Caldera was the recipient of a 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Award. Click here to read more.
August 15, 2018
The Caldera Community Residency (Dec 8 – 22, 2018) is open to Caldera camp staff, teaching artists, and alumni of our Artists in Residence (AiR) program. Spend up to two weeks at the Arts Center working on personal projects among other members of the Caldera community. Click here to learn more and apply.
November 15, 2017
Caldera is thrilled to announce the 16th group of artists that will be participating in our Artists in Residence (AiR) program. Throughout January, February, and March, 21 artists from around the country will each spend a month at the Arts Center. Click here to read more about this dynamic and diverse group.
September 12, 2017
Caldera is excited to welcome cultural ambassadors OneBeat to Central Oregon this fall. 25 young and adventurous musicians from 17 countries, will come together to explore how the arts can renew and restore perspectives, spaces, and societies, as well as work alongside our students in a high school workshop series.
July 18, 2017
The fourth installment of our seven-year Geography of We project is now live! Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, this year’s webpages and workbook highlight both the creative process and final artwork of student projects around our 2016–2017 theme “Fire–Spark, Ignite, and Transform”.
Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. 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.