Allerton’s In-Residence Program offers individuals the opportunity to live on the Allerton estate and create work inspired by their experience. Made possible through gifts from Joan M. and W. Peter Hood and Dana Brehm and Larry Baumann, residencies encourage creative exploration and focused experiences with art and nature, while contributing to our goals of community engagement through education and research. The In-Residence Program not only supports and highlights the meaningful work of artists and naturalists, but brings awareness to the unique characteristics of the Park and continues the legacy of Robert Allerton.
Inviting artists to live and create at Allerton Park and Retreat Center will recreate the intimate experience Robert Allerton provided his guests. Residencies of two to six weeks will allow uninterrupted time for artists to explore their ideas, immerse themselves in the serene surroundings of the Park, and engage with our central Illinois communities.