Residencies for Families

The incredibly rich benefit for me was finding new ways to integrate my family and artistic lives, and along the way we infused the work of family life with a sense of creative play.
— Michelle Mercer, Resident Alumni 2017

Two of our four spaces are able to accommodate parents with children: The Suite, the upstairs floor of Elsewhere that has two bedrooms, and the Basement Apartment that is self-contained, with its own kitchen. We are also open to a spouse or other caretaker sharing the space to help with childcare. That being said, we do encourage the artist to think about how to make arrangements that will best support them in creating focused time for their work.

Elsewhere staff will assist connecting parents to childcare, summer camps, etc. 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. Paradise theater is just around the corner. We have bicycles available for use by both adults and children.

If parents will be attending with older children, we are happy to have them pursue their own creative pursuits as part of the residency and will include them (if they desire) in critiques, open studios, and other Elsewhere events.