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Caldera's Artists in Residence Program  

Through our residency program, Caldera supports artists, creatives, and cultural workers to build skills, relationships, and projects that inspire growth, combat oppression, and activate change. Residents draw inspiration from the residency community and the natural world surrounding our Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.  

Residencies are open to US-based and international artists, creatives and cultural workers in any discipline. Artists at any stage of their careers who are not current students are eligible. Residencies are also available for parent artists who would like to bring their children. Please visit our website for full program overview and guidelines.

2021 Residency Dates

  • January 8 – February 1, 2021  (3.5 weeks)
  • January 18 – February 1, 2021  (2 weeks)
  • February 5 – March 1, 2021  (3.5 weeks)
  • February 15 – March 1, 2021  (2 weeks)
  • March 5  – 29, 2021  (3.5 weeks)
  • March 15  – 29, 2021   (2 weeks)

If you have questions about the residency or application, please contact Maesie Speer, Arts Center Programs Director, Email: Air@CalderaArts.org, Phone: 503.937.3075. 

Statement of Equity & Inclusion  

We recognize that Caldera's communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression. 

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.  

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth.  

At Caldera, we are striving towards racial equity and inclusion that we define as when the power and resources of the organization are held by the communities we serve, and we create opportunities for all to lead and thrive.  

We celebrate the identities of all involved in Caldera, past and present. We are an inclusive creative community that welcomes marginalized voices and traditionally excluded people and groups.  

Caldera encourages applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, size, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, criminal background, religious background, marital status, or military status.

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