Residencies for Parent artists
At Elsewhere Studios, we recognize the limited accessibility to residencies as a parent. The length of time, cost of travel, and leaving behind your family can make attending very, very difficult. Thanks to the generous support of Sustainable Arts Foundation, Elsewhere Studios was able to offer specific support to parent artists during the month of July 2019. Accepted artists had the choice of bringing their spouse/ partner and children, or to come on their own. They were provided free living and studio space, and awarded a stipend of up to $1500. The residencies were shortened from one-six months to one-two week long residencies. We had six families total in residents with six children ranging from 2.5 years old to 13. Our parent artists were:
It was a rich month with presentations, potlucks and open studios happening each week. Every artist presented their work to the community, and we even had some of the children-in-residence do a presentation. Three of boys Alex (9), Adrian (9) and Emery (13) created a collaborative feature-length film during their residency and previewed it to the community during one of you events. The film is titled ‘Kung Food Masters’, watch the trailer below:
About Elsewhere and Paonia:
Elsewhere Studios exists in the heart of the small, vibrant mountain town of Paonia, Colorado. Located on the western slope of the Rockies, Paonia has a population of about 1500 with another 5000 in the surrounding mesas. The town is rich with creativity and is home to many organic orchards, farms and vineyards. Though small, Paonia doesn’t have a lack of things to do for families, especially during the summer!
The Paonia Library is just two blocks away and offers lots of kid friendly activities. The Paonia River Park and Paonia Town Park are both about 5 blocks away with great playground and shaded open spaces. Go check out a movie or music at the local theater, The Paradise, which is just right around the corner. The Blue Sage Art Center offers classes, workshops, and kids camps (such as circus arts or animation and movie-making). Cherry Days, an annual festival in July, is a fun-filled weekend featuring live music, food and parades. Delicious Orchards, two miles from Elsewhere Studios, is a great place for families to enjoy local delicious food and beverages while listening to live music as part of their summer BBQ Concert Series. We also have bicycles available for use by both adults and children.
Elsewhere Studios thanks Sustainable Arts Foundation for assisting in supporting family friendly residencies for 2019.