Alchemy is the Abbotsford Convent Foundation’s key funding initiative designed to support and deliver artistic activity across the Convent. Projects are site-responsive and site-challenging, and consider the Convent's location, architecture or history with reference to the indigenous heritage, local culture, social history, geography, audiences or built forms.
Alchemy grants include:
- Up to $5000 for each project’s development and presentation
- In-kind venue hire costs for research and development
- Marketing support including website listings, blog posts, an Alchemy specific targeted e-newsletter, social media editorial and a printed program
- Support to seek additional external funding if required
The next season of Alchemy will be presented at the Abbotsford Convent during May 2017. Alchemy merged the philosophy and funding from two previous funding initiatives, Spiritous and The Collaborative.
For more information about Alchemy 2016, see the photo gallery here.