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.
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, 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.
At the beginning of the year we selected one artist from the Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) Annual Exhibition ‘ALIGHT’ for our Studio Faire Residency Award. The award offers one lucky artist a FREE 4-week residency at Studio Faire, plus £100 in travel expenses.Our 2019...
A couple of months ago, there was a knock on the door which lead to us smiling like Cheshire Cats for the rest of the day… week… actually, we’re still smiling from ear to ear today! The previous owner of the property that is now Studio Faire had failed to obtain...
When we viewed the property that has become Studio Faire with Estate Agent, Caroline Hubbard, we were pretty disgruntled! Why was she showing us this fantastic property, with it's stunning 19th century period features, enough space for both us and our residents to...
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