Elsewhere Studios Residency Program in Paonia, CO, provides space and time for artists to create in a unique and supportive environment. Time spans are individually based – 1 to 6 months. Visual artists, writers, musicians, and performance artists are welcome. Situated in ‘down town’ 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 work. Shared Studio space as well as Ceramics and Woodworking shop on site. Residency fees are $500 to $700 per month, which includes utilities and WiFi. The North Fork Valley (home of Paonia) was designated as a Certified Creative District by the State of CO in June (one of 7 in the state!) The rich diversity of artisans, agrarians, performers, and epicureans makes this a great place to spend time.
2016 Composer Residency
Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, CO is offering a special residency From July 1st to September 29th. The application deadline is March 15th.
This residency opportunity is for an emerging or mid career musician who composes their own music. This is open to all genres of music, so be as creative as you like. The lucky composer chosen for this special funded residency opportunity will live and work at Elsewhere Studios from July thru September and will receive a $250 monthly stipend. During the time at Elsewhere the resident will compose new work to be performed at Paonia's Mountain Harvest Festival in September. The resident will also work directly with Mountain Harvest Creative, the organization that orchestrates the Mountain Harvest Festival, to learn about or participate in the process of producing a live festival performance. For more information on the festival please check out their website.
NOTE: we understand that the summer is touring season for musicians, so please let us know if you plan to be touring during your residency. It will certainly not exclude you from consideration and may play well into the residency.