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

Announcing Our 2018 Artists in Residence

November 15, 2017

Caldera is thrilled to announce the 16th group of artists that will be participating in our Artists in Residence (AiR) program. Throughout January, February, and March, 21 artists from around the country will each spend a month at the Arts Center. Click here to read more about this dynamic and diverse group.

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

September 12, 2017

Caldera is excited to welcome cultural ambassadors OneBeat to Central Oregon this fall. 25 young and adventurous musicians from 17 countries, will come together to explore how the arts can renew and restore perspectives, spaces, and societies, as well as work alongside our students in a high school workshop series.

2017 Geography of We Workbook and Webpages Released!

July 18, 2017

The fourth installment of our seven-year Geography of We project is now live! 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 around our 2016–2017 theme “Fire–Spark, Ignite, and Transform”.

Arts Integration Symposium Inspires Creativity

June 27, 2017

On 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.

Caldera Receives 11th National Endowment for the Arts Grant

June 19, 2017

Caldera is honored to be one of 19 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awardees in Oregon. Read more about our Geography of We project, the NEA, and the other grantees here.

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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. 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.