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Now Hiring: Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Posted on: December 8th, 2014

Click here to view a complete job description on our Jobs page. 

Annual Holiday Alumni Gathering

Posted on: November 23rd, 2014


Portland Stories of Change – Rescheduled Date!

Posted on: November 13th, 2014



Caldera’s 2015 Artists in Residence Announced

Posted on: October 14th, 2014

Caldera is pleased to announce the artists chosen for its 2015 Artists in Residence (AiR) program. This year, two cabins have been added to Caldera’s residency program, allowing for an increase to twenty-one artists (from fifteen in 2014) who will be granted one-month stays at Caldera’s beautiful Arts Center near Sisters, Oregon. This year’s applications increased by 56% and made the 2015 selection highly competitive. Congratulations to all our selected 2015 AiR and thank you to all the artists who applied!

Artists attending as residents in 2015 include:

Literary Artists – Glendaliz Comacho, New York, NY; Amy Bonnafons, Brooklyn, NY; Diana Arterian, Los Angeles, CA; Courtney Carlson, Laramie, WY; Allison Cobb, Portland, OR; David Abel, Portland, OR; Stephanie Del Rosso, Brooklyn, NY.

Visual Artists – Kaila Farrell Smith, Portland, OR; Sonja Dahl, Oakland, CA; Kyle Browne, Jamaica Plains, MA; Diane Cook, Portland, OR; John Whitten, Portland, OR; Claudia Bicen, San Francisco, CA; Mandy Greer, Seattle, WA; Horatio Law, Portland, OR; Daniela Molnar, Portland, OR; Allison Walsh, New Haven, CT; and Samantha Mitchell, Philadelphia, PA.

Performing Artists – Tamara Lynne, Portland, OR; Folawole, San Francisco, CA; and Laska Jimsen, Northfield, MN.

Find out more about the artists on our
Current Roster page. 

January through March, Caldera Artists in Residence are immersed in their artistic projects. Along with spending time developing individual works, AiR offer workshops and presentations to Caldera middle and high school students. They also present their work to the public in a free Open Studios series held the last Saturday of each month of residency. 2015 Open Studios dates are: January 31, February 28, and March 28.

Applications for the 2016 AiR session will be open in early January 2015. For more information regarding the AiR program, contact AiR Director, Elizabeth Quinn, via email at


South Korean Photographer, Atta Kim, and PNCA Visit Caldera

Posted on: September 26th, 2014

Atta Kim, world-renowned South Korean photographer, is visiting Caldera September 24 – 28th along with the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research group from Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). While teaching workshops for the students, Kim will also be installing two blank white canvases on Caldera land which will remain there for two years, “taking dictation”, as the artist describes it, from the weather and environment.

Caldera is just one of 80 sites around the world where Kim is doing this innovative, art and environment work. A full description and beautiful photographs/film footage of the project (the film has a beautiful soundtrack) can be found here

About Atta Kim
The work of photographer Atta Kim is marked by its novel rendering of time and its conceptual sophistication and richness.  Interested in the relation of appearance and disappearance, the artist often draws on Buddhist concepts and iconography.  The first photographer to represent South Korea in the São Paulo Biennial, he has exhibited at the International Center of Photography, the Seoul Metropolitan Museum, the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, FotoFest, and the Venice Biennale, among others.  Recent work includes the ON-AIR Project, the Museum Project, and the Drawing of Nature Series.  He is the CT+CR Fall 2014 Visiting Artist and Scholar. See more about Atta Kim in this YouTube video and on his website: www.attakim.com

Pictured below at Caldera (left to right): Ira Kim, Manager, and Atta Kim.

Atta Kim and Manager Ira Kim


Caldera Receives Oregon Community Foundation Creative Heights Initiative Grant

Posted on: September 16th, 2014
Caldera is excited to announce that we have received a $75,000 grant through the Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights Initiative! This new initiative is designed to support arts organization to take risks they might not otherwise be able to take. For Caldera, that means focusing our first major Artists in Residence Project on the communities we serve through our Youth Program. We began by imagining how the AiR Program could focus on social issues surrounding underserved populations. In developing the project, we learned that it can not only integrate our two programs, but can also serve as the impetus to bring together all members of our community (e.g., artists, staff, youth mentors, board, donors, families & teachers of our youth, community members & neighborhood leaders). 
We’re excited about the community engagement aspects of the project, and are eager to work with and learn from the project’s curators,  Fallen Fruit.  The 9-month project consists of a series of art-based community collaborations led by Caldera and Fallen Fruit, which will use the apple – its meaning, vitality, and history – to examine issues of equity, cultural heritage, food systems, generational knowledge, and the environment throughout Portland.   
There’s already been great press about the grant in the Oregonian and Portland Monthly, and we’re looking forward to continuing our public outreach for the project.  
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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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Save The Dates for 2014 Stories of Change

Posted on: June 13th, 2014



Save the Date for Caldera’s Stories of Change fundraisers.
Central Oregon: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 5 PM at Caldera Arts Center.
Portland: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6 PM at Pure Space. 
To preorder tickets, please contact Jeremy Doucette-Hardy, Development Assistant.
Phone: 503.937.3073, Email: Jeremy.Doucette-Hardy@CalderaArts.org.