One of our guiding principles focuses on our support to the sector through the creation of a single service point which also provides consultation and information services.
Our brokerage services will serve as our first point of contact through which artists, representatives of organisations and the general public is able to send queries, address difficulties, receive and give feedback, develop ideas, make contact with entities or other stakeholders. Additionally, our brokerage services will take a more proactive approach in implementing Arts Council Malta’s role as an active broker in the field by organising regular sessions and workshops to share information and good practices, debate cultural matters and facilitate networking between peers and other stakeholders. Our creative brokerage team will also ensure that our services are accessible to different groups.
In direct collaboration with the sector and with relevant stakeholders and authorities, we will be creating and updating a resource toolkit which will support creative professionals and organisations in their work. The resource toolkit will be an online platform with free-to-use information on issues such as taxation, mobility, intellectual property rights, social security measures and other important matters that are relevant to the professionalisation and regularisation of a sector.
We strongly believe that artistic achievements in Malta need to be celebrated further. The establishment of national arts awards will give recognition to individuals and organisations who have excelled in their contribution to the advancement of Malta’s cultural and creative sectors.
Stronger collaborations between Public Cultural Organisations will be also be brokered by Arts Council Malta through regular sessions and networking opportunities. We will also continue advising Government on the implementation of the cultural infrastructure programme and support the governance structures that will emerge from such projects.