Elsewhere offers residencies for artists and creatives working across all media, fields and disciplines to explore the museum’s immense 58-year collection of cultural and material surplus through site-specific projects that contribute to Elsewhere’s concepts, collections, and communities.

Elsewhere’s three-story museum offers an evolving environment that provides an experimental context for investigating material culture and developing new collaborative approaches. Elsewhere vitalizes its emerging downtown neighborhood and offers an exceptional place for re-thinking process and practice.

2015 Residencies include:

South Elm Projects

South Elm Projects commissions artists, designers and creatives to create site-specific interventions to re-form four overlooked and undervalued alleys and green spaces in Downtown Greensboro’s South Elm neighborhood. Find more info here.

Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations offers six paid fellowships for artists based in the Southern United States to participate in Elsewhere’s residency to create new, experimental works at the museum and participate in dialogues on the conditions of experimental art production in the South. Find more info here.

Museum as Instrument (Sound)

Museum as Instrument is a month-long special residency bringing a group of Chicago based sound artists to the museum to create a series of new sound works and performances at the museum that turn the building itself into a musical instrument. Shannon Stratton, an Independent Curator and the Director of Threewalls (Chicago) and Joe Jeffers, musician, producer and Director of 8550 Ohio (Chicago and Chesterhill, OH) will co-curate the events and art works created through this residency. Throughout June and early July, Elsewhere will host a series of public workshops and events with these artists culminating in a July First Friday public performance to Play the Museum.

The Residency

The Residency invites emerging individual and collaborative teams to apply for research and project residencies using the museum’s immense 58-year collection of cultural and material surplus.