Deadline: 22/07/2019

Open Call - 4-week Residency in SW France. Offering a change of pace and the space to create.

Now inviting applications from writers, designers and photographers for summer 2019.

Description of residency program
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 4 week residency in August 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.

Duration of residency
4 weeks

Available Dates
15 August – 12 September
22 August – 19 September

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 is also included.

Workspace & Accommodation
Residents live and work in the house, studios and gardens of Studio Faire. Rooms and studios are spacious and mature gardens offer private, shaded space for work and play.

For this residency you will be offered a live/work space in a huge room (679cm x 460cm), which 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, providing plenty of natural light from the North.

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This 4 week self-directed residency is a self-funded residency for 1 person. Fees include a private live/work space, plus shared shower room with toilet, kitchen, dining room and gardens. A professional photoshoot is also included.

4 weeks for 1 person is 960 €.

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.

Open Call - 4-week Residency in SW France. Offering a change of pace and the space to create.

Open Call - 4-week Residency in SW France. Offering a change of pace and the space to create.


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