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Alchemy Artists Residency

Alchemy is an artist led residency exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the growing, cooking and sharing of locally cultivated food in a community setting. We have seen Alchemy grow through the thoughtful participation of working artists – the majority of whom form collaborations that extend well past our annual residency.

A community and relationship building residency, Alchemy is based on four pillars:

• Art
• Food
• Garden
• Community.

Alchemy facilitates collaboration, conversation and connections through the making of art and the sharing of food in a community setting. Making art is often a solitary practice and Alchemy provides the opportunity to share in a safe nurturing community setting has a lasting positive effect on their work and well being.

In 2018 our planned programming includes events and opportunities to expand our community by using settings in parks and public gathering places. The Parks we have listed below are new partnerships for our group.

Parks we work in:

  • Lisgar Park (Toronto)
  • The Children's Garden (Ottawa)
  • Monseigneur JA Richard (Montreal)

Things we do:

  • adventure/nature playground
  • campfire
  • community garden
  • community meals
  • crafts/folk art
  • farm/zoo
  • food forest/orchard
  • gardening
  • native/pollinator gardens
  • visual arts
  • workshops

Where you can find us

  • Lisgar Park, Lisgar Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

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