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Public Workshop with AiR Dean Spade

Posted on: December 8th, 2016

Art, Survival, & Transformative Social Change with February AiR Dean Spade

Sunday, February 12
1 p.m.– 3 p.m.
OSU-Cascades | Academic/Dining Building, Room 206
1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Bend, OR  97702

How do images, songs, films, performances, novels, and other works of art transform our political reality? How have artists participated in social movements? What role does art practice, both by professional artists and by anyone and everyone, have in building a more just world? How does art transform our relationships to each other, ourselves, and the planet? How does art help us survive disasters, oppression, and dangerous political conditions?

Join attorney, activist, writer, and Caldera Artist in Residence Dean Spade for an interactive workshop about art and social change. Together we will look at some of the art that has fueled and been created by contemporary movements to dismantle racism, cultivate gender liberation, oppose police violence and mass imprisonment, abolish immigration enforcement, build indigenous sovereignty in North America and the Pacific, and fight for climate justice. We will discuss how art has impacted our own political development and what role art might have in how we survive a political moment that is bringing up fear and hopelessness but also mobilization and solidarity.

This event is free and open to the public. Required registration here.


Dean SpadeDean Spade is an associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law. In 2002 he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a nonprofit collective that provides free legal help to low-income people and people of color who are trans, intersex, and/or gender nonconforming and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law. In 2015 he released Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!, an hour-long documentary that follows a local queer-community controversy and examines the concept of pinkwashing (watch free here).


Happy Holidays and December Newsletter

Posted on: December 22nd, 2015

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As 2015 comes to a close, we extend heartfelt gratitude to the Caldera community for all your support, enthusiasm, and dedication to our youth and mission this year. We couldn’t do this work without you, and as we embark on our 20th anniversary year in 2016, we look forward to celebrating with you all. Happy holidays and may your new year be full of creativity!


Click here for our December newsletter. We announce 2016 Artists in Residence, celebrate a successful Portland Stories of Change, update you on our Youth Program, and encourage end-of-year donations through the Willamette Week’s Give!Guide and the Oregon Cultural Trust. 



A Day In Paradise – Fallen Fruit of Portland

Posted on: October 9th, 2015


More information on each event can be found here: www.CalderaArts.org/FallenFruitPDX. Also, let your friends and family know you’ll be celebrating with us and share our Facebook event page




AiR Alumni Exchange & Celebration – July 21

Posted on: June 1st, 2015


March 2015 Open Studios

Posted on: January 12th, 2015


To read about our March 2015 Artists in Residence, click here and share our Facebook event page with your friends! 



February 2015 Open Studios

Posted on: January 11th, 2015


To read more about our February 2015 Artists in Residence, click here. To view our facebook event page, click here.


Call for 2014- 2015 Artists for In-School Residencies

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014

Innovative proposals are now being accepted by artists of any discipline experienced in teaching in a middle school setting for our one-week in-school residencies at our partner middle schools during the 2014-2015 school year.

If accepted, artists will teach one-week residencies (typically four classes per day of about 30 students each for five days) and offer integrated teacher training for 1- 3 hours as fits the schools’ schedules and needs. Caldera offers one week-long residencies in each of our partner middle schools each year. The residencies culminate in assemblies, performances, etc. that reach each school’s full student body. 

Proposals are open for applicants to design one-week programs in one or more schools in Portland and Central Oregon tailored to the unique needs of each community and focusing on our organization-wide year-long theme, The Geography of We: Humans, Wildlife and the Habitats We Share. This project will provide students with intensive year-long instruction in transmedia art. Students will receive instruction in storytelling techniques that range from traditional forms to cutting edge digital media. Through various mediums/platforms we look to tell stories inspired from such questions as: What is the local flora and fauna? What are we doing to protect local habitats? How do humans and animals interact, share habitat? How do we impact habitats? 

Deadline: August 15, 2014

Residency Dates: November 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015

Proposals accepted at: http://calderaarts.org/caldera/arts-in-residence/application/

Stipend: $500 a week and a 4-week residency at Caldera’s Arts Center on Blue Lake per in-school residency OR $1000 per in-school residency. Materials budget: $250.

Teaching in schools can correspond to residency times or can be arranged at different times then residency.

Location: Portland and Central Oregon. A panel of Caldera staff will select final artists. 

Questions?: Contact AiR Director, Elizabeth Quinn at Elizabeth.Quinn@CalderaArts.org.