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Latest News

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.

In Response To May 26, 2017 Incident on MAX Light Rail

June 1, 2017

Caldera stands with and by all of the victims, their families, and the community. This incident is calling us all to hold space, reflect, respond and mobilize in a variety of ways.

2018 Artists in Residence Call for Applications

May 31, 2017

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

How Can Caldera’s AiR Program Better Serve Artists of Color?

May 25, 2017

As part of Caldera’s work to increase racial equity across all parts of our organization, we recognized that our Artists in Residence (AiR) Program needed to be more welcoming and accessible to artists of color. Click here to read about the exciting work done around this topic by our 2017 Golden Spot Artists in Residence.

New Board Members Join Caldera

May 5, 2017

This quarter, Caldera’s Board of Directors welcomed two new members: Joy Fowler, VP and Diversity Program Manager for Umpqua Bank, and Scott Howard, co-founder of Kivel & Howard LLP.

Caldera Welcomes New Executive Director Brian Detman

April 20, 2017

After conducting a nationwide search, Caldera is proud to announce the selection of new Executive Director Brian Detman. Brian succeeds Tricia Snell, who has been Executive Director for the past ten years.

Now Hiring: 2017 Camp Caldera Staff

April 10, 2017

We’re hiring for Camp Caldera 2017 staff! Seasonal open positions include: Youth Advocate, Artist Assistant, Lifeguard, Challenge Course Facilitator, Kitchen Staff, and more! Click here for job descriptions and details on how to apply.

Caldera Aligns Investments with Environmental, Social, and Governance Principles

March 22, 2017

To better align Caldera’s financial activities with our core values as an organization and to help create the kind of future we envision for our youth, Caldera has moved the organization’s endowments into investments honoring Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles.

Caldera Honors Nancy Wilgenbusch

March 17, 2017

Caldera mourns the loss of longtime Board Member Nancy Wilgenbusch, who passed away on February 4.

2017 Arts Integration Symposium

March 3, 2017

Are you a high school or middle school teacher in Oregon? Interested in learning more about how to integrate art into your classes? Register now for Caldera’s 2017 Arts Integration Symposium on Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21 at our Arts Center in Central Oregon.

Now Hiring for Caldera’s Next Executive Director

February 6, 2017

Caldera seeks a visionary Executive Director to provide strong strategic leadership to Caldera, give voice to Caldera’s mission and equity work, oversee all organizational operations, and build interest in financial, programmatic, and community-based support for the organization. Now accepting applications through February 28, 2017. Click here for more details on how to apply.

Executive Director, Tricia Snell, Says Farewell to Caldera

January 31, 2017

Caldera’s Executive Director of the past ten years, Tricia Snell, will be stepping down this spring. Having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, Tricia is proud to leave the organization in a position of strength, with a solid and integral staff and board who are committed to supporting Caldera’s continued success.

Caldera Awarded RACC Project Grant

January 24, 2017

Caldera was recently awarded a Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) Project Grant for one of our 2017 Youth Program In-School Artist Residencies. Caldera was one of 52 nonprofits to receive funding.

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! 

Skateboarding Reseller, CCS, Supports Caldera

September 10, 2016

Oregon-based skateboarding reseller, CCS, has chosen Caldera as one of five non-profit beneficiaries of their Community25 program! During Community25, CCS will donate 25% of profits on their branded apparel, up to $10,000, to Caldera and four other non-profits.

Call for Applications for Filmmaker in Residence 2017

August 30, 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.

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.

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.