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 winter of 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 between $600 and $850 per month (depending on space).  If an artist has the ability to pay the Residency Fee plus donate the additional difference, going up to $2000 per month (our overhead cost per resident to provide a month-long residency at Elsewhere Studios).  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.  *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 (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 2018 residencies

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


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

Deadline: August 1, 2017

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


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

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Notification: E-mailed the week of May 1st

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 11:59pm Denver Time.