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Caldera Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

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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