A Love To Last 13 Hours, Pioneer Winter (Miami, FL) Miami Goes Elsewhere Fellow. June 2016. Performance documentation. Installation with broken glass shards, glass cabinets, interview audio recordings. Photo Credit: Gui Villalba Portel


The Exchange Residency explores emerging local ecologies of contemporary art production in key, national metropolises. The inaugural program in 2015 highlighted Chicago, 2016 focused on Miami, 2017 centered around Baltimore, 2019 will showcase Philadelphia, and for 2020 we look to Kansas City.

This residency serves as an incubator for collaborative creation and critical artwork while building networks among a regional common field of alternative artists and arts organizations. Elsewhere seeks creatives with compelling, critical, socially engaged work and a commitment to Kansas City who demonstrate conceptual and aesthetic experimentation. Exchange Residents receive full funding to attend the month-long residency, including room and board in the historic museum, with additional travel support, plus a $1000 honorarium. Exchange Residents are specially featured in the press, public events, and exhibitions.

Applicants eligible for this residency are required to indicate so on the residency application and answer an additional question. The Exchange Residency is strengthened through nominations from professional artists, curators, collectors, and university educators, but anyone eligible can apply. Once accepted, Exchange Residents are required to sign a contract and participate in the full-month residency.


Department No. 1, Beau Vasseur (Baltimore, MD) Baltimore Goes Elsewhere Fellow. August 2017. Installation view. Found objects, acrylic on wooden shelves. Photo Credit: Gui Villalba Portel


To be eligible for the Exchange Fellowship applicants must be based and actively invested in Kansas City, MO / KS  and able to attend a full month-long residency, participating fully in all aspects of the program. Elsewhere seeks residents who have demonstrated a commitment of applied skills, design intention, site-specific interest, and community participation.

The Exchange Residency is primarily based on nominations from an expanding group of arts professionals in order to expand a regional network of experimental practitioners, and foster an exciting cohort of exceptional artists. In an effort to reach those we don’t know and create space for those operating outside our artistic networks, self-nominated applications are also welcome. Applicants, especially those nominated and hearing about Elsewhere for the first time, should thoroughly review the Residency webpage to ensure Elsewhere is indeed a good fit.

Candidates are required to indicate and answer an additional question on the application. This funded residency is very competitive (offered to 5 individuals with approx. 80 applications), thus candidates are encouraged to express on the application if they are interested in the residency without funding. This will not hurt your ability to receive funding.



Baltimore Fellows from left: McAfee, Khatri, Denton, Camlin, Vasseur

2019 | PHILADELPHIA | 6.13 – 7.9

Eva Wǒ

Jesse Kudler

Marie Alarcon

Sosena Solomon

Yixuan Pan

2017 | BALTIMORE | 8.8 – 9.5

Antonio McAfee

Project: The Break In The Game

April Camlin

Project: To Climb The Mountain

Beau Vasseur

Project: Department No. 1

Gina Alexandra Denton

Project: Big Girl Wanna Play Too

Hamida Khatri

Project: City of Scraps & Nameless

2016 | MIAMI  | 6.8 – 7.6

Juana Valdes

Project: Those the Sun Has Loved

Emma Rosenberg

Project: A Meditation on Scatology

Pioneer Winter

Project: A Love to Last 13 Hours

Jesse Laino

Project: 4MIL

Matthew Evan Taylor

Project: In Living Memory

Patricia Margarita Hernandez

Project: Once Again The World is Flat

2015 | CHICAGO  | 6.10 – 7.5

Lead Curator: Shannon Straton

Troy Briggs

John Brumit

Michael Milano

David More

Project: Pepsi Mountain State Park

Jeff Kolar

Project: Doorbells

Meredith Kooi