Garden at Studio Faire, South West France
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Est. 2017

Studio Faire is an artist-run contemporary art space in South West France, providing short residencies for Artists, Makers, Writers, Musicians and all other creative practitioners.

Studio Faire offers a change of pace and the space to create.

Now taking applications for 2025

See available dates here

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.

‘Studio Faire was one of the best all-around experiences I’ve ever had at a residency.’
Jerry Sticker, 2022

‘It’s supportive and encouraging and completely pressure free, allowing you to slow down, focus, and explore, regardless of where you’re at in your project.’
Alexander Roberts, 2022

‘…the residency appealed to me for its independent, “choose your own adventure” philosophy.’
Abby Schreiber, 2021

‘It was a privilege to be there and it’ll be a privilege to go back.’
Celie Byrne, 2020

‘The grounds are vibrant, the house itself is a living sculpture, and the surrounding village is postcard picturesque.’
Krystal Sutherland, 2020

‘…a wondrous village within a village where judgement is the only foreign word…’
Miguel Guerrero Becerra, 2019

If Studio Faire is this great already, with Julia and Colin’s passion, dedication and continued renovations, it’s set to be one of the greats. Apply now before there’s a waiting list a mile long!
Peta Berghofer, 2019

Latest News

New Fourth Bedroom

New Fourth Bedroom

Over last winter, we transformed an old storage room into a sweet, cosy bedroom for our residents, meaning that we can now host four residents at a time in the main building, plus two in Faire Deux, our self-contained apartment. Our first resident to christen the room...

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The Awarded Residency Fellowships 2024

The Awarded Residency Fellowships 2024

STUDIO FAIRE RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS 2024 The Studio Faire Residency Fellowships provide accommodation and practical support to two separate creative practitioners for a 2-week period in 2025. The fellowships were funded by generous donations from supporters of Studio...

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‘Room’ by Dancer-in-Residence, Rob Kitsos

‘Room’ by Dancer-in-Residence, Rob Kitsos

Dancer, dance instructor, performing artist and choreographer ... creativity exudes from every pore of Rob Kitsos! Rob's current interest is in Moving Matter, developing a choreographic project by exploring specific materials and spaces in-depth to inspire short film,...

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