Deadline: 07/07/2018

Open Call at Elsewhere Studios in Western Colorado

Give yourself time + space to focus on your creative projects in picturesque Paonia, Colorado.

Description of residency program
Elsewhere Studios is an artist residency program in Paonia CO, hosting artists from around the world to have time and space to focus on their work in a unique and supportive environment. Elsewhere is a choose-your-own-adventure style residency, providing residents with the opportunity to connect with the community... or just time to focus on work.

Elsewhere exists in the heart of the small town of Paonia, Colorado, located at the base of Lamborn Mountain in the West Elks on the western slope of the Rockies - west of Delta, and about 1.5 hours from Grand Junction. The town itself has a population of 1500, but the surrounding mesas hold another 5000. It is surrounded by orchards, farms, and vineyards. 

Open Call Deadline: July 7th for Winter 2019 residencies beginning between January 2019 and April 2019.

Duration of residency
Time spans are individually based - 1 to 6 months, accommodating 4 to 6 artists at a time.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
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 supportive environment.


  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Room
  • Private Cabin/House
  • Shared Studio
  • Private Studio

All rooms and spaces in the main house have radiant in-floor heat. There is also a large wood stove in living room of house as a supplemental heat/cooking system. 

We have a washer and dryer for resident use. Residents are responsible for their own meals. The fully equipped main floor kitchen is shared by Suite, Loft Room, and Gingerbread House residents. Grocery store, banks , library, theater, pubs, post office, etc.  are easy walking distance from Elsewhere. Elsewhere also has bicycles available for residents' use.

Studio/ workspace
The studio space on the Main Floor is shared by the residents in the Loft Room and Gingerbread House .TheSuite (top floor) is living and studio space combined.  The Basement Apartment is also living and studio space combined.  There is a small woodworking shop on the property with table saw, chop saw, and a variety of power and hand tools available for artist use. There are performing art spaces available in Paonia that can be contracted for dance and theater. There is also an off-site ceramics co-op for residents to use for an additonal fee. Elsewhere has an Epson 3880 Professional Ink Jet Printer, our local branch library has an Epson Artisan 1430 Printer & and Epson Perfection V600 Photoscanner as well as GoPro Camera's (for checkout). Our local branch library has a MAC Computer associated with the equipment listed above & they have some software, too, including the Adobe Creative Suite.

Fees and support
Residency fees are $600 to $850 per month, which includes housing, utilities, and WiFi.

Expectations towards the artist
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. Residents are expected to participate in two events per month: a "Meet-n-Greet" at the beginning of the month to introduce themselves and their work to the community, as well as an "Open Studio" at the end of the month as part of Final Friday Artwalk. Artists are also expected to keep a clean workspace and common area as well as posting at least one blog post to the website during their stay.

Application information
Elsewhere has three deadlines per year: March 7th for residencies beginning in the months of September to December, July 7th for residencies beginning in the months of January to April, and November 7th for residencies beginning in the months of May to August. Application fee of $30. 

Open Call at Elsewhere Studios in Western Colorado

Open Call at Elsewhere Studios in Western Colorado

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