Elsewhere was such an amazing and vital part of my art making and mental health and I am so proud to have spent time with such a wonderful group of people.
— Resident Alumni Chelsea Rowe

now accepting

applications for Fall 2018


Special Opportunity:

Alternative Firing Ceramic Artist Residency

Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, Colorado is offering a one month fully-funded residency for a Ceramic Artist working with alternative firing techniques such as Pit and Saggar. 

The residency will take place in Fall 2018 ( September, October, November or December) and includes living space at Elsewhere, full access to Paonia Clayworks studio and a $250 stipend. Artists are expected to host a one day workshop teaching the community about their alternative firing process during the residency.

The application deadline is: March 1st, 2018

Ceramic studio information: The studio is located 10 blocks from Elsewhere. It is a cooperative studio at one end of a warehouse building (Edesia Warehouse) that also houses a commercial kitchen. It is an easy walkable or bike rideable distance from Elsewhere! There is 24/7 access to the space and it includes: 5 wheels, a slab roller, clay mixer, extruder, 3 electric kilns, a propane fire Raku Kiln. By Fall of 2018 we also expect to have a natural gas fired kiln in use. Artist is responsible for purchase of their own clay and glaze materials. 

Note: If you are interested in an additional month or two (& able to pay the customary Residency Fee), please put that in your application.

The Residency:

The Residency Program provides space and time for artists. 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 unique and supportive environment. Elsewhere consists of artistically crafted and unique living and studio spaces. Time spans are individually based - 1 to 6 months, accommodating 4 to 6 artists at a time.

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.

About our fees + funding:

Elsewhere Studios is a not-for-profit organization and we aspire to keeping this experience accessible to all artists. Therefore, we have set the residency fees on a sliding scale starting at between $600 and $850 per month (depending on space).  Our overhead cost per resident to provide a month-long residency at Elsewhere Studios is $2000 per month. We raise the remaining funds through grants, donations, and fundraising events which require a big investment of time and energy on the part of our staff, board, and awesome volunteers. We are deeply appreciative of any funds that are contributed above the base amount to help support this vital work.                                


Elsewhere Application Deadlines

for 2018 residencies:

Please note: Residency periods are for full calendar month(s)


Residencies beginning in the months of May to August, 2019 (multi-month residencies can extend beyond these months)

Deadline: November 7, 2018

Notification: E-mailed the week of January 2nd or earlier


Residencies beginning in the months of September to December, 2018 (multi-month residencies can extend beyond these months)

Deadline: March 7, 2018

Notification: E-mailed the week of May 1st


Residencies beginning in the months of January to April, 2019 (multi-month residencies can extend beyond these months)

Deadline: July 7, 2018

Notification: E-mailed the week of September 1st


If your proposal falls outside of our deadlines, please feel free to inquire about other potential residency openings: info@elsewherestudios.org



To apply please click on the Apply button below. This will take you to our Application form on Submittable. Fill out the form for Elsewhere Studios Residency Program. 

We charge a $30 application fee, payable on the Submittable site. We need to RECEIVE applications by the due date, 11:59PM Mountain Time.