Elsewhere Studios is a small art residency formed in 2010 in the rural settings of Paonia, CO.
We host artists from around the world and provide them with the opportunity to focus on their work in a unique and supportive environment. Elsewhere generally hosts four to six artists at one time, and has hosted over 300 artists from over 21 countries. Elsewhere is open to visual artists, writers, musicians, and performing artists as well as scientists, activists, teachers, students, or any kind of creative worker interested in exploring and expanding their work. Artists are supported in the creation of new work and new ideas through dedicated time, a space conducive to focused work, and an environment that is both stimulating and nurturing.
Residents have lots of freedom to structure their time how they wish, connecting with the community, exploring the outdoors, working on their own, etc. Artists stay for one-month durations, with the option to be in residence for consecutive months up to six months. Elsewhere generally hosts four to six artists at one time. Residents share their work and processes with the community through twice-monthly events. Open Studios begin and end each month at Elsewhere, with Final Friday’s art walk happening across town. Residents often host additional events, teaching classes or workshops in the community or other interactive projects.
Elsewhere is focused on creating opportunities for underrepresented artists through our Parent Residency, Indigenous Poet Residency, Aging Creatively, and by offering scholarships for BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ creatives. Elsewhere is committed to social and environmental justice through its everyday practices and specific projects such as INSPIRED: Art at Work and Art, Environment and Sustainability.