Taleamor Park

General information

Brief description of organisation

Taleamor Park is based on a 375-acre working farm owned primarily by artists Clifford and Lisa Lee Peterson. While it is anticipated that a non-profit corporation will be established, currently residency fees as well as Clifford and Lisa support the residency programs.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Located sixty miles east of Chicago, Taleamor Park offers two-week residencies and retreats for artists, writers, scientists, and humanists who are seeking a creative and contemplative environment in which to focus on artistic, personal, or scholarly projects or simply to relax, walk, and dream.

Longer-term residencies can be arranged, especially in the cooler months.

Taleamor Park is located in the middle of the 375-acre LaPrairie Farm that offers an array of terrains and changing vistas accessible by over two miles of walking trails. There are wooded areas, three ponds, organic small grains, fallow hillsides and fields, and acres of conventionally farmed corn, soybeans, and wheat.

Residents live in a gracious two-story Italianate brick farmhouse. The farmstead also includes two large barns, a brick studio building, and a large machine shed with total space approaching 10,000 square feet.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Partners
Grants available

Taleamor Park offers the opportunity to participate in residency development and maintenance by contributing work in exchange for residency fees. An assistant contributes twelve to fifteen hours of work each week. Taleamor Park especially seeks applicants who have experience in building maintenance and construction, gardening and groundskeeping, park planning and construction, social media marketing, and book and image cataloging. If selected, an assistant pays the $100 non-refundable deposit and is responsible for the cost and preparation of his or her own meals.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning

Public will visit on last Thursday evening of residency.

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


Rural1854 Italianate farmhouse + 4 studio outbuildings

  • Internet Connection
  • Musical Instruments
  • Library
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Basic Danish
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation

How to reach

By train

More info at http://www.taleamorpark.org/travel-information

South Shore to Michigan City, Indiana

AMTRAK to South Bend, Indiana, or New Buffalo, Michigan

AMTRAK to Chicago and then South Shore to Michigan City, Indiana

By plane

More info at http://www.taleamorpark.org/travel-information

South Bend: SBN
Chicago: ORD or MDW, then rental car, or Coach USA bus to Michigan City, Indiana, or CTA and South Shore to Michigan City, Indiana

By car

See http://www.taleamorpark.org/travel-information

Nearest airport

South Bend (SBN), Midway (MDW), O´Hare (ORD)

Contact information

Taleamor Park
PO Box 456
46352 LaPorte, Indiana
United States of America


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