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elsewhere 2013 annual report


elsewhere 2013 // 10 years of creative momentum and collaborative culture

Elsewhere creates new futures from old things. The living museum, artist residency, and education initiatives utilize

10,214 museum 5000 + visitors internet (march - nov) friends Elsewhere’s Living Museum welcome visitors to explore the collection, engage with artists, participate in community programming, and use the museum as a site for community exchange. The museum is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 1- 10 pm, mid-March through mid-November.

Social media connects audiences around the globe with glimpses of life within the living museum. Follow us elsewhere: @elsewheremuseum #elsewheremuseum

61 visiting artists Artists from around the globe come to Elsewhere to create new artworks exploring Elsewhere’s site, collection, and community. In 2013 artists hailed from: 9 countries 17 states 2 north carolina-based

6 southern constellations fellows Southern Constellations offers 6 fellowships to exceptional and diverse artists to participate in Elsewhere’s site-specific residency. Supported by the NEA, this fellowship and curatorial initiative explores themes of experimentaion in southern art practice and expands the creative networks in wich artists are working.

15 downtown partners To develop enriching, lasting programs in the museum and in the community, Elsewhere collaborated with an inspiring group of organizations.: Ackland Art Museum, Beloved Community Center, The City Market, Durham Storefront Project, Faith Action International, Greensboro CIty Arts, Greensboro Public Library, Hair Do Project, Interactive Resource Center, Invisible Collective, Queerly Beloved Book Club, Scrap Exchange, Spirit House, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Youth Safe.

our unique context and place to support collaboration, creative networks, and new experiments in contemporary art.

110 new works Elsewhere’s creative context supports and inspires experimental new artworks. Artists continually re-create and transform objects and artworks, creating a ongoing dialogue through things. A few notable new works include: Wood Library by Colin Bliss + Paul Howe; Duets by Clint Sleeper,

75 32 public colab participants artist talks CoLAB is a youth-led platform for interactive media and civic action at Elsewhere. Spring session : QueerLab, a media project for LGBTQ-identifying youth in NC and beyond; launched first edition of I Don’t Do Boxes in June. Fall session: DanceLab, a movementresearch investigation brought together students at Dudley High School and artist Athena Kokoronis to create a site-specific dance for downtown GSO.

Every Thursday night at 8:30pm, new visiting artists shared their work and ideas from Elsewhere’s Storefront Theater.

25 class tours Tours weave stories that explore Elsewhere’s histories, concepts, artworks and environments while engaging students and groups in daigloues about the process of endlessly building a living museum. Selected participating schools included: UNCG, A&T University, Elon University, UNC-CH, Wake Forest University,

8 creative retreats Elsewhere’s creative and critical framework offers university classes + groups hands on opportunities to learn from the museum through curricula that explore issues of urban development, new media, cultural studies,. Selected participating schools included: the New School, Parsons, University of New Mexico, George Mason University.

1 big party On September 28, Elsewhere celebrated Tomorrow, a 3-floor museum party and fundraising extravaganza featuring live music. Elsewhere raised $57,000 and threw one hell of a party with food from Table16, ArtSale, 10 local performers, 8 artist created programs, whiskey bar, and giant jenga.


how it works //

200 k public + private grant support Elsewhere receives more than half of its funding from public and private grant support including : Andy Warhol Foundation, Kresge Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, NC Arts Council, and members like you.

Elsewhere is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported by local and national grants, private contributions, artist residencies, education programs, commissions, and services. We depend on the support of friends like you, to continue collaborating in downtown Greensboro and around the world.

75 k earned income One quarter of Elsewhere’s income is earned through artist residency fees, space and event rental, and creative university retreats.

90,000 volunteer hours Elsewhere is supported by a team of interns from local and national universities, a host of community partners, a 15 person Advisory Board equaling a lot of commitment to Elsewhere.

366 museum members Members are our most active supporters and we couldn’t do it without them. Memberships start at $25 for individuals and offer a passport to the museum with free admission and event access, space rentals, dinner parties, and discounted tickets to the annual fundraiser.

25 175 surrey community 100 neighbor stories collected rides dinners Even in a museum, everyone gathers in the kitchen. Our kitchen feeds twenty artists a night, hosts extravagant dinner parties for special guests, welcomes guest chefs to perform, and revels in after-closing handfuls of popcorn.

Stories are at the core of any democratic process and Elsewhere piloted several projects exploring multiple modes of story sharing with local communities and national audiences. The Storybank began a platform for collecting and sharing stories on themes related to Elsewhere’s mission and the work of resident artists and community partners. I Don’t Do Boxes is a magazine published by Elsewhere’s QueerLAB to explore stories about queer experiences in the south.

Without the fringe on top, Elsewhere’s surrey traveled the streets of downtown Greensboro to connect people, places, and things.

15 local performances Increasingly, Elsewhere is a site for showcasing and partnering with experimental talent from the Triad and Triangle.

