The Artist-in-Residence program is open to all artists, including but not limited to: sculptors, photographers, painters, printmakers, installation artists, videographers, sound artists, writers and poets, and performing artists.
Naturalists-in-Residence could include researchers, scientists, educators, authors, environmental activists, and more.
Our Rooting A Deeper Connection program is open to artists and naturalists whose work highlights and celebrates the arts and study of nature within Black and Latinx communities.
Private accommodations will be available on the Allerton estate with views of the beautiful park. Access to the the entirety of the park will be available for the artist to work on their art. Amenities include Wi-Fi, TV, laundry machine (bring your own soap). Learn more here.
Partners and child(ren) of residents may stay in the provided lodging during the residency term as long as they do not interfere with the goals of the residency. Pets are not allowed.
Yes, lodging options are available, but the stipend will apply to the team as a whole.
No. We want the resident to make work inspired by their experiences at Allerton and understand that may be different once on-site.
No, with some exceptions. We prefer quality work that is meaningful to the resident verses work that is rushed. You have up to a year to finish your production. However, if the artist is hoping to create a site-specific installation or sculpture before their residency period ends, the scale and scope of the piece needs to be considered prior to the start of the work and approved by Allerton staff.
No, but we prefer the artist to immerse themselves in the Allerton experience during their time here. There is an expectation that you will live on-site for the majority of your residency.
This could be allowed, but prior permission will have to be granted, and this should be stated in your application.
Material support is not available, but there is plenty of found material that may be available for use. Please note the use of natural or found material in your application.
No. Allerton will not provide meals or laundry service. However, residents will have limited access to a kitchen and laundry machines will be available for use on-site. Residents will be responsible for all food, drink, and laundry soap.
Yes. Kitchen includes use of a sink, microwave, hotplate, refrigerator, freezer, pots/pans, plates, and silverware.
Beyond the studio space, no equipment will be available to the artist.
No. Artist will be responsible for all transportation. This includes trips to Allerton, around Allerton Park once you are here, and any trips needed for supplies. Allerton staff and fleet will not be available for any transportation needs.
References can be anyone who can attest to you character and life as an artist. Mentors, peers, professors and others. Avoid providing references who have an impressive reputation, but with whom you don’t have a close relationship.