Open Call

Alchemy Spring 2020 Toronto Island, CANADA

Alchemy Artists Residency

No Funding
Toronto Island , Canada


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. Artists with an appetite for collaboration and living in a community setting are encouraged to apply. Location: Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands, Ontario Canada Dates: 20 - 27 April 2020 Please clearly indicate that you are applying to Alchemy Island 2020. Applicants are required to provide a letter of up to 500 words about the synergy between your practice and the cooking and sharing of food, a curriculum vitae, an artist website or writing samples (if the medium is written word). Fill out an application at The link to the application page is:

Number of Participants

Up to 12. See our web site for FAQs about participants and guests.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 20, 2020 - April 27, 2020


  • CA$925.00 program fee (one-time)


Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Darkroom, Desk Space, Installation Space, Library, Piano, Shared Studio, Sound Studio, Wood Shop


Private Room, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Group Dinners, Mentors, Open Studios, Performances, Readings, Retreat, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Animation, Arts Administrator, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Chefs, Collective, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Documentary, Fiber Arts, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Literature, Multimedia, Music, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Public Art, Screenwriting, Singing, Social Practice, Textile, Video Art


No languages listed

Program Description

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, food and conversation. Artscape Gibraltar Point is a peaceful artist retreat nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island - the largest car free community in North America. Here you will find a historic lighthouse, a hobby farm and antique carnival grounds 15 minutes by ferry from the downtown core. Since 2015, Alchemy has brought together more than 60 artists from three continents with practices ranging from visual arts, sculpture, photography, craft, food, performance art, writing and video. Participants share their work and practices in a community setting.

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