Apply for 2022 Residencies with Elsewhere Living Museum
Due Jan 3 2022

Call for over 30 artists to participate in our 2022 Residency Program.⁠ ⁠

Elsewhere is a living museum, international artist residency, and collaborative learning laboratory built from Sylvia Gray’s three-story thrift store and her 58-year collection of material culture and surplus.

Annually, 30-35 residents are selected to collectively live and work within Elsewhere to create projects that activate the Living Museum. Work produced is site-specific and responsive, exploring Elsewhere’s environment, material inventories, cultural histories, social systems, neighborhood communities, and past projects. All objects and artworks remain part of the museum, available for continued transformation by future creatives.

The deadline to apply is January 3rd, 2022 at 11:59PM EST. ⁠ ⁠

We will host a Residencies 2022 Town Hall on Thursday 12/2 from 6-7PM EST on Zoom to answer questions of prospective applicants (register here).⁠ ⁠

*New* NO FEES! No fee to apply, no fee to attend.

*New* Artists In Residence Financial Support Fund
Invited artists may now request financial support needed to be able to participate in the residency. You can donate directly to help increase this pool of funds to $5,000 to make our residency more accessible to artists who face financial barriers to participation.

RES#111: April 14 – May 10
RES#113: August 11 – September 6

This is the original residency experience of coming to Elsewhere to become immersed in our world of things. Open to all artists around the globe who are 18 or older. Foundational Residencies are typically 26 days, but they offer the flexibility to do shorter 2-3 week research residencies that are less focused on producing finished works. Proposals for longer residencies will also be considered. Comes with room and board ($550 value) and $100 materials budget (increased from $50),

July 21 - August 9 (7-19 days, flexible start and end dates)
Required dates: Saturday, July 30 - Saturday, August 6
This is a new invitation for families to apply for our residency program as collaborative units. Artists may collaborate with their child(ren), parent(s), or chosen family. We welcome family members of all ages and abilities to experiment with collaborations of all kinds. Comes with room and board ($210-410 value per person) and $100 materials budget per family unit. Applicants must answer additional questions to determine their eligibility.


RES#112 June 16 – July 12

Funded fellowship for six (6) residents who are based in New Orleans and demonstrate active local investment.

RES#114: October 13 – November 8
Funded fellowship for six (6) residents who are currently based or were raised in the Southern United States.

Fellowshops come with $1,000 stipend, $500 for travel expenses, room and board ($550 value), $100 materials budget (increased from $50).

Fellowships are strengthened through nominations from professional artists, curators, collectors, and university educators, but anyone eligible can apply.

Fellowship applicants must answer additional questions to determine their eligibility. Applicants indicate if they are interested in participating in the residency without funding if they do not receive a paid fellowship, which in no way impacts our decision-making. Invited artist may also choose to redirect the stipend to be added to our new artist in residence financial support fund.

Who make great candidates for residencies at Elsewhere?⁠ ⁠

Makers, doers, and thinkers of all kinds, working in site-specificity and across disciplines, who demonstrate radical creativity and resourcefulness, are incredibly inclusive and intentional when creating in relation to underserved or marginalized communities, have capacity to produce new work independently in a short period of time, and who stand to grow personally, professionally, and/or artistically from this experience.⁠

More info and application here.