Deadline: 15/11/2017

Socially Engaged Art - Elsewhere Studios -Fully Funded Residency Summer 2018 in Paonia CO

Unique intimate small town Residency. Beautiful setting Colorado mountains. Community of creatives.

Elsewhere Studios has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Arts in Society Program for a project, INSPIRED: Art at Work, which will bring two artists to Paonia, CO, in summer 2018 for a two-month fully funded residency and will provide a stipend and materials for one local artist. Working closely with five local partner organizations (Citizens for a Healthy Community, Western Colorado Conservation Center, Farm and Food Alliance, Solar Energy International, and the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition), scientists, and policy makers, they will create socially-engaged artworks that address issues stemming from the impacts of legacy coal mining,such as: preservation of culture and environment, creation of a resilient economy in rural Colorado, pressures created by oil and gas development, and loss of jobs. These collaborations and a final symposium are designed to broadly engage the community and promote dialog about concerns vital to the future of this rural area.

Description of residency program
Elsewhere Studios Residency Program in Paonia, CO, provides space and time for artists to create in a unique and supportive environment.  

Paonia is a small town nestled in a beautiful landscape of mountains and mesas covered with orchards, small ranches, and farms. It is about 1.5 hours from Grand Junction on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. Paonia is a community of unique and creative individuals with a strong interest in sustainability. It was recently designated as a Certified Creative District by the state of Colorado.

Duration of residency
Two month residency. Preferably July and August 2018, however it is possible for it to be any two months between May and August as long as artist can return for Symposium the end of August.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
All Disciplines - Visual artists, writers, composers, and performance artists are welcome.

Private rooms. All rooms and spaces in the main house have radiant in-floor heat. Some have private bath, some have shared bath. The Gingerbread House is a separate dwelling and is heated with a wood burning stove.

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Studio/ workspace
Some private and some shared studio space as well as Woodworking shop on site. Local ceramics studio available.

Fees and support
Residency is free for this opportunity. Includes $500/month stipend and $1000 materials.

Expectations towards the artist
Artists expected to engage community in work and to participate in ending Symposium the end of August 2018

Application information
More information and link to application can be found here 

Application deadline is November 15, 2017

$30 application fee

Socially Engaged Art - Elsewhere Studios -Fully Funded Residency Summer 2018 in Paonia CO

Socially Engaged Art - Elsewhere Studios -Fully Funded Residency Summer 2018 in Paonia CO

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