1 GSO picnic At PICNIC, communities dine together and give together. In its second year, this micro granting program presented 10 local projects that imagined how artists could connect with underresourced communities, develop new compositions in public, and entice new business in downtown. PICNIC awarded two grants to the Interactive Resource Center and Cackalack Thunder Drum Core.


thank you we couldn’t have done it without you and you, our members & sponsors

Elsewhere is funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council, ArtsGreensboro, the Fund for Democratic Communities, the Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, Guilford Green Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, the Gallucci Creative Fund.

In Memory of Sylvia Gray, The Scheer Family, The Gray Family, Gail Boulton, Marta + Roger Tornero, Carol Cole + Seymour Levin, Elizabeth + Ken Phillips, Ellen Fischer, Nancy + Jim Bryan, Barbara + Jeffrey Peck, Joan + Doug Sloan, Lisa Scheer + Ed Cone, Susan + David Wolfe, Dabney + Walker Sanders, Shelley Segal, Molly Gochman, Matthew Posey, Jared Weston, Louise Allen + Elaine Montgomery, Sally + Tony Smith, Jim Kennedy, Kerrie Thomas, Mindy Oakley, Pedro Lasch, Cathy Macek + Floyd Wiseman, Mary Bilotta, Cecelia Thompson, Kathy + Randall Manning, Tom Campbell, Jody + Matt Servon, Leslie Newby, GJ + Sylvia MacMillan, Lynn Rich, Sally + Bob Cone, Annette + Bill Porter, Susan + Scott Lineberry, Tina + David Hundley, Deedee Joyner, Salem Neff, Zeke Vantreese, Catherine Holcombe, Masha + Harold Kohn, Ronnie Grabon, Beth + Gardiner Sheffield, Loretta + Robert Klepfer, Owen George, Ethan Lechner, Liz Seymour, Margaret Winslow, Kevin Wilson, Kristen Jeffers, Adam Winkel, Emily Henderson, Caroline Martin, Jasmine Luoma, Aubrey Burklin, Rebekah Kates, Wesley Martz, Libby Henson, Jackie Humphrey, Joyce Blinn + Arnold Prostak, Molly Brummett, Diane Hodson, Clare Van Loenen, Jelani Johnson, Stephanie Dowda, Dane Winkler, Sam Chewning, John Ford, Andrew Cline, Alyzza May, David Delmar, David Wehmeyer, Deonna Sayed, Shoshanna Silverberg, Noelle Richards, Jenna Klein, Chris Appleton, Katy Dehoff, Cameron Ayres, Monica Lacey, Shalin Scupham, Eric Sievers, Megan Stern, Shaina Machlus, Noelle Richards, David Welch, Laurencia Strauss, Xavier Balerdi, Nadia Hassan, Sarah Mcintyre, Cheminne Taylor-Smith, Patty Luna, Suzanne Pell, Lynn Book, Diana Perez, Empress Tia Collette, Jessica Borer, Lois Kaufman, Lola Clark, Neda Padilla, Stephen Hawthorne, Lauren Vocci, Blair Vocci, John Denny, Mark Strandquist, Carol Bohrer, Sarah Kraft, Emmanuel Lipscomb, Amanda Koh, Sang Koh, Homer Wade, Nancy Irish, Julie + Homer Wade, Anna Stewart, Ann Zuraw, Cary Worthy, Robin Baker, Sandy Holt + Robert Payne, Deb + David White, Kathleen Carroll, Jeanie Falcon + David Bergen, Alexis Steincamp, William, Michele + Rosalinda Sollecito, Davey T. Steinman, Brian Dowtin, Emma Alamo, Sandra + James Pell, Talain Rayne, Claire Siepser, Charles Jones, Joe Rotondi, Tara Jernejcic, Erin, Brook + Karen Osborne + Dylan Hill, Jessica Wimberley, Shannon Duncan, Robin + John Davis, Glenn Perkins, Julia Nile, Michelle Lowe Soler, Christopher Mitchell, Frank Konhaus, Rozan-Marie Wrench, Linda + Tom Sloan, Gail + Thomas O’Day, Christine + Steven Matijicio, Thomas Frank, Gail Bretan, David May, Karen Niemczyk, Xandra Eden, Katherine Southard, Betsey Blake, Jessica Sender, Anna Luisa Daigneault, Judy Morton, Kristen Degree, Catherine Levinson, Michelle Lanteri, Ted Efermoff + Jim Langer, April Parker, Queerly Beloved Book Club, The Green Bean, Greensboro College, Wonderroot, Poet.She, Murphy’s Upholstery, Antique & Artifacts Club

you and elsewhere in 2014 become a member

Elsewhere members experience an endlessly changing spectrum of living art-participating in a family of local and global artists, creatives, and friends of Elsewhere’s vision.

explore the museum

When you go Elsewhere, you enter the middle of an ongoing experiment of people, places, and things. We are constantly building, playing, trying, changing, inventing, and exploring new environments. When you come to Elsewhere, you become part of this evolution. Touch everything. [3 - Floor Tours : Saturdays, 4pm]

meet the artists

Our artists, scholars, and creatives in residence are excavating the past to design new futures from old things. [Artist Talks : Thursdays, 8pm]

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Elsewhere 2013 Annual Report