Deadline: 15/02/2018

Alchemy Artist Residency

Join us in Prince Edward County Ontario Explore the synergies between artistic & culinary practice.

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 delve into individual or collaborative work in a variety of mediums (visual arts, sculpture, photography, performance art, writing or video) inspired by their surroundings. Artists immerse themselves in their own practice during Prince Edward County’s lush summer season, while contributing 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. Readings and discussions will probe the creative intersection of a variety of artistic practices with the growing and shairng of food. The insights of local guest artists will help us better understand the magic and inspiration created by these intersections. Alchemy is programmed and co-facilitated by two strong advocates for these ideas:

  • Claire M. Tallarico is a trained chef, urban gardener and media visual artist passionate about exploring and documenting the intersection between creative practice andfood in community settings.
  • Tonia Di Risiois a visual artist and artisanal pasta maker. Her work has developed through ongoing investigations of the growing, making, preserving, celebrating, and sharing of food.

Cost plus taxes: $1250.00 for private bedroom, or $1050.00-1150.00 plus applicable taxes in Canadian funds for shared bedroom (fee includes accommodation, shared meals, studio work space, guest artist talks and sharing of work with the community).  We provide letters of support. 

Alchemy 2018 is limited to 14 participants. Cost includes sleeping quarters, work and collaboration studio space, artist talks and communal dinners.Alchemy participants will live and work in neighboring farmhouses located in a quiet corner of the County called Hillier.  Barns, fields, porches and gardens will accommodate creative workspace. Prince Edward Country is 2.5 hours by car from Toronto, 3 hours from Ottawa and 90 minutes from Kingston. It is easily accessible by plane, train (to Belleville, Ontario) and automobile.   The “County” is known for its strong agricultural roots, a thriving arts and cultural community, outstanding natural beauty and farm to table cuisine. It is Ontario’s fastest growing wine region and the home of Sandbanks Provincial Park, the world’s largest freshwater sandbar.  For more about our location:

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