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About Caldera

Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs.

We never saw Caldera as a place that creates artists. It is a place that creates community. That inspires confidence. Provides clarity. Caldera is the simple notion that when you show someone the power of their own creativity, it suddenly feels like anything is possible. Whether it's as a camper, a counselor or a resident artist; whether it's through the arts or the environment or the people; Caldera exists as a way to find that creativity, and enable the change it creates.



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Latest News

Share Your Caldera Stories and Memories

June 21, 2016

As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, we’re collecting stories from the Caldera community and would love to include yours! Whether you’ve been a Caldera student, parent, teaching artist, mentor, staff member, artist in residence, board member, donor, visitor, intern, or supporter, please share how you’ve been impacted and inspired by Caldera by submitting your story here.

Call for Applications for Filmmaker in Residence 2017

June 17, 2016

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 for four weeks in March 2017. Through this position, our aim is to illuminate the creative and cultural voices of members of The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

Caldera Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

June 16, 2016

Caldera is honored to be amongst 17 organizations in Oregon to be awarded an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Read more about this exciting support here.

Friends of Caldera Campaign

June 8, 2016

Please donate today to help us reach our Spring fundraising goal! Every gift of $100 or more, donated by June 30, 2016, will be matched dollar for dollar.

Stories of Change 2016 Save The Dates

May 2, 2016

Save The Dates for Caldera’s 2016 Stories of Change – Saturday, October 1, 2016 in Central Oregon and Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Portland.

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Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

“Caldera is who I am, who I was and who I've yet to become. If it didn't exist…”

Taylor/Shutterbug, Portland student
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“Caldera lives in everyone once they have the opportunity to experience it.…”

Ooh La La, camper
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