Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is your refund policy?  

A: Cancellation Policy for the Creative Arts Community Workshops:
For our Summer Residential Workshops: If you cancel before June 1, all but $150.00 will be refunded. After June 1, refunds depend on The Creative Arts Community's ability to fill your spot, but you can transfer your spot to another person. After July 1, no refunds are allowed, but you can transfer your spot to another person. If the event is canceled, the full deposit will be refunded. Please confirm the status of your program before making travel arrangements. We are not responsible for participants’ travel expenses and/or arrangements.

Q:  How do I register? 

A:  We only allow online registration on this site. Follow the step-by-step instructions on the homepage. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal. Send an email to for more information. 

Q: What is the deal with the beds? What is the difference between a bunk bed dorm and a 3-person semi-private room? 

A: A basic bunk bed dorm room is our least expensive option and has 3-4 bunk beds in it. Each person gets both the top and lower bunk. Renting linens (bedding and towels) cost extra. A 3-person semi-private room has standard beds, not bunk beds (not available for scholarship recipients). Some beds are singles, some are doubles. Linens are included in the cost, which is more expensive than a bunk bed dorm room.

Q: Why don't I see your classes on the Menucha website?

A: We are a separate organization than Menucha. Our non-profit, secular organization, The Creative Arts Community, Inc. has been renting the Menucha Conference Center every summer for over 50 years. Over the years, Menucha has developed some of their own arts programming, but it is not as extensive as ours.

Q: I'm not sure I can afford your workshop, can you explain the costs?

A: Our workshops include top quality instructors, one week of lodging (6 nights), 3 meals a day (18 meals), extensive evening programs, and 24 hour access to working art studios. We are a non-profit group and our goal is to provide an affordable artist residential retreat that nurtures the creative soul. We have a scholarship program in place that helps many people attend our workshops.

Q: What about transportation?

A: The Creative Arts Community no longer provides rides to and from Menucha.
Contact Menucha Conference Center for updated transportation options503.695.2243 (9:00AM – 5:00 p.m. PST, weekdays).

Q: I'd like to help, who should I talk to?

A: CAC is run by a volunteer Board of Directors. They get together once a month in the Portland area for dinner. They plan this one event for the entire year and are always looking for volunteers. There is lots to do! Send us a note on our contact page.