitude, rest, relax, refresh, regroup