Deadline: 31/07/2019

2 week residency in SW France (clean media)

Self-Directed residency in South West France. Offering a change of pace and the space to create.

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

Studio Faire is now accepting applications from writers, screenwriters, designers, illustrators, photographers and filmmakers for this 2 week residency between 31 October – 13 November 2019.

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.

Disciplines and assistance
This particular residency is open to creative practitioners working in all clean media.

Your hosts have many skills between them. Colin Usher is a Photographer and Digital Media expert and Julia Douglas a Mixed Media 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 share information and ask for feedback.

A professional photoshoot of you and your work is also included.

Studio & Accommodation
Studio & Accommodation are combined into a live/work space in what we affectionately call the ‘Usher Hall’. It is a HUGE room (679cm x 460cm) and has a beautiful marble fireplace and walls that have been stripped back to clean plaster. It has two big windows onto the front of the house (road side, so there is a little noise as cars go past), providing plenty of natural light from the North. There are shutters on the windows, so if you want to shut out the world, this is also easily achieved!

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This 2 week, self-directed residency is a self-funded residency for 1 person. Fees include the private room detailed above, plus shared shower room with toilet, kitchen, dining room and gardens. A professional photoshoot is also included.

2 weeks for 1 person is 640 €.

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 our website to find out more and to apply.

2 week residency in SW France (clean media)

2 week residency in SW France (clean media)


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