Alchemy Artist Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

Alchemy is programmed and co-facilitated by two strong advocates for art and food making in community settings:

• Claire M. Tallarico is a trained cook, urban gardener and visual artist passionate about exploring and documenting the intersection between creative practice and food in a community setting. (

• Tonia Di Riso is a visual artist and artisanal pasta maker. Her work has developed through ongoing investigations of the growing, making, preserving, celebrating, and sharing of food. (

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Alchemy is a 12 day residency devoted to the exploration of the synergy between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of local food in a community setting. Participants will have the opportunity to launch, continue individual or collaborative work in a variety of mediums (visual arts, sculpture, photography, performance art, writing or video) inspired by their surroundings and shared with the local community at the end of the residency. Immersing themselves in their own practice during the County’s lush summer season, residents will also contribute their culinary creativity to lively salon style communal dinners. Shared Menus will be based on the Group’s appetite for preparing what is available locally in late summer. There will be readings and discussions about the creative intersection of food and art, and guest talks will help us better understand the magic and inspiration created by making and sharing art and food

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Culinary Arts, Performance Arts, Writing, Textile Arts, Printmaking, Sculpture,
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time

between 11 and 16

Companions allowed
  • Other

Collaborators are welcome together or as individual applicants.

Grants available

We provide letters of support for travel and grant applications. There is one grant available to an Ontario based Artist for 2019. Details on our web site.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food

These costs are built into the artist fees.

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation

All participants share their work in an Open Studio format at the end of our Residency

Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


RuralOur housing is in a rural setting in well maintained and equipped farm houses on adjacent properties.

  • Kitchen
Number of studios

between 11 and 16

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • Mandarin
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Prince Edward County abounds with creative, artistic and culinary opportunities

How to reach

Nearest airport

Toronto or Ottawa Canada

Link to Google Maps

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Contact information

Alchemy Artist Residency
4 Afton Ave
M6J1R7 Toronto

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