At Elsewhere Studios, we recognize the limited accessibility to residencies as a parent. The length of time, cost of travel, and leaving behind your family can make attending very, very difficult. Thanks to the generous support of Sustainable Arts Foundation, Elsewhere Studios is happy to host a family-friendly residency every July.
This opportunity is open to national and international artists. Accepted artists have the choice to bring their spouse/ partner and children or come on their own. They are provided with living and studio space, and are awarded a stipend of $1000 for a 10 day residency. The artist has the freedom to use the stipend for childcare, bills, travel / material costs, or for summer camp fees for children (there are several in Paonia.) Elsewhere staff can assist in connecting parent artists to childcare, summer camps, additional housing, etc.
Families will be housed in either the Basement Apartment: an independent living / studio space with its own kitchen, bathroom and sauna in the lower level of the main house, or the Suite: the upstairs living / studio space with two bedrooms, its own bathroom and shared kitchen. Two families-in-residence will overlap during their 1.5 week long residency, giving the opportunity for collaboration, shared childcare/meals/experience, etc. We are happy to have the children pursue their own creative pursuits as part of the residency and will include them (if they desire) in critiques, open studios, and other Elsewhere events.
OPEN CALL FOR FAMILY RESIDENCIES DURING JULY 2022
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 17TH