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Caldera Announces 2018 Artists in Residence

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

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. 

 

JANUARY RESIDENTS

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)

 

FEBRUARY RESIDENTS

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)

 

MARCH RESIDENTS

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 Partners with Cross-Cultural Arts Initiative, OneBeat, to bring 25 Young International Musicians to Central Oregon

Posted on: September 12th, 2017

Main_poster1Caldera 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.  

 

About OneBeat

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, September 30: The Belfry (Sisters, OR)

Friday, October 6: The Suttle Lodge (Sisters, OR)

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.

 

Arts Integration Symposium Inspires Creativity

Posted on: June 28th, 2017

DSC_0017On May 21 & 22, middle- and high-school teachers from around the state (and many from Caldera Arts Partner middle schools) joined top-rate arts and environmental instructors and arts integration specialists for our annual Arts Integration Symposium. “I have been to several arts integration trainings,” commented one participant on the Symposium, “This was the best one I have been to because you didn’t tell us what the definition of arts integration. Instead, we lived arts integration over the weekend.”

 

The focus of the Symposium was on how instructors can create thriving classrooms full of student expression, analytical thinking, and diverse conversations. The group also explored how lessons can meet students’ unique needs and boost academic achievement. One teacher said, “Being taken care of in the learning process reminds me that I can better take care of my students as they move in their learning.”

 

In addition to full group activities, teachers chose two workshops to immerse in over the course of the weekend. Workshop options included: Arts and the Environment by instructors from OMSI and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Drumming the Land by Catón Lyles, Photography and Seeing Like an Animal by Julie Keefe, and The Transformative Power of Poetry by Mic Crenshaw.

 

The goals for the Symposium were for attendees to leave feeling inspired by the arts, learn new ways to use the arts and the environment in their classrooms, meet other instructors from around the state, and celebrate the unique skills that each teacher brings to their students. Caldera provides this unique training free of charge through support from the Roundhouse Foundation. See photos of this year’s Arts Integration Symposium on our Facebook page here

 

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May 20 & 21: 2017 Arts Integration Symposium

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

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Caldera is once again offering a professional development opportunity for Oregon high-school and middle-school teachers in a beautiful setting with top-rate arts instructors and arts integration specialists. Teachers are eligible for 15 PDUs and one credit of continuing education through Oregon State University – Cascades Campus (teachers must register with OSU separately).

Caldera’s Arts Integration Symposium is a special opportunity to:

– Be inspired by the arts

– Learn new ways to use the arts in your classroom

– Celebrate all that you bring to students

– Meet teachers from around the state

Teachers will participate in two workshops over the weekend. Workshop options include: Arts and the Environment by instructors from OMSI and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Drumming the Land by Catón Lyles, Photography and Seeing Like an Animal by Julie Keefe, and The Transformative Power of Poetry by David Ciminello. Workshops will also be lead by arts integration specialists Kit Stafford and Perrin Boyd.

 

The Caldera Arts Center is located in Central Oregon on the shores of Blue Lake, 16 miles west of Sisters. Meals, workshops, overnight, and accommodations are provided free of charge. Preference for overnight accommodations are given to teachers from Warm Springs and Portland. There is a non-refundable $35 reservation fee and participants are required to attend both days. If five teachers from the same school register, the fifth teacher reservation fee is free. If you have previously attended or are an art teacher, we require that you attend with a teacher in another discipline from your school. To register and/or inquire about earning credit for attendance at the Symposium, please contact Alisha Orefice, Education Operations Manager, at 503-937-3062 or email her at Alisha.Orefice@CalderaArts.org 

Additional Information

Symposium Schedule

Friday

3 p.m. / Arrival for overnight guests

6 p.m. / Dinner for overnight guests

Saturday

8 a.m. / Breakfast

9–11 a.m. / Welcome, intros, and arts integration activity lead by Kit Stafford & Perrin Boyd

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. / Arts workshops (8-12 participants in each)

1–2 p.m. / Lunch and studio time

2 – 3:30pm / Return to arts workshops

4 p.m. / Sharing and integration discussion

6 p.m. / Dinner for overnight guests

Sunday

9 a.m. / Breakfast

10–11:30 a.m. / Arts workshops (8-12 participants in each)

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. / Lunch and studio time

12:30–2 p.m. / Return to arts workshops

2 p.m. / Closing circle

3:30 p.m. / Departure

 

Workshops

Arts and the Environment by instructors from OMSI and PNCA

Drumming the Land by Catón Lyles

Photography and Seeing Like an Animal by Julie Keefe

The Transformative Power of Poetry by David Ciminello

 

Instructor & Facilitators’ Bios

ANNE ARMSTRONG – Outdoor Educator (OMSI)

As a child who regularly attended summer camp, a natural first job for Anne Armstrong was camp counselor. Following that were years of seasonal work at camps across the country, a degree in Parks and Recreation Management and many hours of teaching and supervising environmental education programing. Anne joined OMSI Outdoors in 2008 and when, in 2016, OMSI built a new outdoor science education facility in Newport, Oregon, she shifted there to be the facility and program manager. Anne’s goals for The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray are based around the concept that science is a lifelong skill; the resources of Oregon Coast giving context to why we, as citizens in neighborhood, city, state and global communities, all need to be science literate.

