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

Special Residency Opportunity for Experimental Photographer!!

Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, Colorado is offering a one-month fully-funded residency for a photographer working with experimental techniques: hyper-real, staged, fused, alternate realities, dreamscapes / durational, multi-day, day & night in a single image / camera-less, pin-hole, smartphone / altered prints / digital & traditional / motion, depth-of-field & exposure experiments / breaking or remaking the frame / modes yet to be defined & ones you don’t see listed here…

*NOTE: ALL image making is without a darkroom*

The residency will take place in Fall 2017 (September, October, November or December).

The residency includes living and studio space at Elsewhere Studios for the month and a $250 stipend.

The application deadline for this unique opportunity is May 1st, 2017.

Selection Criteria for Photography Residency:

Quality of photographic portfolio.

Innovation and creativity of work.

Vision for time spent at Elsewhere Studios.

Commitment to the full-time experience of your residency.

To apply:

Fill out the online application stating you are applying for the Photographer Residency and submit the requested information and application fee.  The application & materials requested for this special residency follow the same instructions & requirements from our regular residency application.  Please refer to the process outlined in the “Residencies” section of our website.


P.S. If you are interested in an additional month or two (& able to pay the customary Residency Fee), please put that in your application materials.  At Elsewhere an arrangement like that is possible...our calendar is built around various artist's requests. 

Also now accepting applications (August 1st deadline for this) from visual artists, composer/musicians, performance artists, writers, etc. for residencies in Winter 2018...see information below in our "Residencies" section.

now accepting applications for Fall of 2017


The Residency Program provides space and time for artists (visual artists, writers, composer/musicians, performance artists) to create art in a unique and supportive environment. Elsewhere consists of artistically crafted living and studio spaces. Time spans are individually based - 1 to 6 months. 

About our fees:

Our cost to provide a month long residency at Elsewhere Studios is $2000 per resident. We are committed to keeping this experience accessible to all artists regardless of ability to pay. Therefore we have set the residency fees on a sliding scale starting between $600 and $850 per month (depending on space) and going to $2000 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 trust that our residents will place themselves honestly on this spectrum, and are deeply appreciative of any funds that are contributed above the base amount in our sliding scale to help support this vital work. Also, we occasionally have donations that are earmarked for scholarships or stipends. If this would help make a residency possible for you, please inquire about availability.

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.

 Please email us (info@elsewherestudios.org) if you would like to be on a list to be notified of openings due to cancellations.


Check out our RESIDENCY HANDBOOK here


Elsewhere Application Deadline for 2017 residencies

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


Residencies beginning in the months of September to December, 2018 (multi-month residencies can extend beyond these months)

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Notification: Mailed by May 1st


Residencies beginning in the months of January to April, 2018 (multi-month residencies can extend beyond these months)

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Notification: Mailed by September 1st


Residencies beginning in the months of May to August, 2018 (multi-month residencies can extend beyond these months)

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Notification: Mailed by January 2nd

Examples of past work

  • Visual Artists: Ten images of work created in last two years – slides, photos, CD, website, etc. Please include description sheet listing each slide and title, date executed, dimensions, and media.
  •  Writers: A 10 to 20 page writing sample in any genre (poetry, fiction, non-fiction), but representative of the genre you plan to work on in residence. 12 pt easy to read font.
  •  Composers: Digital Files, YouTube videos, DropBox link, CD and/ or DVD (labeled with name, title, duration, and date of work) that best displays your style and what you intend to work on during your residency.


Application Process




Name *
Address *
Your Mailing Address
Phone *
Date Of Birth *
Date Of Birth
Please include their name, your relationship, how long you've known them, their email address & phone number.
Preferred Living Space

Not a fan of this form thing? You can do the following-

Click here to print the residency application form or here to type in your answers and then print. Please mail the completed form and $30 application fee to:

Elsewhere Studios
P.O. Box 926
Paonia, CO 81428

It is also fine to email the application to info@elsewherestudios.org, in which case application fee can be paid to info@elsehwerestudios.org on Paypal.

We need to RECEIVE applications by the due date.