Presentation & Touring forms part of Arts Council Malta’s internationalisation strategy for the culture and creative sectors. The fund supports the export of artistic work and/or international tours of Maltese or Malta-based artists working in the sector.

The programme

The aims of the fund are:

  • To share creative excellence with international audiences 
  • To foster transnational cultural cooperation with international programmers and presenters 
  • To increase the potential of sustainable activity in the cultural and creative sectors through export 
  • To support a geographic spread of artistic and/or cultural work from Malta
  • To sustain and develop professional work. 

The fund will support 80% of the costs to implement the mobility project. Costs may include any of the following: 

  • Travel (Economy class)
  • Standard accomodation
  • Production fees (rental of venue/s and/or equipment) 
  • Insurance and Visa 
  • Freight

Who can apply?

Individuals and/or organisations are eligible to apply for the fund. One-off presentations and tours are eligible to apply.

The work proposed needs to have already been presented at least once. 

Priority will be given to:

  • Presentation & touring at significant festivals and venues 
  • Work developed in collaboration or in co-production with national or international partners 
  • Work that forms part of the applicant’s long-term plan for international engagement.

Selection criteria

Criterion 1: The artistic merit of the project
Criterion 2: International engagement and collaboration
Criterion 3: The professional and financial management of the mobility project

After you apply

Each project may be allocated a maximum of EUR 8,000. The amount may cover up to 80% of eligible expenses.

This fund is competitive and will be evaluated according to established criteria.

Proposals will first be screened in terms of eligibility. Proposals which are not eligible in terms of the procedure stipulated by these guidelines will not be processed further and will not undergo evaluation.

After you submit your application, an independent evaluation board will evaluate your project. On the day indicated, you will receive your result notification from Arts Council Malta.

Moveo Dance Company photo by Andrew Rizzo.