Alchemy Island 2020
Dates: April 20 -27, 2020
Facilitator: Claire M Tallarico
Cost: $925 + HST / Private Accommodation
Application Deadline: December 2, 2019
Alchemy is an international artist led residency devoted to exploring the synergy
between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of food in community settings.
Since 2015, this residency has taken place both on the Toronto Islands and in rural
Prince Edward County Ontario, Canada. Alchemy Island, at Artscape Gibraltar Point,
will be our only traditional programmed residency in 2020.
A community setting for inquiry and discovery
Shared meals, readings and discussions probe the creative intersection of food and
art in a community setting. Guest talks from artists, chefs and makers help us better
understand the magic and inspiration created by making and sharing art and food.
This residency brings together selected working artists working in a variety of
mediums ranging from visual arts, sculpture, photography, craft, food, performance
art, writing and video. Participants share their work and practices while also
contributing culinary creativity to lively salon style communal discussions and
Alchemy Island 2020 will be facilitated by two long time collaborators for this work:
Claire M Tallarico, a visual artist, chef and urban gardener whose practice explores
how the everyday activities of art making and food sharing, can make a difference in
Tonia Di Risio, a visual artist whose work has developed through ongoing
investigations of the growing, making, preserving, celebrating, and sharing of food.
DISCIPLINES, WORK EQUIPMENT & ASSISTANCE
The residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists should plan to bring
all materials relevant to their practice.
Private and shared accommodation is available for artists. Fees cover
accommodation, several shared meals, guest artist talks and programming. Artists
contribute up to $100.00 in food costs for the residency.
Shared, furnished, large studio space provided.
FEES & SUPPORT
Regretfully, we are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees
associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide
letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply. We
encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their
national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.
EXPECTATIONS TOWARD THE ARTIST
Artists are required to share a short artist presentation of their work and expected to
contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency. An appetite for shared
meals is necessary, a willingness to spend a few hours helping in the garden is
appreciated and enthusiasm to participate in an open studio setting is expected.
Fill out an application at www.artscapegibraltarpoint.ca. The link to the application
page is: http://artscapegibraltarpoint.ca/artist-residences/book-a-residency// Please
clearly indicate that you are applying to Alchemy Island 2020. Applicants are
required to provide:
Up to 500 words about the synergy between your practice and the cooking and
sharing of food and what work you are considering during this Residency.
artist CV (max 2 pages)
an artist website