 

CATÓN LYLES – Musician, Educator, and Camp Caldera Manager

Catón is an accomplished Pacific Northwest artist who has been featured on national and international television, in commercials, documentaries, and episodic programming. Catón has also been adjunct faculty with several youth organizations and colleges, including PSU, Impacting Kids First in Vancouver, WA; Grace Institute Art Camp and the Student Alliance Project. Catón was on the advisory committee for the award winning Vancouver School of Arts and Academics where he was a staff member for a dozen years. During that time, he also delivered hands-on West African based programming for Vancouver School District’s elementary schools. At present, Catón is a paraeducator working with special education behavior students for Portland Public Schools and a faculty member of Young Musicians and Artists, Caldera, and Friends of the Children. As a founding member of Kukatonon African Dance Troupe, that began 30 years ago at Woodlawn Elementary School, he continues to be a staff participant.

 

JULIE KEEFE – Photographer, Educator, and Caldera Teaching Artist 

For over twenty years, Julie has worked as a professional documentary photographer in Portland, combining writing and photography. Eighteen years ago, she became interested in working with children and began developing curriculum to teach how to share students’ individual and collective voices using photography and writing. Julie has been a teaching artist with Caldera for 20 years and was Portland’s first Creative Laureate.

 

DAVID CIMINELLO – Writer and Educator

David’s fiction has appeared in the Lambda Literary Award winning anthology “Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City”, “The Frozen Moment: Contemporary Writers on the Choices That Change Our Lives”, the literary journal “Lumina”, the online anthology “Underwater New York” and on Broadcastr. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Northwest. He is a 2011 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction and a proud recipient of a 2013 annual Table 4 Writers Foundation grant. His original screenplay Bruno appears on DVD as The Dress Code. As an actor he has guest starred on Seinfeld, Murder She Wrote, Matlock, and Kojak. As a screenwriter he has written for HBO, 20th Century Fox, and Aaron Spelling Productions. David holds a BFA Degree in Acting from The Catholic University of America and an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College.

 

PERRIN BOYD – Arts Integration Specialist & Teaching Artist, Theatre Arts

Perrin utilizes her Masters of Arts in Teaching and her experience as a clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus to provide quality educational experiences. Perrin excels at curriculum collaborations, new projects that allow teachers, student,s and her to grow. Her passion is enabling children to realize their creative potential in an environment rich with diverse learning opportunities.

 

KIT STAFFORD – Arts Integration Specialist, Teaching Artist, Writer and Dancer

Kit hosts a vast variety of collaborative projects that bring community together. ARTS Discovery is a program she offers for underserved middle school youth. Her students experience many forms of art through hands-on workshops where they are directed toward becoming leaders in their own very challenging lives. Kit also directs Camp Sunrise, a hospice camp for grieving children. She is deeply involved in work with the Sisters Folk Festival, including its educational outreach and community celebrations.

 

Caldera Awarded RACC Project Grant

Posted on: January 24th, 2017
Caldera is proud to announce that we’ve been awarded a Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant for one of our 2017 Youth Program In-School Artist Residencies. Caldera was one of 52 nonprofits to receive funding. RACC awarded $733,608 in grants to 92 local artists and nonprofit organizations for artistic projects that will occur in calendar year 2017. 
 
Caldera received $7,000 for a West African drumming and storytelling week-long artist residency to be held at Open School North this spring.
 
Several current and former Caldera Artists in Residence (AiR) were also recipients of Project Grants this year, including Sunti Dernovsek, Wynde Dyer, Horatio Law, Pepper Pepper, Jerry Tichleder, Sharita Towne, and Lu Yim. Caldera sends congratulations to all of the artists!
 
Click here for more information on all the grantees and RACC’s grant program.
 
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Call for Applications for Filmmaker in Residence 2017

Posted on: August 30th, 2016

Sponsored by Caldera + BendFilm + The Museum at Warm Springs

Extended Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

Residency Period: March 3–31, 2017

 

Caldera, BendFilm, and The Museum at Warm Springs are collaborating to host an experienced filmmaker who will be in residence at Caldera’s Arts Center (17 miles west of Sisters, Oregon) for four weeks in March 2017. This is a special opportunity in a beautiful setting for a filmmaker to focus on their own work away from the rigors of daily life and to hone their community engagement and teaching skills.   

 

Through this position, Caldera, The Museum at Warm Springs, and BendFilm aim to illuminate the creative and cultural voices of members of The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Ideal candidates will be Native American filmmakers or filmmakers who have worked with Native American populations in the past, have quality work samples, a CV that points to their potential, and most importantly, experience teaching film to high school students.

 

During their residency, the chosen filmmaker will lead 2–3 hour sessions for four days teaching filmmaking to Caldera high school students. The students will create a film of interviews and works-in-progress of artists from The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The Filmmaker in Residence will also present their work at Caldera’s Open Studios on Saturday, March 25, 2017 and take part in a “Meet the Filmmaker” program presented by BendFilm in Bend, Oregon. The position stipend is $500. Travel from Caldera to Warm Springs is required. (Caldera has a vehicle that can be used for transportation.)

 

To apply for a residency at Caldera, applicants must submit a formal application, along with a project description, and work samples. There is no application fee for this position.

 

Apply at: https://caldera.submittable.com/submit/79d68056-c81c-44e6-9aec-c47d545f1053.

 

Share Your Caldera Stories and Memories

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016

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Click here to view stories from other members of the Caldera community and to watch instructional mini films about how to record your own.  

 

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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This Place: Community Conversation with Oregon Humanities

Posted on: June 10th, 2016

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Support Caldera at 10 Barrel Brewing Co. in Portland

Posted on: June 8th, 2016

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