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My residency afforded me the time and concentration I needed to absorb myself in a new film project. The inspiring environment and the support I received from the studios staff and my co-residents, encouraged me to develop new approaches to my work. It was a completely unique experience.
—Julie Born Schwartz, Artist in Residence

It is a rare thing to be given the opportunity to think, make or write without constraint.
—Rye Dag Holmboe, Writer in Residence

Supporting the residencies

The families of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt generously provide funding as well as caring for the studios and connecting properties. However, our ambitious program supporting artists, curators and writers relies on the gifts of individuals as well as grants from foundations and other organisations.

The donations of Friends and Patrons directly support our residents as they develop their practices in the unique surroundings of the Mahler & LeWitt Studios. We are able to offer supporters a close and engaged relationship with all of our activities. Every year we host a series of ‘Open Studios’ events as well as a program for the Festival di Spoleto. You are invited to share the extraordinary atmosphere that your donations afford our residents.

In recognition of your support we offer a number of benefits.


Become a ‘Friend’ from €325 click here

  • Receive a specially commissioned artist edition. See Editions>>
  • Copies of our publications.
  • Exclusive invitations to our events in Spoleto, London or New York.
  • An acknowledgement on our website and in our printed material.

Become a ‘Patron’ from $3000/€2750 click here

Patrons are key supporters who participate in a close relationship with all of our activities at the Studios. They receive all of the benefits of a Friend and are offered opportunities for bespoke events such as studio visits with artists. Patrons are kept informally updated on project development and can participate in a regular dialogue with the Directors.