The projectBy Justin Caleo

Hôtel Sainte Valière is a not for profit association, dedicated to establishing a historic house in the village of Sainte Valière as a place of creative and cultural output and exchange, and as a positive and galvanising presence in the village, by opening the house up for residencies, concerts and events, and working with the creators, cultural institutions and small producers of the region.

The residency programs will be ongoing, with May, June, September and October each year being dedicated to artists in residence, and regular summer concerts featuring our musicians in residence. We will be expanding and developing our residency programs, in terms of the resources, funding opportunities and months available to dedicate to artists in residence. We are a member of the worldwide network of artist residencies ResArtis, and open to submissions from artists from all countries. Being based in Australia, we are encouraging Australian artists and musicians to take part, with a view to establishing a French-Australian cultural exchange. In addition, but this will take a little longer, we aim to also establish a small publishing activity operating out of Hôtel Sainte Valière, with a focus on graphic novels.

Hôtel Sainte Valière has been created by Eloise and Justin Caleo. Eloise is co-founder of Open Studio, a live music venue in Northcote, Melbourne, currently in it’s 11th year of operation, and Justin is a graphic designer specialising in publishing and with a particular interest in graphic novels.

You can become a member of our not for profit association Les amis de l’Hôtel Sainte Valière. You can also enter into partnership with the Hôtel Sainte Valière, or support us in the following ways: Support

The house is also ideal for hosting weddings, readings, exhibitions, tours, concerts, or a restaurant. Contact us if you would like to realise your project at the Hôtel Sainte Valière.