Caldera announces 23 artists who have been selected for residencies in winter 2019. These artists will spend up to a month at the Caldera Arts Center near Sisters, Oregon. “Caldera is honored to announce three dynamic and diverse groups of Artists in Residence who will be creating, living, presenting, and teaching this winter at our Arts Center,” said Executive Director Brian Detman.
Every winter, Caldera welcomes artists from around the country accepted to the AiR Program for month-long stays at the Arts Center. Residencies are awarded based on a competitive application process open to artists from all disciplines. For many artists, residencies are a vital part of the artistic process, giving them time and space to focus, untethered by daily distractions, in a community of artists who can enhance reflection and energize new work in unexpected ways, while surrounded by a different landscape than their home environments. In 2019, residents will create new works in theatre, sculpture, nonfiction, dance, poetry, film, and many other genres.
While in residence, these artists will also offer workshop to students in Caldera’s Youth Program as well as to the public. More information on public workshops will be available in November.
Doors to the Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Dr., Sisters) will open to the public for Caldera’s Artists in Residence Open Studios on January 26, February 23, and March 23 from 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Artists in Residence, as well as Caldera students, share their work with the public through presentations and performances. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Applications for 2020 residencies will be open in January 2019.
2019 Caldera Artists in Residence
Click here to learn more about our 2019 AiR.
JANUARY ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Farooq Ahmed, Literary Arts (Los Angeles, CA)
Jess Arndt, Literary Arts (Los Angeles, CA)
Maria Alejandra Barrios, Literary Arts (New York, NY)
May Cat, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)
Andres Chang, Visual Arts (Brooklyn, NY)
Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)
Anthony Hudson, Performing Arts (Portland, OR)
FEBRUARY ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Sarah Abdel-Jelil, Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Gisell Calderón, Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Abigail Chabitnoy, Literary Arts (Fort Collins, CO)
Ian Hanesworth, Visual Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Larry Krone, Performing + Visual Arts (New York, NY)
Aurora Masum-Javed, Literary Arts (Lewisburg, PA)
Jamila Osman, Literary Arts (Portland, Oregon)
Sa’dia Rehman, Literary Arts (Portland, Oregon)
MARCH ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Kemi Adeyemi, Literary + Visual Arts (Seattle, WA)
Julie Hammond, Performing Arts (Vancouver, BC)
Alexandria Martinez, Visual Arts (Oakland, CA)
Carolyn Monastra, Visual Arts (Brooklyn, NY)
Emily X.R. Pan, Literary Arts (Brooklyn, NY)
Analise Cleopatra, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)
Alisa Yang, Visual Arts (Saratoga, CA)
Caldera’s Artists in Residence program is supported by The Oregon Cultural Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, The Oregon Community Foundation, and many generous individual donors.
The Caldera Community Residency is created specifically for Caldera camp staff, teaching artists, and alumni of our Artists in Residence (AiR) program. Spend up to two weeks at the Arts Center working on personal projects among other members of the Caldera community.
Dates: December 8–22, 2018. All residents must arrive on December 8 between noon and 5 p.m. and stay a minimum of one week.
<< Revisit the community and warmth that is Caldera while enjoying time and space to work on creative personal projects and enjoy the outdoors. A project could be any art/craft/creative project, research or study, lesson or curriculum planning, etc. Explore something new or delve deeper into work you know and love!
<< Residents must arrive on Saturday, December 8 between noon and 5 p.m. and stay a minimum of one week (departing December 15) or maximum of two weeks (departing December 22 by 11 a.m.).
<< Caldera will provide a welcome dinner for all residents on December 8 at 6 p.m. Residents will provide their own meals, materials, and transportation.
<< This residency is open to 2017 and 2018 Camp Caldera staff and teaching artists, and AiR Program alumni only. Collaborations are encouraged!
<< This is a child-friendly opportunity. Residents with children may attend with their child/children and a caretaker. Families will be assigned an a-frame or cabin.
ACCOMMODATIONS & STUDIOS:
<< A-frame or Cabin: Includes 2 – 4 beds, full bathroom, and mini-kitchen. These spaces will be reserved for artists with children and collaborations of two or more people.
<< Rooms in Tamarack Hall: Those staying in Tamarack Hall will have two private rooms. Each room includes 1 queen bed and writing desk. Bathrooms, kitchen, and living space are shared. Please understand that complete quiet cannot be guaranteed as there will be up to 11 people sharing Tamarack Hall. Quiet hours will be observed between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.
