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Latest News

Caldera was the recipient of a 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Award. Click here to read more.

2018 Artists in Residence Call for Applications

January 15, 2017

Applications are now open through June 16, 2017 to be one of our 2018 Artists in Residence.

New Geography of We Workbook & Webpages Released

November 22, 2016

Caldera is excited to announce the release of our newest Geography of We workbook and webpages. Our ongoing Geography of We project tells the story of our youth’s journey through creative adventures focused on a year-long environmental theme. This year, we take you through The Geography of We: The Sun–Our Solar Constant.

Caldera’s 2017 Artists in Residence & Open Studios

November 15, 2016

Click here for more information on the 23 artists who have been selected as our 2017 Artists in Residence and join us in celebrating their work during our Open Studios series this year on the last Saturday of each month of residencies: January 28, February 25, and March 25.

Now Hiring: Finance & Operations Director and Youth Program Director

November 7, 2016

Caldera is now accepting applications for our Finance & Operations Director and Youth Program Director positions through November 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Click here for job descriptions and instructions on how to apply to be part of our team.

Oregon Arts Commission Awards Two Grants to Caldera

October 11, 2016

Caldera was recently awarded an $11,572 Operating Support grant and a $14,918 Arts Learning grant. The Oregon Arts Commission dispersed over $1.4 million statewide between the two grants, benefitting 132 arts organizations. Caldera received the largest Arts Learning grant of any of the recipient organizations this year! 

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We Believe In The Power of Creativity

Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Caldera. Caldera serves Oregon youth from both urban and rural communities with limited access to educational and economic resource opportunities. Our programs nurture individual creativity to ignite self-expression and transform the way young people engage in their lives, families, and communities.

Each year we support over 430 youth from Central Oregon and Portland, integrating over 100 professional youth workers, artists, and environmental specialists as mentors and teachers. In 2015, Caldera received a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama, recognizing Caldera as one of the top youth arts programs in the nation.