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Across the globe, education opportunities in the arts and career development initiatives for artists are becoming ever harder to access. With this in mind, we are determined to keep developing our program in Spoleto and we appeal for your support. Please read our 2023 letter to Supporters.

Eva LeWitt and Guy Robertson
Directors, Mahler & LeWitt Studios


I think transformation, real transformation, occurs when you connect with a community. When a community reaches out its hands to you. … Being in Spoleto made me different. That’s really the highest compliment that I know how to pay.

— Polly Barton, Writer in Residence



Drawing on the legacies of Anna Mahler and Sol LeWitt, as well as the unique cultural heritage of Spoleto and the region, the Mahler & LeWitt Studios and its communities provide research and development opportunities for curators, writers and artists of all disciplines. Understanding the arts as a key driver for social change, our program empowers artists by encouraging experimentation, providing contexts for intergenerational exchange and mentorship, and promoting youth engagement through our Schools Program. As well as Residencies, we provide artists with sustained support through our Projects and Publications, with the intention of bringing new work, developed in Spoleto, to international audiences.

What I have learnt in life so far, is how we can learn from life: how the silence of contemplation and self-reflection, as you look to make a difference in yourself, can reflect usefully out onto the world – if not today, then tomorrow. I think that is what the Mahler & LeWitt Studios residency program is all about.

— Brian O. Kepher, Composer in Residence


We currently work with up to thirty individuals a year across four residency sessions. Fully-funded education and research initiatives such as those provided by the Mahler & LeWitt Studios are rare and in demand, needing support now more than ever. Our process-led rather than goals- led approach has garnered the program an international reputation: we understand the environment artists need to flourish and nurture future-thinking work. As an Association, however, our program depends on the generous donations of our Friends and Patrons, our Director’s Circle, as well as grants from foundations and other funding bodies. Your donations, then, make our impactful work possible.



The Mahler & LeWitt Studios is a charity registered in Italy (Associazione Socio Culturale) with 501(c)3 fiscal status via the Mahler Foundation for tax effective giving in the US.

We have three levels of support – Friends, Patrons and the Director’s Circle. Donor benefits are outlined below.

Pledges of any amount promised over a three to five year period help us to plan the program more effectively. This is particularly important now, given our expanding program of residencies, exhibitions, special projects and publications:


Director’s Circle

10,000 USD+ (8,500€+)


3,000 USD+ (2750€+)


350 USD+ (325€+)


The group of artists and writers we gathered in Spoleto – to think, work, make, eat and live together – had a unique energy. Deep intellectual and artistic relationships were formed that have changed the way we move in the world.

— Rachael Allen, Poet in Residence and Guest Curator



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


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


Patrons receive all of the benefits of a Friend and are offered opportunities for bespoke events such as studio visits with artists. We will regularly update you on program developments.

Director’s Circle

Supporters donating at this band can participate in a regular dialogue with the Directors, enabling a close relationship with all the activities of the studios.



To make a donation please follow the ‘Click here’ donation link provided below.

Multi-year pledge: $ / €

Pledges promised over a three to five year period help us to plan the program more effectively.


One-off donation: $ / €

Methods of payment

  • Mahler Foundation 501(c)3 for US tax-payers
  • Via ‘Paypal’
  • Bank Transfer: Mahler & LeWitt Studios