English preferred, Italian, Spanish
from 1 to 6 months
Paid by host 

Transportation to and from Brindisi International Airport or Lecce train station, promotional materials for monthly open house and the exhibition at the Palazzo Palmieri Museum every two months. Cleaning service twice a week and Laundry service once a week.

Paid by artist 

700 to 900 Euro per month depending on the room selected/available. Travel, material and subsitence costs. MIRA can give letters of recommendation and or/official invites to aid artists in obtaining funds.

Application guidelines 

For professionals and creatives working in the arts. For talented, gifted and creative individuals. Please find on the MIRA's website what you need to do to apply.


All year round

MIRA - Martignano International Residency for Artists

MIRA - Martignano International Residency for Artists


MIRA - Martignano International Residency for Artists, supports international artists and promotes the cultural exchange between artistic disciplines and international experiences. MIRA offers 5 large furnished rooms. The grounds are divided between 2 buildings, one having a main, large, shared work studio, and the other permitting the artists to work freely throughout the house in order to create wherever they feel more at ease, whether it be in or outside. Wireless Internet throughout and bycicles for each artist. Once a month they organize an open house in which local artists and the surrounding community are invited in order to further promote the cultural exchange between the artists and their adopted home.


Exhibition at the Palazzo Palmieri + in local galleries in Lecce.

Accommodation Information 

4 furnished rooms, 3 with private bathrooms, which serve as living spaces. They are all adapted with work desks for the artists to be able to create also in the comfort of their room

Studio Information 

Large common studio plus designated exterior and interior spaces in order to allow the artist to create in the environment of their choice.


Martignano is a beautiful, typically small town and comune of 1,770 inhabitants in the province of Lecce in Apulia, Italy. It is part of Salento and is one of the nine towns of Grecìa Salentina, an area where Griko, an ancient Greek dialect is still spoken. Puglia, or Apulia as it is called in English, is Italy's boot heel, its southeastern most region.

Via San Nicola 74
73020 Martignano LE
+52 1 984 105 8082

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