Elsewhere Studios

970 527 3249
Name of Residency: Elsewhere Studios

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 Programme since: 2011
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: 2006
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 4
  • Months: 5
  • Months: 6
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Shared Room
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Education Programmes
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Ceramics facilities
  • Woodworking tools
  • Library
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Woodworking tools
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : ceramics guild, wood shop, local galleries, local movie theater
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): between $600-850
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)
    Nearest Train Station: Grand Junction, CO or Glenwood Springs, CO
    How to reach 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 driveMontrose about one hour drive
    How to reach by train: Amtrak stops in Grand Junction or Glenwood Springs.We can make arrangements to pick you up for $55.
    How to reach 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
    Street & Number: P.O. Box 926, 107 3rd St
    Postal Code: 81428
    City: Paonia
    Country long: United-States
    P.O. Box 926, 107 3rd St
    Paonia 81428 CO USA
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