Elsewhere was such an amazing and vital part of my art making and mental health and I am so proud to have spent time with such a wonderful group of people.
— Resident Alumni Chelsea Rowe

The Residency Program provides space and time for artists. We welcome visual artists, writers, composer/musicians, performance artists at any stage of their careers as well as scientists, activists, teachers, students, or any kind of creative thinker interested in exploring and expanding their work in a unique and supportive environment. Elsewhere consists of artistically crafted and unique living and studio spaces. Time spans are individually based - 1 to 6 months, accommodating 4 to 6 artists at a time.

Elsewhere is a choose-your-own-adventure style residency. Situated in downtown Paonia, the spaces are versatile, providing residents with opportunities to connect and interact with other artists in the community, to create or participate in art exhibitions, and to teach classes or workshops.

About our fees + funding:

Elsewhere Studios is a not-for-profit organization and we aspire to keeping this experience accessible to all artists. Therefore, we have set subsidized residency fees between $600 and $850 (depending on space).  Our overhead cost per resident to provide a month-long residency at Elsewhere Studios is $1500 per month. We raise the remaining funds through grants, donations, and fundraising events which require a big investment of time and energy on the part of our staff, board, and awesome volunteers. We are deeply appreciative of any funds that are contributed above the base amount to help support this vital work.                                


Elsewhere Application Deadlines

for residencies:

Please note: Residency periods are for full calendar month(s)


Residencies beginning in the months of January to April, 2020 (multi-month residencies can extend beyond these months)

 Deadline: July 7, 2019                                                                                                  Notification: E-mailed the week of September 1st or earlier

Residencies beginning in the months of May to August, 2020 (multi-month residencies can extend beyond these months)

Deadline: Novemeber 7th, 2019

Notification: E-mailed the week of January 2nd or earlier

Residencies beginning in the months of September to December, 2020 (multi-month residencies can extend beyond these months)

Deadline: March 7, 2020

Notification: E-mailed the week of May 1st or earlier

If your proposal falls outside of our deadlines, please feel free to inquire about other potential residency openings: info@elsewherestudios.org



To apply please click on the Apply button below. This will take you to our Application form on Submittable. Fill out the form for Elsewhere Studios Residency Program. 

We charge a $30 application fee for administration costs, payable on the Submittable site. We need to RECEIVE applications by the due date, 11:59PM Mountain Time.