<< Studio Space: All studios (Campbell Studio, Photo Studio and the Grand Room) will be shared among up to three residents/collaborations.
<< The Hearth Library and Kitchen will be shared among all residents.
APPLICATION & FEES:
<< Fill out the brief online application. Acceptance is on a rolling basis, and the application will be open until September 28. All applicants will be notified of their status by October 15 at the latest.
<< If you attended a December residency in 2016 or 2017, you will be placed on a waitlist until the application closes.
<< Fees are sliding scale $50 – $200 and can be paid via Paypal upon acceptance to hold your spot. Fees are non-refundable.
Questions? Contact Maesie Speer, Arts Center Programs Manager, 541.595.0956 or AiR@CalderaArts.org.
Caldera is honored to announce the 21 dynamic and diverse artists from around the country who will be participating in our 16th group of Artists in Residence (AiR). These artists will each be spending a month this winter (January, February, and March) creating, living, collaborating, performing, and teaching at our Arts Center near Sisters, Oregon.
Residencies are awarded based on a competitive application process that is open to artists from all disciplines. For many artists, residencies are a vital part of the artistic process, giving them time and space to focus, untethered by daily distractions, in a community of artists who can enhance reflection and energize new work in unexpected ways, while surrounded by a landscape different than their home environment. In 2018, residents will create new works in Japanese drumming, sculpture, dance, graphic non-fiction, fiber arts, jazz, poetry, film, and many other genres.
In addition to their personal artistic practice, Artists in Residence are integrated into Caldera’s year-round Youth Program by teaching workshops to high school students in Central Oregon. AiR will also teach free public writing workshops through a partnership with Deschutes Public Library. Workshops for the public will include comics, devotional writing, and using humor in fiction. Details and registration information will be available soon on Caldera’s website.
Maesie Speer, Arts Center Programs Manager, says, “This group of artists brings a diversity of perspectives, experiences and artistic practices to Central Oregon. One of our values at Caldera is lifelong learning, and we are happy to partner with other organizations to connect these creative individuals with the public through workshops and our Open Studios events. If you’ve never been to our Arts Center, Open Studios are a great opportunity to visit and engage with artists making vital, contemporary work.”
Doors to the Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Dr., Sisters) open to the public for Caldera’s Artists in Residence Open Studios on January 27, February 24, and March 24 from 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. AiR, as well as Caldera students, share their work with the public through presentations and performances. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Caldera’s AiR Program is also one of the few in the nation that supports parent artists by allowing children and an additional caretaker to accompany an Artist in Residence during their stay. Caldera Programs Director Elizabeth Quinn notes that, “This year, there will be a record number of parent artists. As a nonprofit committed to the development of young people, the support of parent artists is a natural and powerful extension of our work.” Quinn also notes that, “It’s critical that our programs are as accessible as possible to all artists and supportive of their families. We can’t wait to welcome six families in 2018!”
2018 Caldera Artists in Residence
Click here for more information on all our 2018 AiR.
Leland Cheuk, Literary Arts (Brooklyn, NY)
Masayoshi Ishikawa, Performing Arts (Saint Peter, MN)
Palmarin Merges, Visual Arts (Beaverton, OR)
Marina Peng, Visual Arts (St. Louis, MO)
Carolina Pfister, Media Arts (Portland, OR)
Blanca Villalobos, Performing Arts (Portland, OR)
Tali Weinberg, Visual Arts (Tulsa, OK)
Eroyn Franklin, Literary Arts (Seattle, WA)
Michelle Fujii, Performing Arts (Portland, OR)
Tessa Hulls, Visual Arts (Port Townsend, WA)
Bill Cravis, Visual Arts (Bend, OR)
Ryan Sullivan, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)
Nina Vichayapai, Visual Arts (San Bruno, CA)
Jessica Yen, Literary Arts (Portland, OR)
Amna Ahmad, Literary Arts (Brooklyn, NY)
Nika Blasser, Visual Arts (Pendleton, OR)
Tamar Ettun, Performing Arts (Brooklyn, NY)
Leora Fridman, Literary Arts (Berkeley, CA)
Jason Graham, Visual/Performing Arts (Bend, OR)
Sarah Maria Medina, Literary Arts (Seattle, WA)
Heather Sparks, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)
Caldera welcomes cultural ambassadors OneBeat to Central Oregon this fall. OneBeat is a public-private cultural diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. The OneBeat fellows this year are 25 young and adventurous musicians from 17 countries who are coming together to explore how the arts can renew and restore perspectives, spaces, and societies.
