Deadline February 15, 2018
Prince Edward Island, Canada
The synergy between artistic and culinary practices
Alchemy is an international artist led residency devoted to exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of locally cultivated food in a community setting. Founded in 2014, this residency takes place in rural Prince Edward County Ontario, Canada.
A community setting for inquiry and discovery
Selected artists call upon a variety of mediums ranging from visual arts, sculpture, photography, craft, cooking, performance art, writing or video. Artists create and share their work and practice during Ontario’s lush summer season, while also contributing culinary creativity to lively salon style communal dinners.
Shared meals reflect what is available locally in late summer. Readings and discussions probe the creative intersection of food and art. Guest talks from artists, chefs and winemakers help us better understand the magic and inspiration created by making and sharing art and food.
Alchemy is programmed and co-facilitated by two strong advocates for these ideas:
• Claire M. Tallarico is a trained chef, urban gardener and visual artist passionate about exploring and documenting the intersection between creative practice, communities and food.
• Tonia Di Risio is a visual artist. Her work has developed through ongoing investigations of the growing, making, preserving, celebrating, and sharing of food.
Alchemy 2018 is limited to 12 participants. Keep reading to find out how to apply for our next residency and the costs involved.
Fees are in Canadian dollars.
- $1250 single (2 available, each with one double beds in a three bedroom farmhouse)
- $1150 double (3-4 rooms available each accommodate two people in single or double beds)
- $1050 quad (two adjoining rooms with more privacy than you can imagine)
We provide letters of support for individual artists and are currently exploring funding options to defray your costs.
This fee plus HST includes accommodation, several shared dinners, garden fresh produce, work and studio space, artist talks and an afternoon sharing of work in progress with visitors and guests at the end of the program. In addition, residents typically contribute up to $100 (on average) to food costs during the Residency.