Alchemy Artists Residency, Prince Edward County,
August 9-20, 2019, Submission deadline: March 30, 2019 midnight
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 Countys 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
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
neighboring 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 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.
Artists with an appetite for living in a community setting while creating
art and shared meals are encouraged to apply. Applications must
include artist CV, artist statement, a letter of intent, and images/artist