Self-Directed Writer’s Residency in the South of France.

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 […]

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.

Duration of residency
1-4 weeks
Accommodation
A choice of three private double bedrooms are available to residents. These rooms share a shower room with toilet. Accommodation is provided on a self-catering basis.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, screenwriters, playwrights and poets will be provided with a private studio space with a desk and view of the garden.
Studio / Workspace
The ‘Bureau’ offers an ideal studio space for a writer. It’s a small room on the ground floor at the back of the house, with a view out over the large back garden… an ideal hideaway.
Fees and support
860 EUR
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.

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Application deadline
2019-11-27

Residency starts
2020/02/27

Residency ends
2020/03/18

Location
France/France

Link to more information
http://www.studiofaire.co.uk/