Deadline: 07/12/2018

Alchemy Island 2019

Food, Art & Community Building meet in an exciting spring residency, returning to the island in 2019

Alchemy is an international artist led  residency devoted to exploring  the synergy between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of  food in a community setting. Founded in 2015, this residency has taken place both on the Toronto Islands and in rural Prince Edward County Ontario, Canada.  Alchemy Island ’19 is a joyful return to our roots and is the fifth time in four years that we have come together to offer this thoughtful creative experience.

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 practices while also contributing culinary creativity to lively salon style communal dinners.

Shared meals, readings and discussions  probe the creative intersection of food and art in a community setting.  Guest talks from artists, chefs and makers  help us better understand the magic and inspiration created by making and sharing art and food.

Alchemy Island ’19 will be facilitated by:  Claire M Tallarico, a trained chef, urban gardener and visual artist whose practice explores the social intersection between creative practice and food in community settings. Guest artists will be share our  ongoing investigations and conversations about the growing, making, preserving, celebrating, and sharing of food and art in a community setting.  For more information or questions about Alchemy programming, please contact

Residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists should plan to bring all materials relevant to their practice and creation/presentation process.

Private accommodation is available for artists.

Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.

Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply.

We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

Artists are expected to contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency. An appetite for shared meals is necessary.

Please fill out an application at Please remember to indicate that you are applying to Alchemy 2019 @ AGP and indicate the type of accommodation you would require.

To apply, fill out the online form:

*include your website or link to your work and indicate you are applying to Alchemy Island ’19*.  A letter of up to 500 words sharing with us your thoughts about your practice and the synergy between your practice and the cooking and sharing of food is also required as part of the application process. Please include this as part of your CV upload in a single file.

Alchemy Island 2019

Alchemy Island 2019


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