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Now Hiring: Part-Time Arts Center Maintenance Associate

Posted on: July 26th, 2017

Arts Center Maintenance Associate (Central Oregon)

The Arts Center Maintenance Associate will complete regular facility maintenance and repair; work with Caldera staff to plan for and track/document for building and landscape needs and processes; work with the Arts Center Programs Manager and other leaders to identify, potentially plan and manage larger facilities-and landscape-related projects (major repairs, remodels, new construction, etc.); and attend/participate in monthly staff meetings and occasional organizational events and meetings. This role is part-time and not to exceed ~30 hours/week. Position open until Friday, August 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. Click here to view full job description and instructions on how to apply.



Arts Integration Symposium Inspires Creativity

Posted on: June 28th, 2017

DSC_0017On 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. “I have been to several arts integration trainings,” commented one participant on the Symposium, “This was the best one I have been to because you didn’t tell us what the definition of arts integration. Instead, we lived arts integration over the weekend.”


The focus of the Symposium was on how instructors can create thriving classrooms full of student expression, analytical thinking, and diverse conversations. The group also explored how lessons can meet students’ unique needs and boost academic achievement. One teacher said, “Being taken care of in the learning process reminds me that I can better take care of my students as they move in their learning.”


In addition to full group activities, teachers chose two workshops to immerse in over the course of the weekend. Workshop options included: Arts and the Environment by instructors from OMSI and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Drumming the Land by Catón Lyles, Photography and Seeing Like an Animal by Julie Keefe, and The Transformative Power of Poetry by Mic Crenshaw.


The goals for the Symposium were for attendees to leave feeling inspired by the arts, learn new ways to use the arts and the environment in their classrooms, meet other instructors from around the state, and celebrate the unique skills that each teacher brings to their students. Caldera provides this unique training free of charge through support from the Roundhouse Foundation. See photos of this year’s Arts Integration Symposium on our Facebook page here





Caldera Receives 11th National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Posted on: June 19th, 2017

Caldera is proud to announce a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support our ongoing Geography of We project, a multi-year transmedia initiative that links Caldera’s arts and environmental programming. This grant supports the fifth phase of this project 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 give students the opportunity to explore their identity through the central theme of air. This is the eleventh time Caldera has received NEA funding (2002, 2005–2008, 2010, 2013–2017).


As the only funder in the country to support arts activities in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions, the National Endowment for the Arts’ second round of funding for FY 2017 included partnerships with state, jurisdictional, and regional arts agencies. The NEA awarded 1,195 grants totaling $82.06 million. “The American people are recognized for their innovative spirit and these grants represent the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and arts organizations,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “I am proud of the role the National Endowment for the Arts plays in helping advance the creative capacity of the United States.”


Congratulations to our Oregon arts partners who share 19 grants totaling $1,133,600 and to the other grantees around the nation. For a complete listing of all projects recommended for grant support, click here.


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.



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

Posted on: June 3rd, 2017


We are all feeling a range of emotions after the brutal, hateful crimes that occurred on May 26, 2017 on the MAX Light Rail. Caldera is deeply concerned and saddened that young people were terrorized and that two people died seeking to defend them. We are also inspired and grateful that one of our own community members intervened to uphold justice and respect and, while seriously injured, survived. 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.


With his permission, we share this video from Rocker. 


On behalf of Caldera, our Executive Director and Board Chair have signed on as supporters to this community statement from APANO. 


Here are links to donation pages for the victims:
Girls Who Survived Portland’s MAX Attack YouCaring Page 
Muslims Unite for Portland Heroes LaunchGood Page 
TriMet Hero Recovery GoFundMe Page for Rocker
TriMet Heroes GoFundMe Page



Portland Stories of Change

Posted on: May 12th, 2017


Central Oregon Stories of Change

Posted on: May 12th, 2017


August 12 – Camp Caldera Tour

Posted on: April 19th, 2017

July 22 – Camp Caldera Tour

Posted on: April 19th, 2017

Central Oregon Student Showcase

Posted on: April 18th, 2017

2017 Student Showcase Digital Invite Central OR 

Let us know if you can attend and invite your friends through our Facebook event page here



Arts Integration Symposium

Posted on: March 9th, 2017

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Caldera is once again offering a professional development opportunity for Oregon high-school and middle-school teachers in a beautiful setting with top-rate arts instructors and arts integration specialists. Teachers are eligible for 15 PDUs and one credit of continuing education through Oregon State University – Cascades Campus (teachers must register with OSU separately). Click here for more details.