impromptu critique in the big barn

impromptu critique in the big barn


Before completing an application, please review the Taleamor Park residency guidelines. Taleamor Park is a small residency with no more than four or five residents at any one time, and the guidelines have been carefully designed to ensure a positive experience for all.

To apply: 1) Open the Taleamor Park Application. 2) Download the application onto your computer. 3) Re-open the downloaded application with Adobe Acrobat Reader. 4) Do NOT use your browser or Preview to fill out the application. 5) Using Adobe Acrobat, complete pages 1 and 2, and then either page 3a, 3b, or 3c. 6) Save the completed application as a PDF with your surname as part of the filename. 7) 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.



2017 schedule and fees

Self-directed residencies are scheduled from May through the end of October. Three-week residencies begin on the first Saturday of each month, and two-week residencies begin on the second Saturday. All residencies end on the fourth Saturday. An open house scheduled for 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.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early application is 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. 

To apply for a residency during the regularly scheduled season, May through October, complete pages 1, 2, and 3a of the Taleamor Park Application.



Taleamor Park accepts applications at any time for flexibly-scheduled retreats and residencies from November through April. The minimum residency length is fourteen nights. Preference will be given to applications received six weeks or more before the start of a residency.

There may be as few as one and as many as four residents at any given moment, but Taleamor Park hosts live in a loft in an adjacent barn. In case of snow or ice, the resident(s) are required to assist in maintaining a clear path from the back door of the farmhouse to the plowed driveway. 

Assistantships are not available during the off-season, November through April. However, Tier 1, 2, and 3 residencies are offered at reduced off-season rates. 

To apply for an off-season residency during the months of November through April, complete pages 1, 2, and 3b of the Taleamor Park application.



During the scheduled residency season of May through October, Taleamor Park offers one three-week assistantship for 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 twelve to fifteen hours of work each week. Taleamor Park especially seeks applicants who have experience and skills in building maintenance and construction, gardening and groundskeeping, and park planning and construction. Assistants pay a $100 non-refundable confirmation deposit and are responsible for the cost and preparation of their own meals. 

The preferential due date for assistantship applications is February 14. Assistantship positions fill quickly. However, applications for the assistantship wait list will be accepted at any time.

To apply for an assistantship during the regularly scheduled season, May through October, complete pages 1, 2, and 3c of the Taleamor Park application.



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