Alchemy Island Spring 2024

Associated Residency Program

Alchemy Island Spring, Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts
Dates: May 6-21, 2024

Alchemy is an international artist-led residency devoted to exploring the
synergy between artistic and culinary practices in community settings. More 100 artists from around the world have joined Alchemy since 2015.

A community setting for inquiry and discovery

 Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts is a peaceful artist retreat nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island. It offers a distraction-free environment to focus on art creation amidst the natural surroundings of Lake Ontario, forests & seasonal gardens filled with flowers, fruit and vegetables.  A furnished studio and bedroom, a fully equipped common kitchen, laundry facilities and WIFI. The Toronto city core is a 15-minute ferry ride away.

Shared meals, readings and discussions probe the creative intersection of food & art in a community setting & help us better understand the magic & inspiration created by making & sharing art & food.

This residency brings together working artists working in visual arts, sculpture, photography, craft, food,  performance art, writing and video. Participants share their work & practices while also contributing culinary creativity to lively communal discussions and dinners.

Facilitator:  Claire M Tallarico, is a visual artist, chef and urban gardener whose
social practice explores how the everyday activities of art & food making & 
sharing makes a difference to participants and communities. 

Deadline
Residency Length
2 weeks - 2 weeks
Languages
English
French
Other
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
10
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Animation
Art Conservation
Art Education
Choreography
Digital Media
Drawing
Ecology
Environmental Arts
Fiction
Film
History
Installation Arts
Interdisciplinary Arts
Literary Nonfiction
Mixed Media
Painting
Paper Arts
Performance Art
Photography
Public Art
Screenwriting
Sculpture
Social Practice
Sound Art
Storytelling
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Visual Arts
Woodworking
Writing
Companions
N/A
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Emerging
Mid-career
Established
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Lead a skill share
Other
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Music/Media/Recording Facilities
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Washer And Dryer
Other
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Shared bedroom
Additional Eligibility Information

See Q and A at www.makealchemy.com

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
6
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
30
Artist Stipend
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
1150
Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Fee Details

Alchemy Island 2024, Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts
Dates: May 6-21, 2024
Cost: $1150+ HST / Private Accommodation, studio, some shared meals, programming, guest artist/community programming 
Application Deadline: 1 MARCH 2024, $25 application fee 

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
25
Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Application Type
Open application