Call for proposals

Arts Council Malta has launched its strategy 2016-2020 and is inviting organisations to submit their interest to be partners to address two areas identified by the strategy:

National festivals and regular artistic events having an international dimension in Malta and Gozo


Organisations active in the cultural and creative sectors addressing any of the following areas:

Venues and spaces managed by the organisation that foster clustering and collaborations including artist-in-residency programmes;

Specialised creative work with any of the communities identified in the strategy (children, youth, the elderly, ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, people with different abilities, people from different ethnic backgrounds)

The three-year partnership will provide a stable support for organisations to plan ahead, grow, develop and deliver ACM’s strategic goals primarily addressing creative professionals and communities.

Who can apply?

The applicant needs to be a registered Voluntary Organisation with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations OR a registered Cooperative in which at least one key contributor is engaged as full-time equivalent in the cultural and creative sector.

Selection criteria

  • Relevance of the artistic programme proposed and aims of the strategy
  • Strategic plan
  • Track record
  • Clarity of presentation and application

After you apply

Festivals and regular artistic events: The yearly grant up to 80% of the total costs or up to a maximum of EUR 50,000 (whichever is lower).

Organisations: This fund may cover up to 80% of the total costs up to a maximum of EUR20,000 (whichever is lower).

Following a pitching session for all applicants, the evaluators will present an assessment on each of the proposals indicating the relevant rating awarded. As specified above, each criterion is allocated a number of specific marks. The Board’s decision depends primarily on whether the organisation and its activities address the needs expressed by this Call for Proposals as well as on availability of the funds.