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 60 miles east of Chicago, Taleamor Park offers two-week and longer residencies for artists, writers, scientists, and humanists who can respond to the unique ecologies, communities, and cultures of the farm and region. The co-directors seek to create a loving, esthetic, and respectful atmosphere that balances needs for creative solitude and for community.

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

There is a provocative contrast between Taleamor´s organic and native plant gardens and the adjacent industrialized farm. Taleamor Park borders the mid-continental divide, from which waters flow either to the Gulf of Mexico or to Lake Michigan and the the Atlantic, highlighting issues of water quality and supply.

On each floor of there 1854 Italianate brick farmhouse are two private, air-conditioned bedrooms, a shared kitchen and bathroom, and a common room. There is also a library and a paper studio. In addition, there are two large barns, a brick studio building, and a large machine shed. Spaces are especially suited to installations, mutli-media projections, and creation of large works. Residents can choose studios in one of the outbuildings, in the farmhouse, or even outdoors.

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 12-15 hours of work each week in exchange for residency fees. Taleamor Park especially seeks applicants who have experience in building maintenance and construction, gardening and groundskeeping, and park planning and construction. If selected, an assistant pays only 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 afternoon 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
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
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
  • Exhibitions
  • Taiji and Qigong, gardening, barn remodeling

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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