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

Announcing Our 2019 Artists in Residence

August 17, 2018

Caldera announces 23 artists who have been selected for residencies in winter 2019. These artists will spend up to a month at the Caldera Arts Center near Sisters, Oregon. Click here to read more about this exciting group of artists.

Apply for a 2018 Community Residency!

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.

Announcing Our 2018 Artists in Residence

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.

Caldera Partners with Cross-Cultural Arts Initiative, OneBeat,
to bring 25 Young International Musicians to Central Oregon

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.

2017 Geography of We Workbook and Webpages Released!

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”.

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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. 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.