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- Friends & Patrons -

In recognition of your support, we offer a number of benefits. The most significant benefit is supporting the development of our activities itself which are built on a foundation of creative democracy. Our activities are carefully curated by a body of creatives comprised of artists, academics, and cultural leaders across disciplines.


Introducing Adi Atassi 

Artist-in-Residence | Artist-in-Festival

- Artist-in-Residence -

Adi Atassi reflecting on the residencies sessions

during the Fall of 2019 in Spoleto.

- Artist-in-Festival -

Adi Atassi dancing with paint strokes to Vivaldi

at our First Edition Festival 20-21 Feb 2021.

Our Friends & Patrons - together making a difference!

Grazie mille!

To our Friends & Patrons of 2021, Adi Atassi, Rosie McGurran, Janet Steen, Gavin Irvin, Francesca Romana d'Alessandro, Melissa Hekkers, Margarita Gokun Silver, Teresa Albor, Beatrice Rehema Katite, Jameel Sandham, Zara Siddique, Melissa Chartan, Ingrid Christensen, Juliette Geissler, Tasha Hunter, Rachel Zitin, Sam J. Grudgings, Niaz Maleknia, Gero Cacciatore, Riccardo Meneghini, Moctar Datt, Dead Frogs, Francesco Di Loreto, Ina Nico, Elina Lenga, Max Blumberg, Graham Hofmann, Sandy Humby, Davina Johnson, Sophia Willke, Karin F. Giusti, Vitor Pereira, and Ralph Overbeck.

Your donations directly support our:


Supporting our activities is enabling us to expand our internship program for younger artists and writers.

Become a [sm]art Friend from €50.


  • Copies of our publications.

  • Exclusive invitations to our events and festivals.

  • An acknowledgement on our website.

Become a [sm]art Patron from €500.

Patrons are key supporters who participate in a close relationship with all of our [sm]art activities. They receive all of the benefits of a Friend and are offered opportunities for bespoke events such as meeting the artists. Patrons are kept informally updated on initiatives and developments and can participate in a regular dialogue with our creative executives.

Sponsorships from €5000.

For sponsorships of €5000 or more, we are pleased to discuss alternative ways of recognising your support, such as named awards or corporate sponsorships.

€5000 will fund a residency for an artist, curator or writer for five weeks. Benefactors will be offered every opportunity to develop a close appreciation of the residents’ work that benefits from their sponsorship.

As a token of appreciation, all our Patrons receive a Curator's Choice limited printed artwork edition signed by the artis. Our Sponsors receive an original artwork edition from our Artist-in-Residence or Artist-in-Festival sessions.

Become a Friend or Patron!


Grazie Mille!