impromptu critique in the big barn

impromptu critique in the big barn


Taleamor Park is a small residency with no more than four or five residents at any one time. 

Before completing an application, please review the Taleamor Park residency guidelines, which have been carefully designed to ensure a positive experience for all.

To apply: 1) Open the Taleamor Park Application Form. 2) Save the download on your computer. 3) Re-open and fill out the saved application using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Do not use your browser or Preview to fill out the application. 4) Save the completed application as a PDF with your surname as part of the filename. 5) Send the completed application and supporting materials to Taleamor Park. Alternatively, you may print out the application, fill it in by hand, and snail mail it to us. Mailing addresses are on the application form.

The 2017 schedule and tiered pricing schedule

Self-directed residencies and retreats at Taleamor Park are scheduled from May through the end of October. Two-week and three-week retreats begin and end on Saturdays. An open house the afternoon of the fourth Thursday of each month gives residents the opportunity to share their work in open studios, readings, lectures, exhibitions, and/or performances.

All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early application is strongly encouraged. Summer months especially tend to fill early. Preference will be given to applications received six weeks or more before the start of a residency or retreat. Please contact us regarding availability if applying less than six weeks before your residency start date.

During the scheduled residency season of May through October, Taleamor Park will offer one assistantship each month. An assistantship provides the opportunity to participate in residency development and maintenance by contributing work in exchange for residency fees. An assistant contributes 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, website building and social media marketing. Assistants pay the $100 non-refundable deposit and are responsible for the cost and preparation of their own meals.

The preferential due date for assistantship applications is February 14. However, you may apply at any time for the assistantship wait list and/or for the Tier 3 subsidized rate.

From November through April, Taleamor Park will accept applications for flexibly-scheduled retreats and residencies. Minimum residency length is ten nights. In case of snow or ice, the resident(s) will be required to maintain a clear path from the back door of the farmhouse to the plowed driveway. There may be as few as one and as many as four residents at any given moment, but Taleamor hosts live in a loft in an adjacent barn. Preference will be given to applications received six weeks or more before the start of a residency.

Assistantships are not available during the off-season, November through April, except under special circumstances. However, Tier 1, 2, and 3 residencies are offered at reduced off-season rates. To apply for an off-season residency, use the Taleamor Park Off-Season Application Form.

Contact us for further information regarding in- or off-season residencies or for inquiries about customized residencies of other lengths and times throughout the year.