OneBeat kicks off their month-long US tour with an in-depth two and a half week residency at Caldera Arts Center. Caldera’s artist residencies allow musicians and other artists time and space away from their usual environment and obligations to reflect, research, test, and create while living and immersing themselves in our land and facilities on Blue Lake near Sisters, Oregon. OneBeat fellows will be creating musical events for specific spaces, sites, and communities that go beyond the typical concert tour. Its work will embody the spirit of creative collaboration and of music as social practice.
During their residency at Caldera, OneBeat will perform for the local community on Saturday, September 30 at The Belfry in Sisters ($10 adults, $5 students), and on Friday, October 6 at The Suttle Lodge in Sisters (free admission). Both performances will be begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.
Additionally, youth Caldera serves through its year-round program will have an opportunity to collaborate with OneBeat during the residency. They will share their combined musical creativity at Caldera’s annual Stories of Change fundraiser on Saturday, October 7 at the Caldera Arts Center. Seating is limited and tickets are available by contacting Michelle Meyer, Development Director, at Michelle.Meyer@CalderaArts.org or 503.937.3065.
“It’s a unique experience for Caldera youth to partner with these talented musicians from all over the globe. In addition to the creative and musical collaboration, we hope that the students and the community come away with a greater understanding of how music can help us engage civically and build healthy communities, prosperous societies, and a more peaceful world,” said Caldera Executive Director Brian Detman.
This year’s fellows include South African vocalist Nonku Phiri; Aisaana Omorova, a komuz (traditional three-stringed strummed instrument) player from Kyrgyzstan; Chicago-based producer Elijah Jamal; and Belorussian producer and singer Natalia Kuznetskaya.
OneBeat previously visited Caldera in 2015 for a three-day residency where their fellows presented workshops and performances in the community of Warm Springs, as well as at Pilot Butte Middle School and Sisters Middle School. They also did a community performance in Sisters that was co-presented by Caldera and the Sisters Folk Festival. “It’s an honor to host and work with OneBeat again. We hope to continue this fantastic partnership for years to come,” said Detman.
OneBeat uses person-to-person interaction, improvisation, and collaboration to encourage and refresh international ties between Americans, American artists, and creative minds from all over the world. It’s a grassroots way to build a different kind of diplomatic dialogue that deepens trust, builds networks, and creates opportunities that promote entrepreneurship and creative leaders.
“There is so much talk fueled by fear and anger these days, delivered incessantly through our phones, laptops, televisions. It’s imperative to counter these narratives, and to me that means interacting with people face to face, trying our best to connect in deeply honest, sometimes challenging ways,” says Found Sound Nation’s Elena Moon Park. “The process of collaboratively creating original music and art does this — it necessitates dialogue and compromise, listening and sharing, vulnerability and humility.”
After Central Oregon, OneBeat will continue their tour with stops in Idaho (in partnership with Treefort Music Festival and the City of Boise), Wyoming (in partnership with Jackson’s KHOL radio), and Colorado, concluding in a series of special events coordinated with Ft. Collins’ bustling local scene.
OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, & produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. Since its inaugural year in 2012, OneBeat has invited 140 musicians from 41 countries and territories to the U.S., visited 26 U.S. communities in 14 states, produced 75 free and low-cost public performances for more than 25,000 people in the United States, and collaborated with over 5,500 students, teachers, and leaders in U.S. schools and community organizations. More information can be found here: http://1beat.org.
OneBeat 2017 Event Schedule
CENTRAL OREGON: Presented in partnership with Caldera
Saturday, October 7: Caldera Arts Center (Sisters, OR), Stories of Change Fundraiser. (Tickets must be purchased prior to event.)
BOISE, ID: Presented in partnership with Treefort and City of Boise
Tuesday, October 10: Linen Building
Wednesday, October 11: The Olympic
JACKSON, WY: Presented in partnership with KHOL radio
Friday, October 13: Center for the Arts
FORT COLLINS, CO: Presented in partnership with The Music District
Thursday, October 19: The Lincoln Center
Friday, October 20: Colorado State University
Friday, October 20: Live film score at The Lyric
Friday, October 20: The Artery
Saturday, October 21: The Armory
Saturday, October 21: The Lyric Afterparty
Plus a week of film screenings at The Lyric and interactive public events throughout downtown Fort Collins Thursday–Saturday.
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.
We’re hiring for Camp Caldera 2017 seasonal staff! 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 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.