Executive director CAROLINA PORRAS
Carolina Porras is excited to be director after joining Elsewhere Studios as Program Manager in 2017. She was a resident two years in a row, summer of 2013-14 and being a resident facilitated pivotal experiences that not only challenged and expanded her artistic practice, but was central in shifting the direction of her life. After Carolina left Elsewhere as a resident, she was inspired to continue pursuing different roles that helped promote art within communities. The profound effects of this can be seen within the co-creation of Piney Wood Atlas, a country-wide artist residency research project conceptualized with another former Elsewhere resident. Carolina brings her extensive knowledge of artist residencies as well as a special enthusiasm for Elsewhere and Paonia. She is 2018-19 recipient of Alliance of Artist Communities Diversity + Leadership Fellowship.
"I believe artist residencies are essential in creating a supportive and fertile environment for artists to transcend to new levels in their work, facilitating growth and gaining new perspectives not only for the artist but also the surrounding community.”