Studio Faire is a contemporary art space in South West France, providing residencies for artists, writers, musicians and all other creative practitioners.
We also run courses in photography and English language to people of all abilities.
Studio Faire offers a change of pace and the space to create.
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
Shhh, don’t tell everyone!
Your hosts, Colin Usher & Julia Douglas
Our Aims & Objectives
Support the development of ideas and the production of new work, by offering comfortable, self-catering, accommodation and workshop and study space for experimentation, development and creativity.
Offer a relaxed and beautiful meeting place for national and international working partnerships to develop.
Create a social atmosphere which encourages interdisciplinary feedback or collaboration between contemporary artists, designers, photographers, performers, writers, musicians, dancers, actors and other creative professionals.
Host events including workshops, talks and presentations by invited specialists, so residents and other visitors to Studio Faire can gain knowledge from other’s expertise.
Contribute and support Nérac and the surrounding region’s cultural calendar, in order to increase its current creative offerings and support the local economy, and, in so doing, help in improving quality of life for our neighbours.
Develop funding opportunities from foundations, trusts and individuals and continue to cultivate partnerships with other funding bodies, organisations and societies who can offer fees and cover other costs to selected visitors.
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.
Born in San Francisco and now living and working in Los Angeles, Nicolette Daskalakis is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, poet and photographer (@hellonicolette). She is also a vegan. (well, she was until she came to South West France anyway!) She came to Studio...read more
Saturday, 23 March at 3pm Kiosque (à côté de la Chalet) Parc de la Garenne, Nérac. FREE. On 23 March we invited our guests to join us for a one-off visual feast, devised by Scottish artist, Julie Duffy. During her 4-week residency at Studio Faire, Duffy drew...read more
Ever since Holly Rhame arrived on the 31st January for a 4 week Artist Residency at Studio Faire, the studios have been bursting with colour and life! Holly is a painter usually based in Manhattan, New York. She decided to visit Studio Faire to ‘expand my painting...read more
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