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Get Yourself to Caldera! Taking up space in residencies


Thursday, June 28

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Milepost 5 (8155 NE Oregon St, Portland)

Appetizers and drinks provided.

This is a free event. No RSVP necessary.


Have you been needing time away from distractions to finish a project? Or maybe space to rest and reflect about your creative practice? Have you been wanting to apply to a residency and haven’t found the time or resources to do it? What prevents you and other artists and other creatives of color from getting into residencies?


For people of color, the ability to navigate the world as an artist or creative can be even more challenging due to institutional barriers and lack of visibility, resources, or recognition of the work as valuable. If you ever wanted to get into a residency and needed support in doing so, here is a chance to learn from other artists of color about Caldera’s Artists in Residence (AiR) program and more!


This event, organized by artists, cultural organizers, and previous Caldera residents, Luann Algoso and Patricia Vazquez, will explore what it means for people of color to take up space at artist residencies. We will hear from a panel of previous Caldera residents about their experiences going through the application process, how they spent their time during residency, and what the benefits and downsides were to attending residency. After the panel discussion, we will lead a brief workshop to share tips and suggestions to best prepare your application to Caldera and other artist residencies. Artists, musicians, writers, scientists, activists and all creatives are welcome!


Panelists include:

Sharita Towne, mixed-media artist
Mic Crenshaw, hip hop artist
Michelle Fujii, performing artist
Demian DinéYazhi’, mixed-media artist
Daniela del Mar, letterpress printer and bookbinder


Appetizers and drinks provided. Before the panel and workshop, we’ll have a mixer with music provided by LaPaushi.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Luann Algoso at writtenbyluann@gmail.com or Patricia Vazquez at patricia.vazqg@gmail.com.


This event is supported by a Community Grant from The Oregon Community Foundation.


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