‘Travel Grants’ primarily aims to support the mobility of artists and cultural operators to explore, to develop skills, to build networks, and to engage in international collaborations

In the light of the most recent developments, it has been decided that this Travel Grant Call (application submission deadline 17th April 2020) is postponed until further notice. New dates will be announced in due course. This is being done to safeguard the health and safety of our artists, which is our number one priority.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and Arts Council Malta will continue to regularly check and follow all guidelines issued by the Maltese Public Health Authorities, the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as the Government of Malta.

The programme

The Grant will support 100% of the costs to implement the mobility project. These may include any of the following:

  • Travel (Economy class)
  • Standard accommodation
  • Participation fees (for festivals, conferences, fairs, showcases, networking sessions, or residencies)
  • Insurance and Visa
  • Freight

Who can apply?

Individuals and/or organisations are eligible to apply for the grants.

The grants address the outgoing mobility of artists and cultural operators for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Artists’/writers’/performers' residencies;
  • Meetings with international agents, producers, curators, publisher, artistic directors or festival managers;
  • Participation in festivals, exhibitions, showcases, networking sessions, films, conferences and fairs;
  • Partner search for exchanges and collaborations

Selection criteria

Criterion 1: Artistic merit, relevance and development

Criterion 2: International engagement

Criterion 3: Management and Finance

After you apply

Each project may be allocated a maximum of EUR 2,000. The amount may cover 100% 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 online application, an independent evaluation board will evaluate your project. On the day indicated, you will receive your result notification from Arts Council Malta.

In the light of COVID-19 measures and financial directives for quarter two and three of 2020, please be advised that the Cultural Export Fund Travel Call 2 will be closed. Applications submitted to date will not be processed further.


Remnant exhibition, photo by Etienne Farrell - KITZKLIKZ.