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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.
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 basic funding as well as the use of 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 and LeWitt Studios. As a small scale organisation we are able to offer you a close and engaged relationship with all of our activities. Every year we open the Studios for the Festival dei Due Mondi and invite our supporters to share the extraordinary atmosphere that your donations afford our residents.

In recognition of your support we offer a number of benefits, however, the most significant benefit is supporting the development of the residency programme itself.


Become a ‘Friend’ from €325 click here

  • Receive an annual, specially commissioned artist edition. See Editions>>
  • Copies of our publications from the current residencies.
  • 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 previous and future residents. Patrons are kept informally updated on project development and can participate in a regular dialogue with the directors.

Sponsor an Award click here

For gifts of $5000/€4570 or more we are pleased to discuss alternative ways of recognising your support, such as named Awards. €5000 will fund a residency for an artist, curator or writer for five weeks. €15600 will fund a five week residency session for three people. Benefactors will be offered every opportunity to develop a close appreciation of the residents’ work that benefits from their Award. For more information please contact or fill out the donations form.