Monday, August 13
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Downtown Bend Library (601 NW Wall St, Bend)
Appetizers and drinks provided.
This is a free event. No RSVP necessary.
Do you need time away from distractions to finish a project? Or maybe space to rest and reflect about your creative practice? Have you wanted to apply to a residency but haven’t found the time or resources to do it? What prevents you and other artists and other creatives of color from getting into residencies?
For people of color, the ability to navigate the world as an artist or creative can be even more challenging due to institutional barriers and lack of visibility, resources, or recognition of the work as valuable. If you ever wanted to get into a residency and needed support in doing so, here is a chance to learn from other artists of color about Caldera’s Artists in Residence (AiR) program and more!
This event, organized by artists, cultural organizers, and previous Caldera residents, Luann Algoso and Patricia Vazquez, will explore what it means for people of color to take up space at artist residencies. We will hear from a panel of previous Caldera residents about their experiences going through the application process, how they spent their time during residency, and what the benefits and downsides were to attending residency. After the panel discussion, we will lead a brief workshop to share tips and suggestions to best prepare your application to Caldera and other artist residencies.
Artists, activists, performers, musicians, designers, writers, culinary artists, and all creatives are welcome!
If you have questions about this event, please contact Maesie Speer at Maesie.Speer@CalderaArts.org.
This event is supported by a Community Grant from The Oregon Community Foundation.
Caldera is honored to announce the 21 dynamic and diverse artists from around the country who will be participating in our 16th group of Artists in Residence (AiR). These artists will each be spending a month this winter (January, February, and March) creating, living, collaborating, performing, and teaching at our Arts Center near Sisters, Oregon.
Residencies are awarded based on a competitive application process that is open to artists from all disciplines. For many artists, residencies are a vital part of the artistic process, giving them time and space to focus, untethered by daily distractions, in a community of artists who can enhance reflection and energize new work in unexpected ways, while surrounded by a landscape different than their home environment. In 2018, residents will create new works in Japanese drumming, sculpture, dance, graphic non-fiction, fiber arts, jazz, poetry, film, and many other genres.
In addition to their personal artistic practice, Artists in Residence are integrated into Caldera’s year-round Youth Program by teaching workshops to high school students in Central Oregon. AiR will also teach free public writing workshops through a partnership with Deschutes Public Library. Workshops for the public will include comics, devotional writing, and using humor in fiction. Details and registration information will be available soon on Caldera’s website.
Maesie Speer, Arts Center Programs Manager, says, “This group of artists brings a diversity of perspectives, experiences and artistic practices to Central Oregon. One of our values at Caldera is lifelong learning, and we are happy to partner with other organizations to connect these creative individuals with the public through workshops and our Open Studios events. If you’ve never been to our Arts Center, Open Studios are a great opportunity to visit and engage with artists making vital, contemporary work.”
Doors to the Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Dr., Sisters) open to the public for Caldera’s Artists in Residence Open Studios on January 27, February 24, and March 24 from 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. AiR, as well as Caldera students, share their work with the public through presentations and performances. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Caldera’s AiR Program is also one of the few in the nation that supports parent artists by allowing children and an additional caretaker to accompany an Artist in Residence during their stay. Caldera Programs Director Elizabeth Quinn notes that, “This year, there will be a record number of parent artists. As a nonprofit committed to the development of young people, the support of parent artists is a natural and powerful extension of our work.” Quinn also notes that, “It’s critical that our programs are as accessible as possible to all artists and supportive of their families. We can’t wait to welcome six families in 2018!”
2018 Caldera Artists in Residence
Click here for more information on all our 2018 AiR.
Leland Cheuk, Literary Arts (Brooklyn, NY)
Masayoshi Ishikawa, Performing Arts (Saint Peter, MN)
Palmarin Merges, Visual Arts (Beaverton, OR)
Marina Peng, Visual Arts (St. Louis, MO)
Carolina Pfister, Media Arts (Portland, OR)
Blanca Villalobos, Performing Arts (Portland, OR)
Tali Weinberg, Visual Arts (Tulsa, OK)
Eroyn Franklin, Literary Arts (Seattle, WA)
Michelle Fujii, Performing Arts (Portland, OR)
Tessa Hulls, Visual Arts (Port Townsend, WA)
Bill Cravis, Visual Arts (Bend, OR)
Ryan Sullivan, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)
Nina Vichayapai, Visual Arts (San Bruno, CA)
Jessica Yen, Literary Arts (Portland, OR)
Amna Ahmad, Literary Arts (Brooklyn, NY)
Nika Blasser, Visual Arts (Pendleton, OR)
Tamar Ettun, Performing Arts (Brooklyn, NY)
Leora Fridman, Literary Arts (Berkeley, CA)
Jason Graham, Visual/Performing Arts (Bend, OR)
Sarah Maria Medina, Literary Arts (Seattle, WA)
Heather Sparks, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)
Caldera welcomes cultural ambassadors OneBeat to Central Oregon this fall. OneBeat is a public-private cultural diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. The OneBeat fellows this year are 25 young and adventurous musicians from 17 countries who are coming together to explore how the arts can renew and restore perspectives, spaces, and societies.
