Open Call

Funded Parent Residency for July 2020

Elsewhere Studios

With Funding
Paonia, United States


This call is open to all creatives who are parents with children under the age of 18

Number of Participants

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 4 parent creatives for the second year in a row during July 2020. 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.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


July 01, 2020 - July 23, 2020


  • $1,000.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $30.00 application fee


Ceramic Facility, Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Individual Studio, Library, Shared Studio, Wood Shop


Live/Work, Private Room


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Exhibition, Grant, Retreat, Self-Directed


Acting, Activists, Administrators, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Arts Administrator, Augmented Reality, Ballet, Biotech, Blacksmith, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Chefs, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Comedy, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Glass, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Literature, Makers, Metalsmith, Mime, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Museum Technology, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Robotics, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Development


English, Spanish

Program Description

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.

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