The application for the 2019 residency season is now closed.

Elsewhere opens applications once a year in the Spring (2020 applications open Spring 2019). Elsewhere’s evolving collection of past projects, material surplus, unique concepts, and access to local and national communities provide an unparalleled site for creative inquiry. Join us in using the collection of a former thrift store to inspire new futures from old things!


Annually, 35 creatives are selected to collectively live and work within Elsewhere creating new work for the Living Museum. Residencies include collaboration and curatorial guidance with Elsewhere’s team of staff, interns, community members, and peer residents. Residencies are available during 5 sessions, each 2-4 weeks long with up to 7 residents at a time. Additionally, 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 with a nominal fee. 

In 2019 Elsewhere is offering 10 FELLOWSHIPS which sponsor the month-long residency, provide a travel stipend and $1000 honorarium. 5 Fellowships will support creatives raised or based in the Southern US through the Southern Constellations Fellowship. 5 Exchange Fellowships support connectivity between Elsewhere and an annually selected Metropol (2019: Philadelphia). 

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Annually, 15 internships are offered to emerging leaders who live and work within Elsewhere’s Living Museum. Internships are available during 3 sessions, each approx. 16 weeks long with up to 5 interns at a time. Interns see the inner functions of a dynamic alternative arts organization run by a small team and help support the nonprofit’s organizational, artistic, and community-based projects through exceptional experiences with learning in action.

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Elsewhere seeks an energetic and collaborative leader to serve as its next Executive Director. The Executive Director leads strategy and implementation of Elsewhere’s financial and operational development and collaborates with the Board of Directors and Creative Director on the advancement of Elsewhere’s mission and vision. DEADLINE: June 25, 11:59 pm EST

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CREATIVE RETREATS | Retreats invite university classes, organizations, and groups to immerse in our community for programmed day-long or weekend stays in the Living Museum.  For more information:

TOURS | Behind the scenes 3-Floor tours introduce Elsewhere’s history, visual concepts, and artworks. Tours engage students in a dialogue about the process and theory of building a museum. For more information:

QUEERLAB | A youth-led media program that develops dialogue around LGBTQ+ experiences and issues. QueerLab hosts a youth editorial team to produce a magazine: I Don’t Do Boxes. For more information:

SPACE RENTALS | Host your next gathering, event, celebration, class, meeting, photo shoot or performance within the world’s only thrift store turned museum. For more information:

***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.