Taleamor Park is especially seeking applications from visual artists for two-week residencies between May 11 and September 28.
For each of the six sessions we offer one $750 MacKenzie Fellowship, coupled with an assistantship that covers the residency fee in exchange for 12 to 15 hours work per week. Others will pay according to a tiered pricing structure.
We strive to maintain a balance between writers and visual artists, but most of our applications so far have been from writers.
So please encourage visual artists to apply for this rewarding opportunity. Acceptance is moderately but not extremely competitive, so we encourage anyone with strong work, references, and commitment to apply, especially if their project can relate to the unique qualities of our scenic rural location near Chicago and Lake Michigan.
Residents live in a lovely 1854 Italianate farmhouse that has four private air-conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms, two kitchens, a laundry room, two common rooms, a library, a writing nook, and a paper studio. Vintage outbuildings offer both private and spacious shared studio spaces.
Verdant walking trails wind from the native plant and vegetable gardens, on through fields of grain, and further to woods and ponds and scenic vistas. Taleamor Park borders the mid-continental divide, from which waters flow either to the Gulf of Mexico or to Lake Michigan and the Atlantic.
Taleamor Park especially encourages residents who will respond to its unique location for site-specific installations, eco-artistic projects, parkland design and construction, plant growing and care, meditative walking, issues of water supply and quality, creative solitude, and plein air as well as studio painting.
There is a downloadable application form, and applications for the residency are accepted as long as places are open.
Applications for MacKenzie Fellowships with an assistantship are due March 12.