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Caldera Community Residency


This two-week December residency provides an opportunity for Camp Caldera staff, teaching artists, artists in residence, and year-round staff to revisit the community and warmth that is Caldera while enjoying time and space to work on personal projects and enjoy the outdoors.

2019 Dates: December 7–21, 2019. All residents must arrive on December 7 between noon and 5 p.m. and stay a minimum of one week (departing Dec 14) or maximum of two weeks (departing Dec 21 by 11 a.m.).

Caldera provides a welcome dinner for all residents on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.

Residents will provide their own meals, materials, and transportation.

This residency is open to all past and current Camp Caldera staff, teaching artists, artists in residence, and current year-round staff.

This is a child-friendly opportunity. Residents with children may attend with their child/children and a caretaker. Families will be assigned an A-frame or cabin.

Download all residency details and application questions as a pdf here.


A-frame or Cabin: Includes 2–4 beds, full bathroom, and mini-kitchen. These spaces will be reserved for artists with children and collaborations of two or more people. Cabins are accessible via a ramp, but are not ADA accessible.

Rooms in Tamarack Hall: Those staying in Tamarack Hall will have two private rooms. Each room includes 1 queen bed, writing desk, and chest of drawers. Bathrooms, kitchen, and living space are shared. Please understand that complete quiet cannot be guaranteed as there will be up to 11 people sharing Tamarack Hall. Quiet hours will be observed between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. Some rooms and bathrooms in Tamarack Hall are ADA accessible.

Studio Space: All studios (Campbell Studio, Photo Studio, and the Grand Room) will be shared among up to three residents/collaborations. Studios are ADA accessible.

Common Spaces: The Hearth Library and Kitchen will be shared among all residents and are ADA accessible.

For more detailed information on accessibility, please contact Caldera staff.


The brief online application will open August 15 and remain open until October 1 or until all spots are filled. Applicants will be notified of their status by October 15. Information requested in the application includes your contact information and what you would like to work on during the residency. Start your application here.

If you attended a Community Residency in the past, you will be placed on a waitlist initially so that others who have not attended have an opportunity.

Residency Fee: sliding scale $50–$200 total. Fee can be paid by check or PayPal upon acceptance.

Your fee covers cleaning and the welcome dinner, and also supports Caldera’s Youth and Artists in Residence programs.

2018 Community Residents

Anna Rockwell, New York City, NY (AiR 2010)
Carolina Pfister, White Salmon, WA (AiR 2018)
Emily Carr, Bend, OR (Teaching Artist)
Erin Leddy, Portland, OR (AiR 2011)
Inés Paulina Ramírez, Portland, OR (AiR 2018)
Jessica Yen, Portland, OR (AiR 2018)
John Whitten, Portland, OR (Teaching Artist + AiR 2015)
Katherine Spinella, Portland, OR (Teaching Artist)
Leila Heile, Portland, OR (AiR 2018)
Liz Hayden, Portland, OR (AiR 2009 + 2011)
Maya Vivas, Portland, OR (AiR 2018)
Michael Boonstra, Eugene, OR (AiR 2005)
Michelle Penaloza, Covelo, CA (AiR 2017)
Patrick Prom, Portland, OR (Environmental Educator + Camp Staff)
Sonja Dahl, Eugene, OR (AiR 2015)
Stephanie Rinder, Bend, OR (Camp Staff)
Tamara Lynn Wallace, Portland, OR (AiR 2015)
Tessa Hulls, Port Townsend, WA (AiR 2018)
Tiffany Brown, Sisters, OR (AiR 2004)
Tomas Moniz, Oakland, CA (AiR 2017)
Vincent Booth, Seattle, WA (Camp Staff)