To See Beyond the Sea
It is August and as every year at this time, I am out sailing in the wide blue Mediterranean Sea, somewhere between Karpathos and Rhodes. It was almost this time last year when Maleth was chosen to represent Malta at the Venice Art Biennale of 2019, and again, I was in a sailing boat somewhere out in the Sea.
Tuesday 20 August 2019
Community Art: A comeback?
Everyone is entitled to practice art. Like everything, there can be good art and bad art.
Tuesday 23 July 2019
"The New Patrida"
Guest contributor Pamela Baldacchino Visual Artist and Project Coordinator, shares her personal interpretations of the pre-opening exposition of Malta Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2019
Tuesday 14 May 2019
Opening Doors to the Performing Arts: Difference and Diversity
Opening Doors Association is an arts organization that provides opportunities for adults (18+) with diverse intellectual needs, working for the active participation of adults with intellectual disabilities in creative experiences
Monday 6 May 2019
Malta's participation at La Biennale di Venezia 2019
Inspired by the Odyssey, Homer’s literary legacy capturing a common human narrative, Maleth / Haven / Port - Heterotopias of Evocation is Malta’s Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia
Friday 5 April 2019
Participation 360: Turning towards collective action
Guest contributor Szilvia Nagy from Local Operators' Platform (LOCOP), shares some insights about the need for collective action in Malta's cultural sector following her experience as a moderator in a series of workshops and focus groups organised with the Valletta 2018 Research Department in 2018
Thursday 7 March 2019
The healing art of therapy
Can art be therapeutic, offering the possibility of changing the manner in which we relate to our experiences and their impact on our present life and relationships?
Thursday 10 January 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 artscouncilmalta.org
Wednesday 5 October 2016
The B word
Simshar director Rebecca Cremona shares some tips on how to go international
Tuesday 2 August 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
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