Alchemy Artist Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

Alchemy is programmed and co-facilitated by two strong advocates for these ideas:

• Claire M. Tallarico is a trained cook, urban gardener and mixed media 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 locally cultivated 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 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
  • 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.

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

These costs are built into the artist fee.

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation

All participants share their work in a collaborative format at the end of our time together.

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.

  • Internet Connection
Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
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

Phone: 416 616 9940

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