OneBeat kicks off their month-long US tour with an in-depth two and a half week residency at Caldera Arts Center. Caldera’s artist residencies allow musicians and other artists time and space away from their usual environment and obligations to reflect, research, test, and create while living and immersing themselves in our land and facilities on Blue Lake near Sisters, Oregon. OneBeat fellows will be creating musical events for specific spaces, sites, and communities that go beyond the typical concert tour. Its work will embody the spirit of creative collaboration and of music as social practice.
During their residency at Caldera, OneBeat will perform for the local community on Saturday, September 30 at The Belfry in Sisters ($10 adults, $5 students), and on Friday, October 6 at The Suttle Lodge in Sisters (free admission). Both performances will be begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.
Additionally, youth Caldera serves through its year-round program will have an opportunity to collaborate with OneBeat during the residency. They will share their combined musical creativity at Caldera’s annual Stories of Change fundraiser on Saturday, October 7 at the Caldera Arts Center. Seating is limited and tickets are available by contacting Michelle Meyer, Development Director, at Michelle.Meyer@CalderaArts.org or 503.937.3065.
“It’s a unique experience for Caldera youth to partner with these talented musicians from all over the globe. In addition to the creative and musical collaboration, we hope that the students and the community come away with a greater understanding of how music can help us engage civically and build healthy communities, prosperous societies, and a more peaceful world,” said Caldera Executive Director Brian Detman.
This year’s fellows include South African vocalist Nonku Phiri; Aisaana Omorova, a komuz (traditional three-stringed strummed instrument) player from Kyrgyzstan; Chicago-based producer Elijah Jamal; and Belorussian producer and singer Natalia Kuznetskaya.
OneBeat previously visited Caldera in 2015 for a three-day residency where their fellows presented workshops and performances in the community of Warm Springs, as well as at Pilot Butte Middle School and Sisters Middle School. They also did a community performance in Sisters that was co-presented by Caldera and the Sisters Folk Festival. “It’s an honor to host and work with OneBeat again. We hope to continue this fantastic partnership for years to come,” said Detman.
OneBeat uses person-to-person interaction, improvisation, and collaboration to encourage and refresh international ties between Americans, American artists, and creative minds from all over the world. It’s a grassroots way to build a different kind of diplomatic dialogue that deepens trust, builds networks, and creates opportunities that promote entrepreneurship and creative leaders.
“There is so much talk fueled by fear and anger these days, delivered incessantly through our phones, laptops, televisions. It’s imperative to counter these narratives, and to me that means interacting with people face to face, trying our best to connect in deeply honest, sometimes challenging ways,” says Found Sound Nation’s Elena Moon Park. “The process of collaboratively creating original music and art does this — it necessitates dialogue and compromise, listening and sharing, vulnerability and humility.”
After Central Oregon, OneBeat will continue their tour with stops in Idaho (in partnership with Treefort Music Festival and the City of Boise), Wyoming (in partnership with Jackson’s KHOL radio), and Colorado, concluding in a series of special events coordinated with Ft. Collins’ bustling local scene.
OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, & produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. Since its inaugural year in 2012, OneBeat has invited 140 musicians from 41 countries and territories to the U.S., visited 26 U.S. communities in 14 states, produced 75 free and low-cost public performances for more than 25,000 people in the United States, and collaborated with over 5,500 students, teachers, and leaders in U.S. schools and community organizations. More information can be found here: http://1beat.org.
OneBeat 2017 Event Schedule
CENTRAL OREGON: Presented in partnership with Caldera
Saturday, October 7: Caldera Arts Center (Sisters, OR), Stories of Change Fundraiser. (Tickets must be purchased prior to event.)
BOISE, ID: Presented in partnership with Treefort and City of Boise
Tuesday, October 10: Linen Building
Wednesday, October 11: The Olympic
JACKSON, WY: Presented in partnership with KHOL radio
Friday, October 13: Center for the Arts
FORT COLLINS, CO: Presented in partnership with The Music District
Thursday, October 19: The Lincoln Center
Friday, October 20: Colorado State University
Friday, October 20: Live film score at The Lyric
Friday, October 20: The Artery
Saturday, October 21: The Armory
Saturday, October 21: The Lyric Afterparty
Plus a week of film screenings at The Lyric and interactive public events throughout downtown Fort Collins Thursday–Saturday.
For more information on the Artists in Residence presenting at our March Open Studios, click here.
For more information on the Artists in Residence presenting at our February Open Studios, click here.
Click here to view stories from other members of the Caldera community and to watch instructional mini films about how to record your own.