Elsewhere Studios

General information

Brief description of organisation

We are a small group of individuals who believe strongly in the importance of the arts as an enriching and transformative force in the lives of individuals and communities, and essential to full development as human beings.
Elsewhere Studios is an incubator of innovative arts related activities that radiate out into the community. Since its birth in 2006, Elsewhere Studios has been a hub of community activity. Many local artisans and craftsmen have participated in its design and construction, putting in thousands of hours of donated labor and time. Much of the renovation work has been done with salvaged and recycled materials. Even before completion, Elsewhere has provided space and inspiration for many community art activities and events: Art classes for adults and kids, Space and time for resident artists to create,Friday “art nights” – open studio time for locals to create art, Final Friday Art Walks in which many local artists have been featured. Elsewhere has also sponsored events such as the Aspen Blues Recess, a micro blues dance event.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Elsewhere Studios Residency Program in Paonia, Colorado,USA provides space and time for artists to create in a unique and supportive environment. Paonia, located on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains, about 1.5 hours from Grand Junction, is nestled in a beautiful landscape of mountains and mesas covered with orchards, small ranches, and farms. Elsewhere is a ‘choose your own adventure’! 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 . . .or just time to focus on your work.

Residency fees are $600 to $850 per month which covers living and studio space, WiFi, and utilities.
Time spans are based on individual artist´s request – 1 to 6 months (in calendar months beginning on the 1st).
Please see website www.elsewherestudios.org for detailed information on rooms, fees, and application process. If you have questions, email info@elsewherestudios.org or call 970.527.3249
Please inquire via email about possible space openings due to cancellations.
* Residency Application Deadlines *
Winter (January-April) deadline is July 7th
Spring/Summer (May-August) deadline is November 7th
Fall (September-December) deadline is March 7th extended to 19th


Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Printmaking
  • Film Making
  • Arrangements can be made for theater, dance, and performing arts groups with other organizations in the area.
Type of organisation
  • Other


Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Other

Children, Partners. Please inquire. Depends on space and mix of artists. No pets.

Grants available

The residency fees are already subsidized. They cover only about a quarter of Elsewhere Studios´ residency cost.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

Residency fee covers housing, studio space, utilities, landline phone and WiFi. Artist responsible for food, supplies, travel. Artist responsible for food, supplies, travel.

Expectations of the artist
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
  • Other

We ask artists to post at least once on our blog. Optional opportunities for artists to teach workshops, give presentations,etc. Weekly Group House Cleaning. Seasonal snow shoveling, plant & garden watering, option to participate in monthly “work party” doing house & yard projects with Elsewhere founders, volunteers & board members, as well as potential contribution utilizing your skills for special projects.

Application who/how


Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Room
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

Amtrak stops in Grand Junction or Glenwood Springs.
We can make arrangements to pick you up for $55.

By plane

Nearest airport is Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT), about one and a half hours drive. We can make arrangements to pick you up for $55 from Grand Junction.

Other Airports:
Denver (DIA) about five and a half hours drive
Montrose about one hour drive

By car

Westbound from Denver: Take I-70 to Glenwood Springs. Follow signs to Aspen (Rt 82). Go about 12 miles. Turn right onto Rt133 at Carbondale. Go about 60 miles (over McClure pass). Turn right at first Paonia sign. (Watch carefully after the sign - it´s a little confusing - no turn lane and you go left after the island). Straight to first stop sign. Turn right (3rd St). Elsewhere Studios is the big green house on left. Street Address: 107 3rd Street, Paonia, Colorado 81428

Nearest airport

Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)

Link to Google Maps

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Contact information

Elsewhere Studios
P.O. Box 926, 107 3rd St
81428 Paonia
United States of America


Phone: 970 527 3249

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