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2017 Geography of We Workbook and Webpages Released!

Posted on: July 18th, 2017

Pages from GeographyofWe_Year4_final_spreads-2We’re excited to announce the release of our fourth Geography of We workbook and webpages! 

 

Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, this year’s webpages and workbook highlight both the creative process and final artwork of student projects in Central Oregon, Portland, and during Camp Caldera around our 2016–2017 theme “Fire–Spark, Ignite, and Transform“. 

 

We hope that you’ll explore the webpages alongside this year’s companion workbook, which has instructions on how you can create similar creative projects on your own, and has space for brainstorming ideas and writing reflections.

 

The Geography of We is Caldera’s ongoing multilayered, interdisciplinary project focused on deepening learning and offering variety over the seven-year period that Caldera works with youth in middle and high school.

 

This year (July 2016–June 2017)youth focused on storytelling techniques that ranged from traditional forms to cutting-edge digital media. Professional artists in film, animation, photography, writing, music, painting, sculpture, and design guided students through the exploration of their creativity while focusing on a central theme of the fire and transformation. Each year, Geography of We is focused on one of seven environmental themes. 

 

You can view all four years of Geography of We workbooks below:

Year 1 (July 2013 through June 2014): LAND–The Geography of We: The Mapping of Story, Memory, and Place

Year 2 (July 2014 through June 2015): WILDLIFE–The Geography of We: Humans, Wildlife, and the Habitats We Share

Year 3 (July 2015 through June 2016): SUN–The Geography of We: The Sun–Our Solar Constant

Year 4 (July 2016 through June 2017): FIRE–The Geography of We: Fire–Spark, Ignite, and Transform

 

Please email us at Caldera@CalderaArts.org if you’d like your own 2016-2017 printed workbook (or any of our previous years) and we’d be happy to mail one to you. 

 

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Caldera Receives 11th National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Posted on: June 19th, 2017

Caldera is proud to announce a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support our ongoing Geography of We project, a multi-year transmedia initiative that links Caldera’s arts and environmental programming. This grant supports the fifth phase of this project that will be launched during our summer camp sessions beginning mid-July. Focused on storytelling techniques that range from traditional forms to digital media, professional artists in film, animation, photography, writing, music, painting, sculpture, and design will give students the opportunity to explore their identity through the central theme of air. This is the eleventh time Caldera has received NEA funding (2002, 2005–2008, 2010, 2013–2017).

 

As the only funder in the country to support arts activities in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions, the National Endowment for the Arts’ second round of funding for FY 2017 included partnerships with state, jurisdictional, and regional arts agencies. The NEA awarded 1,195 grants totaling $82.06 million. “The American people are recognized for their innovative spirit and these grants represent the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and arts organizations,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “I am proud of the role the National Endowment for the Arts plays in helping advance the creative capacity of the United States.”

 

Congratulations to our Oregon arts partners who share 19 grants totaling $1,133,600 and to the other grantees around the nation. For a complete listing of all projects recommended for grant support, click here.

 

About the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. For more information, visit www.arts.gov.

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New Geography of We Workbook & Webpages Released

Posted on: November 22nd, 2016

 

We’re excited to announce the release of our third Geography of We workbook and webpages! 

 

Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geography of We tells the story of our youth’s journey through creative adventures focused on a year-long environmental theme. This year, during The Geography of We: The Sun–Our Solar Constant, youth focused on storytelling techniques that ranged from traditional forms to cutting-edge digital media. Professional artists in film, animation, photography, writing, music, painting, sculpture, and design guided students through the exploration of their creativity while focusing on a central theme of the sun.  

 

Click here to explore the newest layer of our Geography of We webpages. These pages showcase various projects and artwork created last year. We hope these pages will inspire you to create your own masterpieces with assistance from our newest Geography of We booklet. This booklet walks you through projects the youth participated in last year with writing prompts and ideas for making your own art. Click here for our Year 3 (July 2015 through June 2016): SUN–The Geography of We: The Sun–Our Solar Constant booklet. 

 

The Geography of We is Caldera’s ongoing multilayered, interdisciplinary project focused on deepening learning and offering variety over the seven-year period that Caldera works with youth in middle and high school. Each year, The Geography of We is focused on one of seven environmental themes.

