The future of the arts
It’s ŻiguŻajg time and festival director Daniel Azzopardi makes a strong case for the arts to become an integral part of our education framework
Thursday 15 November 2018
Have your say in the new cultural policy
A new cultural policy will provide a coherent government-wide policy for culture which reflects the changing artistic scenario while also taking a more participatory and evidence-based approach
Friday 12 October 2018
Coming soon to a theatre near you… or just near you!
What is Teatru Malta? Why Teatru Malta? The whole of Maltese Theatre? Theatre in Maltese? An agency? A company? Teatru Malta is explained through its first programme
Tuesday 23 January 2018
New beginnings for Festivals Malta
Last December Arts Council Malta launched Festivals Malta as a separate public cultural organisation. Lara Darmanin explains the significance of this major step forward
Friday 19 January 2018
A World of Detail
As the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia comes to a close, Martina Camilleri looks back on her experience at the Malta Pavilion
Monday 4 December 2017
Continuity for Culture
Toni Attard reflects on his experience with ACM as he embarks on a new venture within the independent cultural sector
Friday 1 December 2017
Audience Atlas Malta: Revealing the huge potential in the Maltese culture market
Jo Taylor, Senior Consultant at Morris Hargreaves McIntyre (MHM) gives an overview of Malta’s Culture Segments recently published in the report compiled by MHM and commissioned by Arts Council Malta
Monday 30 October 2017
An open mind, an open heart and an open soul
Kristina Borg on her recent experience at the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators IV
Monday 30 October 2017
Young artists inspire creative future
The arts in Malta are thriving, and young artists are riding the crest of this creative wave. Artists and arts organisations are leading the development of new work that is engaging more audiences and reaching new international platforms.
Thursday 31 August 2017
Good Entrepreneurship, the Reality is Doing your Homework
The future outlook for Creative & Cultural Industries necessitates the development of a new generation of entrepreneurs … they need to plan well … and have a sound understanding of all aspects of business. Prof Louis Naudi discusses the future outlook for the cultural and creative industries and the development of a new generation of entrepreneurs
Thursday 27 July 2017
In the coming days Malcolm Galea, Joseph Zammit and Steve Hili will be off to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. ‘The complete history of Europe (more or less)’ by Malcolm and Joseph and Steve’s ‘Burning love. To the ground (and Lasagne) are recipients of the Cultural Export Travel Grants. Last year the festival had 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows in 294 venues. In between packing and rehearsing we caught up with Malcolm and Steve to share some thoughts about the festival and their work before jetting off to the largest festival in the world.
Thursday 27 July 2017
Electoral Districts? No, Theatrical Districts...
Tour Teatru Tazza Te is a series of monthly tours visiting theatres in every region – theatrical districts, as it were. Teatru Malta artistic director Sean Buhagiar draws some interesting parallels between the worlds of politics and theatre.
Friday 19 May 2017
'My promise is to use my passion, my work and my experience'
The new artistic director of ŻfinMalta outlines his vision in this exclusive blog for
Tuesday 9 May 2017
Under the world's spotlight
A few days before the official opening of the Biennale di Venezia 2017, Ilona Cheshire from Margaret London offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the media preparations surrounding this prestigious art event
Friday 28 April 2017
Attracting young audiences
Following the recent publication of the call for Expression of Interest for the Culture Pass 2017 programme, Daphna Attias from Peut-Être Theatre provides a few inspiring tips for those preparing performances for young audiences
Friday 28 April 2017
Connecting with the Community
It is very easy to get lost in your own world, especially when working within a specialised sector. You find yourself thinking only within the confines of your work, and using your own jargon to communicate with the outside world, often with frustrating results
Monday 20 March 2017
Maltese artists around the World
By June 2017 around 1,000 artists, both new and established, both students and professionals, will have left our islands to represent Malta through their artistic works, all through the Cultural Programme of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Wednesday 22 February 2017
Successful Art & Culture Crowdfunding Campaigns
Many think of crowdfunding platforms as a way to fund the latest product or to kick-start a business – and they can definitely do that – yet their scope is far vaster
Thursday 26 January 2017
Moving on!
