Taleamor Park hosts self-directed residencies and retreats for artists, writers, scientists, and humanists. We welcome applications from those who are seeking a creative and contemplative environment free of distractions in which to begin, continue, and/or complete an artistic, personal, or scholarly project or from those with no specific product-oriented project in mind other than to simply relax, walk, and dream.
Tal•e•a•mor is an invented word. “Talea” is a cutting for the propagation of a plant. “Tale” implies story. “Amor” is love. Searching for “taleamor” on the internet found the opening words of Leonora's aria in Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore: "Di tale amor che dirsi mal può dalla parola..." — a love that can scarcely be put into words.
link to Taleamor Park 2017 residents
We particularly welcome those who wish to integrate their projects with learning about and interacting with the local ecology, culture, and community. Residents must be 21 or older.
Residents may be artists, whether writers or poets, playwrights or painters, sculptors or architects, dancers or craftspersons, photographers or video filmmakers, composers or musicians, web or landscape designers, installation or performance artists.
Scholars are welcome from any field, whether in literature or ecology, peace studies or art history, philosophy or environmental studies, public policy or horticulture, women’s studies or anthropology, biology or ethnic studies.
Situated in the heart of LaPrairie Farms, a 375-acre working farm, Taleamor Park lies between the towns of LaPorte and Rolling Prairie in northern Indiana. Lake Michigan, South Bend, and Notre Dame are close, and downtown Chicago is about an hour and a half away by car or commuter rail.
Self-directed residencies at Taleamor Park are scheduled from May through the end of October.
From November through April, Taleamor Park accepts applications for flexibly-scheduled retreats, with a fourteen-night minimum. Taleamor Park welcomes inquiries concerning self-organized group retreats of short duration (minimum 2 nights) during the off-season (November through April), as well as during the weeks in between scheduled sessions (May through October). Please contact us for further information.
For inquiries regarding customized retreats or residencies of other lengths and times throughout the year, please contact us.
Before completing an application, please read the Taleamor Park residency guidelines, which have been carefully designed to ensure a positive experience for all. Application instructions can be found on the application page