Call for Applications: Alchemy Island Residency 2024

Alchemy Island 2024

Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts, Toronto Islands / Mnisiing

ALCHEMY is an international artist-led residency devoted to exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of food in community settings.

Guest talks from artists, chefs and makers help us better understand the magic and inspiration created by making and sharing art, food, and dialogue. Shared meals, studio visits, and conversation probe the creative intersection of food and art in a community setting. Participating artists will immerse themselves in their work with opportunities to join others in the community to bring our garden back to life after a long winter.

Since its first residency on the Toronto Islands in 2015, Alchemy has brought together nearly 100 artists from three continents with practices ranging from visual arts, sculpture, photography, craft, food, performance art, writing and video. Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts is a peaceful artist retreat nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island – the largest car-free community in North America. Here, you will find a historic lighthouse, a hobby farm and antique carnival grounds 15 minutes by ferry from the downtown core.

ALCHEMY’s programming initiatives are led by:

Claire M Tallarico is a visual artist and trained chef whose social practice explores how the everyday activities of artmaking and food-sharing contribute to the well-being of a community and its members.

Tonia Di Risio is a visual artist whose work has developed through ongoing investigations of the growing, making, preserving, celebrating, and sharing of food.

Cost: $1150+ HST for Accommodation Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts, Toronto Islands / Mnisiing

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

Deadline: February 22, 2024

Questions before applying? Please email:

Alchemy Artists Residency
Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts
443 Lakeshore Ave, Toronto, ON M5J 2W2

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