Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
19. 07 2018
Open call: 2019 Residencies at Elsewhere

Elsewhere is now accepting applications for 2019 Residencies (due July 27th) from creatives working across media, fields, and disciplines.


Annually, 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 Elsewheres 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.


Residents have access to the enormous collection of textiles, toys, books, consumer technologies, clothes, brik-a-brac, and general thrift for transformation. A curatorial team stewards the creative process and collection use, provides critical feedback, supports public events, and facilitates connections with Greensboro neighbors and Elsewhere’s international network.


Makers, thinkers and doers of all kinds working across media (sound, video, installation, performance, painting, emerging technologies, food) fields (art, healthcare, administration, coders, journalists, educators, curators, homesteaders, scholars, designers, writers, scientist) and discipline (futurists, cross-sector, interdisciplinary, conceptual, social, system-thinkers, research) are encouraged to apply.  Those with an interest in participation, co-creation, reuse, public practice, social engagement, intersectional critique, urban intervention, and experimental living are an excellent fit for this program. Collectives and collaborative groups, as well as residents who would like to live off-site, are also welcome!


Residents receive room & board, material, tool, and equipment access, as well as, public engagement and programming opportunities, documentation, promotion, online and in-museum representation of work. The Residency program is partially subsidized at a nominal cost with 10 curatorial based Fellowships available. Please see ‘fees’ and ‘fellowships’ tab for more information on costs, what they cover and accommodations.


Elsewhere is an unparalleled site for creative inquiry, join in the experiment of building new futures from old things!




Residencies are available during 5 sessions, each 2-4 weeks long with up to 7 residents at a time. All residencies must begin at the start date indicated with each session. 4-week residencies encouraged; 2 & 3-week research-based residencies also available:


FEBRUARY | 2.7 – 3.5


APRIL | 4.11 – 5.7


JUNE | 6.13 – 7.9


AUGUST | 8.15 – 9.10


OCTOBER | 10.10 – 12.5


***Elsewhere does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, expression or parents/guardians with children. Elsewhere shares a radically expansive understanding of creative practice and identity. To decolonize systemic cultures of intersectional, institutional oppression, we encourage queer creatives of color to apply. We strive for a diverse representation of voices, life experiences, views, and interests to reflect the collaborative community we have and wish to serve.


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