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Latest News

Caldera was the recipient of a 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Award. Click here to read more.

Now Hiring for Caldera’s Next Executive Director

February 6, 2017

Caldera seeks a visionary Executive Director to provide strong strategic leadership to Caldera, give voice to Caldera’s mission and equity work, oversee all organizational operations, and build interest in financial, programmatic, and community-based support for the organization. Now accepting applications through February 28, 2017. Click here for more details on how to apply.

Executive Director, Tricia Snell, Says Farewell to Caldera

January 31, 2017

Caldera’s Executive Director of the past ten years, Tricia Snell, will be stepping down this spring. Having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, Tricia is proud to leave the organization in a position of strength, with a solid and integral staff and board who are committed to supporting Caldera’s continued success.

Caldera Awarded RACC Project Grant

January 24, 2017

Caldera was recently awarded a Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) Project Grant for one of our 2017 Youth Program In-School Artist Residencies. Caldera was one of 52 nonprofits to receive funding.

2018 Artists in Residence Call for Applications

January 15, 2017

Applications are now open through June 16, 2017 to be one of our 2018 Artists in Residence.

New Geography of We Workbook & Webpages Released

November 22, 2016

Caldera is excited to announce the release of our newest Geography of We workbook and webpages. Our ongoing Geography of We project tells the story of our youth’s journey through creative adventures focused on a year-long environmental theme. This year, we take you through The Geography of We: The Sun–Our Solar Constant.

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We Believe In The Power of Creativity

Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Caldera. Caldera serves Oregon youth from both urban and rural communities with limited access to educational and economic resource opportunities. Our programs nurture individual creativity to ignite self-expression and transform the way young people engage in their lives, families, and communities.

Each year we support over 430 youth from Central Oregon and Portland, integrating over 100 professional youth workers, artists, and environmental specialists as mentors and teachers. In 2015, Caldera received a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama, recognizing Caldera as one of the top youth arts programs in the nation.