ALCHEMY 2019 Artist Residency

Prince Edward Country, Ontario, Canada

Program Dates: August 10-21, 2019
Submission Deadline: June 10, 2019

ALCHEMY is an international artist led 12-day residency devoted to exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the sharing of food in a community setting. Artists immerse themselves in their varied practices during Prince Edward County’s lush summer season, while also contributing their creativity to lively salon-style communal dinners. Readings and discussions probe the intersections of food and art. Guest talks and visits from local farmers and artists help us better understand the inspiration generated by making and sharing art and food in community settings.

ALCHEMY is led two strong advocates for these ideas:

  • Claire M. Tallarico is a visual artist, trained chef and urban gardener. Through her practice, Claire explores how the everyday activities of art making and food sharing make a difference in communities.
  • 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 2019 is limited to 14 participants. Residents live and work in neighboring farmhouses in a quiet corner of Prince Edward County called Hillier. The County is known for its strong agricultural roots, a thriving arts and cultural community, outstanding natural beauty and farm-to-table cuisine.

Fees plus taxes (CAD): $1275.00 for single, $1150.00 for double, $1050.00 for triple bedrooms (includes housing, shared meals, studio space, guest artist talks and an Open Studio event). A 2019 bursary program is available, see our web site for details.

Artists with an appetite for living in a community setting while creating art and shared meals are encouraged to apply. Applications must include artist CV, artist statement, a letter of intent, and images/artist website.

Details about how and where to submit your application can be found at

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