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Caldera Community Residency


This two-week December residency provides an opportunity for Camp Caldera staff, teaching artists, artists in residence, and year-round Caldera staff to revisit the community and warmth that is Caldera while enjoying time and space to work on personal projects and enjoy the outdoors.

2020 Dates: December 5–19, 2020. All residents must arrive on December 5 between noon and 5 p.m. and stay a minimum of one week (departing Dec 12) or maximum of two weeks (departing Dec 19 by 11 a.m.).

Caldera provides a welcome dinner for all residents on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.

Residents will provide their own meals, materials, and transportation.

This residency is open to all past and current Camp Caldera staff, teaching artists, artists in residence, and current year-round Caldera staff.

This is a child-friendly opportunity. Residents with children under 18 may attend with their child/children and a caretaker. Families will be assigned an A-frame or cabin.

Download the 2019 residency details and application questions as a pdf here.


A-frame or Cabin: Includes 2–4 beds, full bathroom, and mini-kitchen. These spaces will be reserved for artists with children and collaborations of two or more people. Cabins are accessible via a ramp, but are not ADA accessible.

Rooms in Tamarack Hall: Those staying in Tamarack Hall will have two private rooms. Each room includes 1 queen bed, writing desk, and chest of drawers. Bathrooms, kitchen, and living space are shared. Please understand that complete quiet cannot be guaranteed as there will be up to 11 people sharing Tamarack Hall. Quiet hours will be observed between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. Some rooms and bathrooms in Tamarack Hall are ADA accessible.

Studio Space: All studios (Campbell Studio, Photo Studio, and the Grand Room) will be shared among up to three residents/collaborations. Studios are ADA accessible.

Common Spaces: The Hearth Library and Kitchen will be shared among all residents and are ADA accessible.

For more detailed information on accessibility, please contact Caldera staff.


The brief online application will open August 15 and remain open until October 1 or until all spots are filled. Applicants will be notified of their status by October 15. Information requested in the application includes your contact information and what you would like to work on during the residency. 

If you attended a Community Residency in the past, you will be placed on a waitlist initially so that others who have not attended have an opportunity.

2019 Community Residents

Anne Greenwood Rioseco, Portland, OR (Teaching Artist + AiR 2016)
Carolyn Hopkins, Portland, OR (Camp Staff + AiR 2014)
Sarah Stein, Bend, OR (Camp Staff + Youth Program Alum)
Shireen Amini, Bend, OR (Camp Staff)
Cerise Palmanteer, Oakland, CA, (Camp Staff)
Leanne Smith-Lucero, Warm Springs, OR (Camp Staff + Youth Program Alum)
Leland Cheuk, Brooklyn, NY (AiR 2018)
Michael Crenshaw, Portland, OR (Camp Staff + AiR 2017)
maximiliano, Portland, OR (AiR 2019)
Melanie Stevens, Portland, OR (AiR 2017)
Samuel Slater, Portland, OR (Camp Staff)
Shameka Gagnier, Olympia, WA (Teaching Artist)
Zackary Perry, Portland, OR (Camp Staff)