Deadline: 30/03/2019

Alchemy Artists Residency

Alchemy Artists Residency: An exploration of the synergy between artistic and culinary practices.

Duration of residency
Alchemy Artists Residency, Prince Edward County, Program Dates: 
August 9-20, 2019, Submission deadline: March 30, 2019 midnight

Description of the residency program
ALCHEMY is a 12-day residency devoted to exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the sharing of food in a community setting. Artists immerse themselves in their varied practices during Prince Edward County's lush summer season, while contributing creativity to lively salon-style communal dinners. Readings and discussions probe the intersections of food and art. Guest talks and visits from local farmers, makers and artists help us better understand the inspiration generated by making and sharing art and food in community settings.

ALCHEMY is led two strong advocates for these ideas:
Claire M. Tallarico is a visual artist, cook and urban gardener. Through her practice, Claire explores how the everyday activities of art making and food sharing can make a difference in our communities.

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

ALCHEMY 2019 is limited to 14 participants. Residents live and work in 
neighbouring farmhouses in a quiet corner of Prince Edward County called Hillier.

The County is known for its strong agricultural roots, a thriving arts
and cultural community, outstanding natural beauty and farm-to-table 

Fees and support
Fees plus taxes (CAD): $1275.00 for single, $1150.00 for double, 
$1050.00 for triple bedrooms (includes housing, shared meals, studio space, guest artist talks and an Open Studio event). A 2019 bursary program is available, with information on our web site. 

Application information
Artists with an appetite for living in a community setting while making art and shared meals are encouraged to apply. Applications must include artist CV, artist statement, a letter of intent, and images/artist website.

Details about how and where to submit your application can be found at
Questions? Please email:

Expectations towards the artist
Artists are expected to attend and share most dinners and help prepare one or two of those dinners.  Artists are also expected to participate in an open studio event with members of the Hillier community towards the end of our residency. 

Alchemy Artists Residency

Alchemy Artists Residency


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