Following the second call in 2018, six organisations have been selected to become Arts Council Malta’s strategic partners during the years 2019-2021. Between them, these entities will receive a total of over €800,000 through the Gozo Cultural Support Programme during the coming three years. In return, they will be required to further the Council’s strategic aims as laid out in the Strategy2020.
The selected organisations are: Leone Philharmonic Society, Victoria International Arts Festival Foundation, Gaulitana A Festival of Music, Socjeta Filarmonika La Stella, Chorus Urbanus and Dcapitals Band.
Leone Philharmonic Society
Leone Philharmonic Society is a band which supports The Teatru tal-Opera Aurora. The Teatru tal-Opera Aurora is renowned for its annual opera performances and its regular showing of concerts and shows. More info on http://teatruaurora.com/?lang=mt, http://www.leone.org.mt/
Victoria International Arts Festival Foundation
Victoria International Arts Festival Foundation started in 1997 and it has been going on for 21 years. The main aim of this festival is to further provide musical education and training among students with both local and foreign professionals. More info on https://www.viaf.org.mt/
Gaulitana A festival of Music
Gaulitana A festival of Music is an annual springtime festival held in localities and venues in Gozo,Malta. The festival features a mix of musical events be it opera or musical theatre, chamber or orchestral, vocal or instrumental, evening or lunchtime, classical or semi-classical and formal or informal. More info on https://gaulitanus.com/category/gaulitana-a-festival-of-music/gaulitana-a-festival-of-music-2018/
Socjeta Filarmonika La Stella
Socjeta Filarmonika La Stella under Teatru Astra set up Festival Mediterranea to enhance tourism in Gozo. Festival Mediterranea features an electric mix of music such as opera and performances from artists alike. More info on https://www.mediterranea.com.mt/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=2
Chorus Urbanus was officially set up in 1975 by Fr Joseph Gauci and the late Joseph Bezzina. The Choir has performed various classics both locally and internationally. Chorus Urbanus has a number of CD’s available to their credit. More info on https://chorusurbanus.com/
D Capitals Big Band
D Capitals Big Band is a thirteen piece band founded in August 2014. The band has a versatile musical repertoire which includes pop, rock, jazz and swing music. More info on http://www.m3p.com.mt/wiki/DCapitals_Band