 

You can view our past Geography of We workbooks here:

 

Caldera Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Posted on: June 16th, 2016

Caldera is proud to announce that we have been granted $60,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support our Geography of We project, a multi-year transmedia initiative that links Caldera’s art and environmental programming. This grant supports the fourth phase of this project, The Geography of We: How Fire Sparks, Ignites, and Transforms,  that will be launched during our summer camp sessions beginning mid-July. Focused on storytelling techniques that range from traditional forms to digital media, professional artists in film, animation, photography, writing, music, painting, sculpture, and design will guide students the opportunity to explore their identity through the central theme of fire and transformation. This is the tenth time Caldera has received NEA funding (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).

 

The NEA awarded $82.3 million in grants to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide. Caldera is one of 17 organizations in Oregon to receive funding from that NEA, totaling $1.2 million granted in Oregon. Congratulations to our Oregon partners and all the grantees across the country! You can read more here in an article on OregonLive.com about the Oregon grantees. For a complete listing of all projects recommended for Art Works grant support nationally, click here.

 

NEA Art Works grant funds support projects designed to achieve one of four outcomes; creation of art, public engagement with art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. This year the NEA awarded $82,357,050 in grants to fund 1,148 projects in the second major grant announcement of its 50th anniversary year.

 

About the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. For more information, visit www.arts.gov.

 

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Portland Student Showcase

Posted on: May 11th, 2016

                    

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Central Oregon Student Showcase

Posted on: April 8th, 2016

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New 2014-2015 Geography of We Workbook!

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015

In summer 2012, Caldera adopted a new way of linking art and the environment in our Youth Program, something we call The Geography of We. This multilayered, interdisciplinary project deepens learning and offers variety over the seven-year period that Caldera works with youth in middle and high school. 

 

Each year, The Geography of We is focused on one of seven environmental themes. With the support of our mentors, teaching artists, program partners, and volunteers, youth journey through many art forms to create the layers of artwork that culminate in our Geography of We end-of-year Student Showcases, webpages, and The Geography of We workbooks.

 

We’re proud to announce the latest installment, our Year 2 (July 2014 through June 2015): WILDLIFEThe Geography of We: Humans, Wildlife, and the Habitats We Share workbook. We encourage you to print a copy and work through the activities with your family and friends!

 

You can also view and download last year’s, Year 1 (July 2013 through June 2014): LANDThe Geography of We: The Mapping of Story, Memory, and Place workbook here.

 

Caldera Receives $60,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Posted on: June 4th, 2015

Caldera received the largest Arts Education grant ($60,000) given in Oregon this year from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support our Geography of We project, a multi-year transmedia initiative that links Caldera’s art and environmental programming. This grant supports the fourth phase of this project, The Geography of We: The Sun–Our Solar Constant that will be launched during our summer camp sessions beginning mid-July. 

 

The Art Works grants support the creation and public engagement with art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. These awards are for projects in 13 arts disciplines and fields ranging from arts education to visual arts. The NEA received 1,731 eligible Art Works applications, requesting more than $86.3 million for FY 2015 support. With available appropriated funds, the NEA is recommending 960 projects for funding for a total investment of $25,599,000. This is the ninth time Caldera has received NEA funding (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015).

 

Throughout 2015 – 2016, the $60,000 grant will support The Geography of We: The Sun–Our Solar Constant, highlighting our environmental theme of the sun. This project builds on our last three years of programming around the The Geography of We theme. You can view our webpages highlighting student art work from our first year focusing on a land theme, The Geography of We: The Mapping of Story, Memory, and Place and our second year, The Geography of We: Humans, Wildlife, and the Habitats We Share, which focuses on a wildlife theme.

 

During The Geography of We: The Sun–Our Solar Constant, youth will focus on storytelling techniques that range from traditional forms to cutting-edge digital media. Professional artists in film, animation, photography, writing, music, painting, sculpture, and design will guide students to explore a central theme of the sun  Students will create both web-based and physical maps that link students’ art to a sense of place. An overview video created for the grant application can be viewed here.

 

NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “The NEA is committed to advancing learning, fueling creativity, and celebrating the arts in cities and towns across the United States. Funding these new projects like the one from Caldera represents an investment in both local communities and our nation’s creative vitality.”

 

For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at arts.gov.

 

The National Endowment for the Arts was established in Congress in 1965 an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.

 

 

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Portland Student Showcase – June 4

Posted on: April 28th, 2015

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Central Oregon Student Showcase – May 14

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015

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