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

now accepting applications for Fall 2018


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 & funding:

Elsewhere Studios is a not-for-profit organization and we aspire to keeping this experience accessible to all artists. Therefore, we have set the residency fees on a sliding scale starting at between $600 and $850 per month (depending on space).  Our overhead cost per resident to provide a month-long residency at Elsewhere Studios is $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 are deeply appreciative of any funds that are contributed above the base amount to help support this vital work and trust that our residents will place themselves honestly on this spectrum. 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.                               

  *2017 we do not have additional funds available at this time.  Please keep checking our website for updates or email to ask.

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 at 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 Deadlines for 2018 residencies

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


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

Deadline: November 7, 2017

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


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

Deadline: March 7, 2018

Notification: E-mailed the week of May 1st


Residencies beginning in the months of January to April, 2019 (multi-month residencies can extend beyond these months)

Deadline: July 7, 2018

Notification: E-mailed the week of September 1st

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, payable on the Submittable site. We need to RECEIVE applications by the due date, 11:59PM Mountain Time.