Art residency in France, Studio Faire program

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Studio Faire is a contemporary art space in South West France, providing residencies for visual artists, makers, photographers, designers, musicians, writers, creative researchers and all other types of creative practitioner.

Studio Faire is now inviting applications for this 2 week residency in the Autumn of 2022. We accept applications year-round, for residencies between April and October. Applications for 2023 Residencies are also welcomed.

Residents live and work in the house, studios and gardens of Studio Faire, a ‘Maison de maître’ built around 1830 and still retaining its period characteristics. It is the private home of Scottish couple Julia Douglas (Mixed Media Artist/Designer) and Colin Usher (Photographer/Designer/Drummer). There will be two other residents at Studio Faire during this period.

The house is situated in the centre of the market town (and historic city) of Nérac, in the stunning Lot-et-Garonne region of South West France.

Residencies offer time to focus on research and development to inspire a new body of work or develop an existing project. They can nurture the growth of seedling ideas by giving the space to unselfconsciously experiment and play without expectation or obligation.

Whatever you want to make… do it in France at Studio Faire.
Tout ce que vous voulez faire… faites-le en France au Studio Faire.

Duration of residency

Residencies are self-funded and self-directed, and can last 2 weeks, 3 weeks or 4 weeks. This open call is for 2 weeks (13 nights) in October 2022.

Accommodation

A private, newly decorated, double bedroom is provided on the first floor of the house, offering a small desk plus two windows overlooking the large back garden.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

This open call is for visual artists, photographers, performers, film-makers, theatre-makers and craft-makers who use any media other than toxic pigments, spray paints or flammable or combustible products. Trestle tables and easels are available for use.

Studio / Workspace

The work space on offer for this particular open call is the Garage Studio. It has a large North facing double door. See the website for full details.

Fees and support

This 2 week self-directed residency is a self-funded residency for 1 person. Fees include: lifts to and from the nearest train station in Agen, a private double bedroom, sole use of the Garage studio, plus shared shower room, toilets, kitchen, dining room and gardens. 2 weeks for 1 person is 790 €.

Expectations towards the artist

As this is a self-funded residency, Studio Faire has no expectations towards the artist and hope that this supportive environment, without the pressure to produce, will aid creativity, experimentation and the development of new ideas. Studio Faire offers all creative practitioners a change of pace and the space to create.

Application information

Please visit the website to find out more and to apply.