Garden at Studio Faire, South West France
Garden at Studio Faire, South West France

Studio Faire is a contemporary art space in South West France, providing residencies for Artists, Writers, Designers 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.

Now taking applications for 2020

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!

Studio Faire

58 Avenue Georges Clemenceau, Nérac Click here for directions

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, writers, screenwriters 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.

Latest News

Celie Byrne is coming!

Celie Byrne is coming!

Our winter ‘break’ is drawing to an end and we are gearing up to welcome our first three residents of 2020 in just 10 days time! We are extremely excited to be kicking the year off with three fabulous creative practitioners and will introduce these to you one by one...

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***GIFT VOUCHER*** Photography Day Course

***GIFT VOUCHER*** Photography Day Course

Give someone an unforgettable gift this Christmas. A day full of technical learning, hands on experience and big, bold, belly laughs! A day that will be remembered long after it’s over. Your loved one will learn how to shoot smarter with Colin Usher, our in-house...

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A New Film by Colin Usher – Deepa Paulus plays ‘Kayda’

A New Film by Colin Usher – Deepa Paulus plays ‘Kayda’

Visual Artist and Musician Deepa Paulus visited Studio Faire for a residency earlier this month. She and Colin found one lucky sunny day to make this short film. Here Deepa Paulus plays 'Kayda' (a specific composition for tabla) in Nérac, South West France. Shot &...

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Contact us

58 Avenue Georges Clemenceau
47600 Nérac, France

General enquiries and residencies

Courses and educational residencies

Call: +33 (0)6 34 56 10 70

All detail & imagery are © 2020 Studio Faire, Colin Usher & Julia Douglas