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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.

Caldera granted $10,000 from Trust Management Services

Posted on: July 21st, 2014

Caldera is happy to announce that we recently received a grant of $10,000 from Trust Management Services to support our 2014-15 Central Oregon Middle School Youth Mentoring Program.

Funding will specifically support activities in our six Central Oregon partner middle schools, all of which have a high proportion of low-income students. These schools include Elton Gregory Middle School (Redmond), Obsidian Middle School (Redmond), Terrebonne K-8 Community School (Redmond), Pilot Butte Middle School (Bend), Jefferson County Middle School (Madras), and our newest partner, Warm Springs K-8 Academy (Warm Springs Reservation).We will provide consistent, year-long arts mentoring to ~100 underserved students attending these schools, including: weekly in-school classes; week-long arts residencies; two weekend Intensive workshops; public showcases; and a variety of other activities. We’ll also provide secondary services (school-wide artist residencies that culminate with assemblies, performances, etc.) reaching an additional 2,500 students who attend these schools.

During the 2014-15 school-year, our activities will be focused around an organization-wide project, 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.

Trust Management Services, LLC (TMS) was organized to contract with, assist and better prepare Charitable organizations to make sound funding decisions and maximize responsible giving in Oregon. For more information, visit their website: http://trustmanagementservices.net.

 

Caldera Receives Grants from The Oregon Community Foundation

Posted on: July 17th, 2014

Caldera is excited to announce that we are the recipient of a $70,000 grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation for the Studio to School program. These competitive grants were awarded to just 18 non-profit programs across the state.  Studio to School supports the expansion of our year-round arts-based mentoring and photographic storytelling programs at Peninsula K-8 for the next three years. 

During the upcoming school year, Caldera will extend its programming to serve 3rd– to 8th– graders at Peninsula, creating a cohort that will untimely participate in Caldera for 10 years, from 3rd– to 12th-grade (instead of our typical 7 year cohorts). This is an exciting moment for Caldera, and we look forward to using this project as a model for other partner schools across the state.

Late last year, Caldera was also awarded $15,000 ($10,000 from the Fred W. Fields Fund and $5,000 from the Anonymous Fund) to support our Teacher Training Program from OCF. The Teacher Training Program serves teachers and students in Caldera’s ten partner schools, integrating art into the classroom, working with artists, and increasing the effectiveness of working with underserved youth.

“We are a foundation that values education – and the arts are a critical component of a complete education. We need solutions for making quality arts education opportunities available for all Oregon’s youth and we believe that our Studio to School partners are part of those solutions,” said OCF President and CEO Max Williams.

The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds OCF awards more than $60 million annually in grants and scholarships. OCF makes grants through an application process that involves local citizens in the review and evaluation of requests for funds. For more information, visit www.oregoncf.org.

 

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