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About Caldera

Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs.

We never saw Caldera as a place that creates artists. It is a place that creates community. That inspires confidence. Provides clarity. Caldera is the simple notion that when you show someone the power of their own creativity, it suddenly feels like anything is possible. Whether it's as a camper, a counselor or a resident artist; whether it's through the arts or the environment or the people; Caldera exists as a way to find that creativity, and enable the change it creates.

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Latest News

Caldera Announces 2017 Artists in Residence

October 17, 2016

Click here for more information on the 23 artists who have been selected as our 2017 Artists in Residence and join us in celebrating their work during our Open Studios series this year on the last Saturday of each month of residencies: January 28, February 25, and March 25.

Oregon Arts Commission Awards Two Grants to Caldera

October 11, 2016

Caldera was recently awarded an $11,572 Operating Support grant and a $14,918 Arts Learning grant. The Oregon Arts Commission dispersed over $1.4 million statewide between the two grants, benefitting 132 arts organizations. Caldera received the largest Arts Learning grant of any of the recipient organizations this year! 

Skateboarding Reseller, CCS, Supports Caldera

September 10, 2016

Oregon-based skateboarding reseller, CCS, has chosen Caldera as one of five non-profit beneficiaries of their Community25 program! During Community25, CCS will donate 25% of profits on their branded apparel, up to $10,000, to Caldera and four other non-profits.

Call for Applications for Filmmaker in Residence 2017

August 30, 2016

Caldera, BendFilm, and The Museum at Warm Springs are collaborating to host an experienced filmmaker who will be in residence at Caldera’s Arts Center for four weeks in March 2017. Through this position, our aim is to illuminate the creative and cultural voices of members of The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

Share Your Caldera Stories and Memories

June 21, 2016

As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, we’re collecting stories from the Caldera community and would love to include yours! Whether you’ve been a Caldera student, parent, teaching artist, mentor, staff member, artist in residence, board member, donor, visitor, intern, or supporter, please share how you’ve been impacted and inspired by Caldera by submitting your story here.

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Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

“Caldera is who I am, who I was and who I've yet to become. If it didn't exist…”

Taylor/Shutterbug, Portland student
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“Without Caldera I wouldn't have had as many positive experiences with art and…”

Sarah/Llama, Central Oregon student
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