Castles were once built for protection and as symbols of power. Today they represent dreams.
The dream for Tarleton Castle is to be a place for creation, of art in all its forms.
Tarleton Castle Arts is a nonprofit artist’s residency center in the White Mountain Region of northern New Hampshire. Artists that work in three-dimensional art, architecture and design to explore connections with the building arts by engaging in the design and construction of the Castle’s completion, its studios, and sculpture trails. While in residence, these artists utilize their skills and talents to help TCA host workshops for local communities and are given the opportunity to leave a lasting imprint on the campus character, thereby bestowing a sense of ownership.
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TOUR THE CASTLE
Tarleton Castle has been under construction since 2004. We are making great progress, though we still have much work to complete. Here is a glimpse of its future. This is a walk through of the facility as it will be when it is completed, and a working, living center for the Arts.
READ TIM'S STORY
Since coming to the north country, I have seen a need for more art education. It seemed to me that the castle could be a center for that purpose. As the castle grew I thought of ways to make that happen. I continued to build mostly on my own, but with occasional help from friends.
VIEW THE PROGRAMS
From tile workshops for young children to concrete and cob sculpture workshops, Tarleton Castle has a robust array of programs for all ages during the summer months. Learn more about the programming offered by TCA.
“The Castle was a project that I needed to make, having always wanted to build a tower. As the structure came together, I realized that it must be shared with others. Since I arrived in the North Country many years ago, I felt there was a need for art instruction, and so resolved that the Castle’s purpose would be to support art, giving emerging artists a studio space and a supportive community. If we provide those things for them, they, in turn, could provide art instruction for local children.”
– Tim Dailey, Founder & Executive Director