The launch of an online application system; two new major funding programmes and a packed brokerage schedule. Elaine Falzon, Head of Funds & Brokerage, looks ahead at the year 2017
Tuesday 20 December 2016
Let’s talk about Criticism
UK theatre critic Mark Fisher was recently invited by Arts Council Malta to lead a discussion on critical reviewing in the arts. Here he records his thoughts and impressions
Tuesday 20 December 2016
…for profit or not for profit?
Our Business Development Associate offers a few useful tips for artists and creative professionals looking to set up for-profit or not-for-profit organisations
Thursday 17 November 2016
What’s so good about criticism?
Ahead of a public talk on 'Reviewing the Arts', Dr James Corby looks at how a lively critical culture goes hand in hand with the production and development of high quality art
Thursday 17 November 2016
Cultural leadership - Make it happen. Make it matter
A few days before the start of the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture, Arts Council Malta director of strategy Toni Attard discusses the notion of cultural leadership
Wednesday 12 October 2016
Strategic planning for the arts
Dr David Stevenson from Queen Margaret University in Scotland recently delivered a three-day training course to Arts Council Malta's strategic partners
Wednesday 5 October 2016
Just a farewell...
As the National Museum of Fine Arts closes its doors, senior curator and MUŻA Project Lead Alexander Debono reflects on a changing visual arts sector in an exclusive piece for
Wednesday 5 October 2016
Creative Brokerage: one year on
In 2016 our two Creative Brokers have already addressed an average of 335 queries relating to Arts Council Malta’s funding programmes or to the cultural and creative sectors. A year after the setting up of the Brokerage Team, Head of Funding & Brokerage Elaine Falzon reports
Friday 2 September 2016
The B word
Simshar director Rebecca Cremona shares some tips on how to go international
Tuesday 2 August 2016
The world in one city
Ahead of Malta’s participation in the Biennale di Venezia next year, Romina Delia casts a look back at the event’s place in the arts world
Friday 8 July 2016
Crowdfunding: explained
Frances Catherine Farrugia, Business Development Associate at Arts Council Malta, offers a few tips on how to improve the possibilities of getting your arts project crowdfunded
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Social media in the Arts: Building and managing relationships online
Adrian Debattista, Research Associate at Arts Council Malta, offers a few insights on the possibilities offered by social media to the marketing strategies of arts organisations
Thursday 12 May 2016
‘Culture Matters’ – Researching Valletta as a Cultural Hub
Following the recent Culture Matters seminar, Graziella Vella, Research Coordinator - Valletta 2018 Foundation and Adrian Debattista, Research Associate, Arts Council Malta, team up to look at some of the main findings
Tuesday 22 March 2016
Mobile is Everything
Joseph Buttigieg, Education and Training Associate at Arts Council Malta, on how technology is changing education in fundamental ways
Tuesday 22 March 2016
Excuses not to
Head of Funds & Brokerage Elaine Falzon on how 'let’s do this’ often replaces ‘let’s think about it' - and how strategising can make all the difference
Tuesday 23 February 2016
Choosing the Choosers
Arts Council Malta has launched an ongoing open call which will create a pool of evaluators for the next three years until 31st December 2018
Tuesday 2 February 2016
Prepping for the ‘prep year’
Arts Council Malta's director of strategy Toni Attard on how 2016 is a ‘prep year’ for a number of cultural projects
Monday 4 January 2016
Malta Showcase 2015
Through the Malta Showcase, Maltese performers were given the opportunity to showcase their work before 13 international festival producers as well as artistic directors and programmers of future European Capitals of Culture
Thursday 3 December 2015
Giep Hagoort's thoughts on Create 2020
Giep Hagoort, chairman of ERTNAM (European Research and Training Network on Art Management) and Professor Emeritus Art and Economics at the Dutch Utrecht University-UU/HKU, shares his thoughts on Create2020
Thursday 3 December 2015