Because we have both been working in the creative field all our lives, we understand that creative practitioners are often on a low income, therefore, Studio Faire has been set up with this in mind and aims to cater for artists who enjoy their independence and prefer minimum ‘frills’ in order to keep costs down.
We are happy to offer staged payments, provide a letter of support for a funding application or assistance with promoting a crowdfunding campaign, following a successful application. Further details below.
We offer 2 or 4 week residencies from the beginning of April to the end of October.
Our residencies begin on a Thursday and end on a Wednesday.
Because every season in the Lot-et-Garonne offers up different inspiration and all creative people are looking for different experiences, we keep things simple with our prices remaining the same throughout the year.
We can take you to the supermarket when you arrive (or you can walk to the shops alone if you prefer) and you can walk up to the weekly farmer’s market on Saturday morning to fill your cupboard with fresh, local produce, so you can simply focus on your work in the week ahead.
Rates include: Private bedroom and workspace, shared shower room, toilets, kitchen, dining room and gardens, plus cleaning and WiFi (high-speed fibre broadband) throughout the property.
Successful applicants will be sent confirmation of dates and an invoice with information about how to pay.
They shall confirm their intention to participate and forward a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the fee within 14 days.
The final 50% should be paid two months before the residency start date.
Need help funding your residency?
Fundraising through Grants or Crowdfunding
You may be able to fund your residency by applying for a grant from your local arts council. We are happy to help you with your application. Please follow the relevant link below then contact us to discuss this further.
Here are some links to get you started:
Arts Council England: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/funding-finder
Creative Scotland: http://www.creativescotland.com/funding
Arts Council Ireland: http://www.artscouncil.ie/available-funding/
Arts Council of Wales: http://www.arts.wales/funding
The rest of the world
If you have a specific project in mind and you feel that you will be able to convince friends and family that this project will benefit your practice, you may be able to raise the money for your residency through a crowdfunding campaign.
Having run a successful campaign for Studio Faire in 2016, we would be happy to help and advise you with this process should you wish.
We suggest that you plan at least six months ahead of your residency start date.
There are plenty of Crowdfunding websites to choose from. These are rated the top three:
https://www.indiegogo.com/ (we used this one for our campaign)
Please contact us if you’d like to discuss these funding options further or would like our assistance with your application or campaign.