Open Call

Open Call: Funded Residency: Creative Aging

Elsewhere Studios

With Funding
Paonia, United States


This Open Call is for a funded residency for socially engaged creatives from any discipline with a background in Senior engagement We are seeking visiting artists with a background of of finding creative and innovating solutions to ensure a thriving community as we all age. Residencies will be three months long beginning in April 2020 to allow the visiting artist time with our local Senior Center to develop a public art project alongside the community members there. The public art project can be anything: a mural, a garden space, a story-telling project, etc. We are open to any project and are specifically looking for a proposal that showcases how the artist will engage with the older adults of the Senior Center and involve them in the process and execution.

Number of Participants

2 individual artists to occupy 2 spaces in our residency program. Artists have private lodging and a shared studio.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 01, 2020 - June 29, 2020


  • $1,550.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $30.00 application fee


Ceramic Facility, Co-Working, Gallery, Library, Shared Studio, Wood Shop


Apartment, Cabin, Live/Work, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Discussion, Grant, Group Dinners, Mentors, Mural Projects, Open Studios, Professional Development, Readings, Retreat, Self-Directed, Teaching Exchange, Visiting Professionals, Work Exchange, Workshops


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, DJ / Nightlife, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Entrepreneur , Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Glass, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Metalsmith, Mime, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Museum Technology, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, 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, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Web Design


English, Spanish

Program Description

The residency will be fully-funded and each artist will receive a living/ material stipend of $1550. Chosen artists are expected to spend half their time at the residency working on creating relationships and building a project in collaboration with the Senior Center, as well as offering (1) 2-hour art class each month at the Senior Center that will help build skills and interest. The other half of the artists' time during residence can be spent working on other projects, planning events, researching, or experimenting. We are open to collaborative projects. for more details:

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