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Summer 2020 Community Residencies

Posted on: June 19th, 2020

Summer 2020 Community Residencies

The application for our 2020 Summer Community Residencies is open now! Caldera is excited to announce two summer residencies in July and August to support Black alumni of our Youth and Residency Programs. We look forward to welcoming our alumni back to the community and warmth that is Caldera to work on personal projects and enjoy the outdoors. Details on the residency and application are available here.


Artists in Residence Application Workshops

Posted on: April 8th, 2020

Artists in Residence Application Workshops

The application for our 2021 Artists in Residence Program is open now! If you have questions about the program or the process, please join us for an online workshop. During these sessions we will review our Artists in Residence Program, the application, and the selection process. We’ll offer tips on how to prepare a strong application for Caldera, and other residency programs, as well as provide time for a Q&A session.


Workshop Dates + Registry Information:
Monday, April 20 at 3:00 – 4:00 pm pacific time. Register here.
Wednesday, May 6 at 10:00 – 11:00 am pacific time. Register here.

Both workshops will be held via Zoom and recordings will be available.


Caldera Announces 2020 Artists in Residence

Posted on: January 17th, 2020

Caldera announces 28 artists who have been selected for residencies in winter 2020.


Through our residency program, Caldera supports artists, creatives, and cultural workers to build skills, relationships, and projects that inspire growth, combat oppression, and activate change. Residents draw inspiration from the residency community and the natural world surrounding the Caldera Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Caldera offers 2 and 3.5 week residencies January through March. Residencies are open to US-based and international artists, creatives and cultural workers in any discipline. Artists at any stage of their careers who are not current students are eligible. Residencies are open to parent artists who would like to bring their children.


In 2020, residents will create new works in ceramics, comics/illustration, dance, poetry, painting, music, and many other genres. While in residence, these artists will also offer workshops to students in Caldera’s Youth Program as well as to the public.


Please join Caldera for three afternoons of art and conversation with our 2020 Artists in Residence at Open Studios. This year, our first Open Studios on February 1 will be held at the Downtown Bend Library. For our next two events on February 29 and March 28, we invite you to our Arts Center near Sisters. Open Studios is an exciting opportunity to connect with dynamic and diverse artists from around the country as they share their work alongside young people from Caldera’s Youth Program. Artists in Residence, as well as Caldera students, will share their work with the public through presentations and performances. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.


Applications for 2021 residencies will be open February 1, 2020.


2020 Caldera Artists in Residence

Click here to learn more about our 2020 AiR. 



Intisar Abioto, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Timme Zhiyun Lu, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Tristan Irving, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Theresia Munywoki, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Emma Rust, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Unit Souzou, Performing Arts (Portland, OR)



Maura García, Performing Arts (Lawrence, KS)

Daniel Granias, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Sabina Haque, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Shin Yeon Jeon, Visual Arts (Bend, OR)

Dan Lau, Literary Arts (Queens, NY)

Nitin Mukul, Visual Arts (New York, NY)

Saba Waheed, Literary Arts (Los Angeles, CA)



D’DAT, Performing Arts (Farmington, NM)

Sadé DuBoise, Visual Arts (Scappoose, OR)

Stephanie Littlebird Fogel, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

INFANT, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Aviva McClure, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Shaheen Qureshi, Literary Arts (Brooklyn, NY)

Pamela K. Santos, Visual and Literary Arts (Portland, OR)


Caldera’s Artists in Residence program is supported by The Ford Family Foundation and many generous individual donors.