Studio Faire is a contemporary art space in South West France, providing residencies for all creative practitioners.
Studio Faire is now accepting applications from fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, screenwriters, playwrights and poets for this 3 week residency in Spring 2020.
27 February – 18 March 2020
The residency is based in a beautiful ‘Maison de maître’ built around 1840 and still retaining its period characteristics. Situated in the market town of Nérac, in the stunning Lot-et-Garonne region, on the northern edge of Gascony, here you will find the ‘real’ unspoilt France. Medieval Villages are surrounded by green rolling hills that lead your eye to the horizon via fruit orchards and vines. The perfect place to slow down and focus.
Your Scottish hosts have many skills between them. Colin Usher is a Photographer and Digital Media expert and Julia Douglas a Mixed Media Visual Artist (specialising in Textiles) and Web Designer. They are also well connected in the area and willing to share their knowledge and contacts with you during your stay. There will be two other residents at Studio Faire during your stay with whom you can socialise, share information and ask for feedback.
The walled garden is enclosed, offering private, shaded space for reading or drawing under the mature trees, or for dining with fellow residents on the patio. Beyond that there is a wild park full of fruit trees, a perfect hideaway!
Even though the property sits on a road, the large rooms and enclosed acre of garden at the back give a feeling of isolation and are ideal places for focused work. The town is just a 10 minutes stroll away over the beautiful river Baïse, which meanders by just a five-minute walk from the property and is the perfect place to stretch your legs and clear your mind.
This self-directed residency is a self-funded residency. Fees include the private room and studio detailed above, plus shared bathroom, kitchen, dining room and gardens.
Studio Faire offers all creative practitioners a change of pace and the space to create.