The Loose Joints and Mahler & LeWitt Studios Publishing Award is a yearly opportunity to develop an artist’s practice through an artist residency and book award, focused on a curated theme. With a new theme chosen yearly, this award arises from the initiatives of publisher Loose Joints and residency program Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy toward supporting and championing visual narratives relevant to our contemporary moment. 

In 2023 we are pleased to partner with innovative magazine Atmos for Publishing Ecology: an award inviting artists engaging with the anthropocene, climate change and the environment.

The opportunity includes a month in residence at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Sep–Oct 2023, where the winner will be able to develop work for a book which will be edited, designed and published by Loose Joints in Summer 2024 with launch events in London and Marseille.

We invite applications from artists who wish to propose how they would use their time in residence to develop ongoing projects or create new work connected to these themes, with an eventual publication in mind.

The residency application is supported by Picter, the industry standard for visual applications. The selection committee comprised of artist Richard Mosse, publishers Loose Joints (Lewis Chaplin and Sarah Chaplin Espenon), Mahler & LeWitt Studios curator Guy Robertson, curator Lucia Pietroiusti, and Atmos Culture Editor Daphne Chouliaraki Milner.

Applications are now closed. Discover our shortlist below, and stay tuned for the winner announcement in June 2023!