Thanks to the generous support of Sustainable Arts Foundation, Elsewhere Studios is excited to be able to offer specific support to parent artists during the month of July 2019. Accepted artists have the choice to bring their spouse/ partner and children or come on their own, are provided with living and studio space, and are awarded a stipend of up to $1500. The artist has the freedom to use the stipend for childcare, bills, travel / material costs, or for summer camp fees for children (there are several in Paonia.) Residencies will be short-term between one to two weeks and Elsewhere staff can assist in connecting parent artists to childcare, summer camps, additional housing, etc. Families will be housed in either the Basement Apartment: an independent living / studio space with its own kitchen, bathroom and sauna in the lower level of the main house, or the Suite: the upstairs living / studio space with two bedrooms, its own bathroom and shared kitchen. If parents will be attending with older children, we are happy to have them pursue their own creative pursuits as part of the residency and will include them (if they desire) in critiques, open studios, and other Elsewhere events.

About Elsewhere and Paonia:

Elsewhere Studios exists in the heart of the small, vibrant mountain town of Paonia, Colorado. Located on the western slope of the Rockies, Paonia has a population of about 1500 with another 5000 in the surrounding mesas. The town is rich with creativity and is home to many organic orchards, farms and vineyards. Though small, Paonia doesn’t have a lack of things to do for families, especially during the summer!  

The Paonia Library is just two blocks away and offers lots of kid friendly activities. The Paonia River Park and Paonia Town Park are both about 5 blocks away with great playground and shaded open spaces. Go check out a movie or music at the local theater, The Paradise, which is just right around the corner. The Blue Sage Art Center offers classes, workshops, and kids camps (such as circus arts or animation and movie-making). Cherry Days, an annual festival in July, is a fun-filled weekend featuring live music, food and parades. Delicious Orchards, two miles from Elsewhere Studios, is a great place for families to enjoy local delicious food and beverages while listening to live music as part of their summer BBQ Concert Series. We also have bicycles available for use by both adults and children.

Elsewhere Studios thanks Sustainable Arts Foundation for assisting in supporting family friendly residencies for 2019. 

To find out more about this residency opportunity, contact Residency Manager at

Ends in 6 days, 22 hours $30.00
As an extension of Elsewhere's usual artist residency program, we are happy to partner with aeolian acres -- a space with its own unique and welcoming vibe. It is located off Hwy 133 between Paonia and Hotchkiss and provides more of a retreat style residency.
It is a special opportunity that is separate from Elsewhere Studios' normal programming. Artists-in-residence at aeolian have the option to participate in community events at Elsewhere Studios in town, share communal dinners, or have exhibitions, but can also choose to create their own solitary residency. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity please contact our Program Manager:

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

Deadline: November 7th, 2018

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

All references must be received by November 7th to be considered for the residency program.  

Last-minute residency opportunity beginning November 1st, 2018 and ending November 29th, 2018 in the Loft Apartment:

Small private room (about 9x10 ft with a 5x9ft sleeping loft - queen mattress), with use of main floor studio space (approximately 330 sq ft), and shared kitchen, bath, common area and outside yard. Utilities and WiFi are included. This space is $600/month.

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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 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.

We have two community events per month: a "Meet-n-Greet" style event at the beginning of the month where artists present their past work / intended project at Elsewhere to community members of Paonia in order to introduce them to the community and vice versa. At the end of the month we host a "Open Studio" which can be exhibition, performances, readings, anything really! 

While at Elsewhere, we offer artists one of the most valuable tools: time, and artists have the freedom to spend it how they wish.

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