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Upcoming Events


Public Writing Workshop with AiR Tomas Moniz

A Word, A Picture, A Lesson: Using Writing Prompts to Get Unstuck (or, just to have fun!) at Sisters Public Library. Free and open to the public.


January Open Studios

Join us at the Arts Center for an afternoon of art and conversation with our January 2017 Artists in Residence. Free and open to the public.


Portland Alumni Party

Join us for our Portland Alumni Party (rescheduled from December 16 & January 13)! Connect and re-connect with your Caldera community while we enjoy food, fun, and crafts together.


Public Writing Workshop with AiR Lindsay Wong

Writing Your Memoir at Sisters Public Library. Get feedback on your work and learn new techniques to tell your story. Free and open to the public.


February Open Studios

Join us for the second month of our 2017 Open Studios series. From 12:30–3:30 p.m., experience the power of creativity in the warmth of our Arts Center while our dynamic and diverse February Artists in Residence share their work. Free and open to the public.


Public Writing Workshop with AiR Michelle Peñaloza

Somatic Poetry at Downtown Bend Library. Use the city as inspiration to explore inner and outer landscapes. Free and open to the public.


March Open Studios

We’d love to see you at the last Open Studios of our 2017 series! From 12:30–3:30 p.m., join us for an afternoon of art and conversation at the Arts Center with March Artists in Residence and Caldera youth. Free and open to the public.

Latest News

2018 Artists in Residence Call for Applications

January 15, 2017

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

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.

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.

Now Hiring: 2016 Camp Caldera Summer Staff Positions

April 29, 2016

Apply now to join the Camp Caldera Team this summer! We have a variety of open positions that include: Kitchen Assistant, Camp Nurse, Art Assistant, Lifeguard, and more. Click here for details and full job descriptions.

Caldera’s April Newsletter

April 12, 2016

Click here to read about our new office space in Portland, 2016 Camp Caldera Summer Staff positions, blog posts from two of our staff members, and more!

Applications Open for 2017 Artists in Residence

February 29, 2016

Applications are now open to become one of our 2017 Artists in Residence! Every winter from January through March, Caldera awards the gift of time and space to creative individuals at our beautiful Arts Center for month-long residencies. Caldera will be accepting applications through June 17, 2016.

2016 Arts Integration Symposium

February 29, 2016

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 2016 Arts Integration Symposium on Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22 at our Arts Center in Central Oregon.

Caldera’s January Newsletter

January 29, 2016

Click here for updates on how Caldera is kicking off 2016.

Happy Holidays and Caldera’s December Newsletter

December 22, 2015

Happy holidays from Caldera! Click here for updates on our events and programming as we wrap up 2015 and look forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2016.

2016 Artists in Residence Announced

December 21, 2015

Caldera is excited to announce our 2016 Artists in Residence. Read more about the 21 visual, literary, and performing artists from around the world chosen for one-month stays at our Arts Center on Blue Lake in Central Oregon. Also, save the date for our Open Studios series on January 30, February 27, and March 26.

Willamette Week Give!Guide

December 1, 2015

Caldera is excited to be part of this year’s Willamette Week Give!Guide! Through December 31, donate to Caldera (or any of the 143 incredible featured nonprofits) at giveguide.org.

Caldera Honored at the White House!

November 17, 2015

Caldera is one of 12 creative youth development organizations to receive a 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Award from First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House Award Ceremony on November 17, 2015.

Caldera hosts OneBeat

October 19, 2015

Caldera is honored to host OneBeat, a music diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, for unique workshops at The Museum at Warm Springs and a public performance in Sisters at the end of October.

Caldera presents Fallen Fruit of Portland

October 13, 2015

Caldera is excited to announce Fallen Fruit of Portland, a suite of collaborative art projects throughout Portland this fall. Made possible through a $75,000 grant from The Oregon Community Foundation Creative Heights Initiative Project and anchored by Paradise at the Portland Art Museum, Fallen Fruit of Portland will engage Caldera youth, their families, and the greater community in free public installations focused around the apple as a theme.

New Geography of We Workbook!

September 20, 2015

We are proud to announce that our newest Geography of We workbook is finished and available for free download. You can now work through wildlife themed Caldera projects at home with your friends and family!

Caldera Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

June 1, 2015

Caldera is honored to have been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support our 2015-2016 Geography of We project, a multi-year transmedia initiative that links Caldera’s art and environmental programming.

2015 Friends of Caldera Campaign

April 27, 2015

Caldera has been awarded a $25,000 challenge grant from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund to match donations made during our 2015 Friends of Caldera Campaign. Donate today and help us reach our goal by June 30, 2015!