Studio Faire


Studio Faire invites applications from artists, writers, designers and all other types of creative practitioner for self-funded, self-directed residencies.

Applications are welcome from anyone who would benefit from a period of uninterrupted time to focus on developing their work.

Residencies can last from a minimum of 1 week to a maximum of 4 weeks.

Accommodation is provided on a self-catering basis, with a private bedroom, private studio, plus shared interior and exterior living and work space.

Studio Faire offers a change of pace and the space to create.

Residency Programme since: 2017
Description of Organisation:

Scottish couple, Colin Usher and Julia Douglas, moved into this stunning mansion house in the centre of the vibrant market town of Nérac in South West France, in 2017 to set up a contemporary arts space. Though they are still renovating the property, it is fast becoming a centre for artistic development, providing funded and self-funded residencies, photographic courses and cultural events for all types of creative practitioner. Nérac sits to the south of the Lot-et-Garonne, just over the border of the Gers, on the northern edge of Gascony. Here you will find the ‘real’ unspoilt France. Medieval Villages are surrounded by lush green rolling hills that lead your eye to the horizon via sunflower fields, orchards and vines. The perfect place to slow down and focus. This property is called Studio Faire: Studio (noun) a room where an artist, photographer, sculptor, etc. works. Faire (transitive verb) to make or to do 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.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Cleaning
  • Office
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 460€ – 960€
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Bordeaux
    Nearest Train Station: Agen
    How to reach by plane: Agen airport is connected 3 times a day to Paris Orly Airport by HOP! Airline and is 25 minutes away from Nérac. Other nearby airports are Bordeaux, Bergerac and Toulouse.
    How to reach by train: Agen SNCF station is 25 minutes away from Nérac. Tideo buses run to Nerac from Agen train station.
    How to reach by car: Coming from Bordeaux, take the A62, exit 6, then you will drive through Buzet, Vianne, Lavardac and reach N_Ñ_rac. Coming from Toulouse, take the A62 exit 7, then follow the directions to N_Ñ_rac. Coming from Paris, we recommend you drive through Cahors rather than Bordeaux. The mileage and timing are the same but the tolls are around a 1/3 of the cost!From Cahors there are 2 options:1: Leave the motorway and drive towards Agen on easy local rural roads.2: Keep on the motorway and you will reach Agen via Montauban. Same timing, more mileage, more tolls and less charming roads.
    Street & Number: 58 Avenue Georges Clemenceau
    Postal Code: 47600
    City: Nerac
    Country long: France