Funded projects for 2009
Malta Arts Fund
Applicant: Stephen Tonna
Reference number: S 17-FN 31
Project Title: Il- Furjana – Kantata: Ħodon Fjuri Lil San Publju
Amount Awarded: €2,500
A new musical competition which widens the existing depositary of Maltese music whilst strengthening a local identity through arts.
Organisation: B. Ed Arts Students, University of Malta.
Applicant: Sarah MelIi
Reference number: S 07-FN 16
Project Title: Sliema Mural Project.
Amount Awarded: €1,443
Project exposes youth culture to otherwise unlikely audience. This consists of the design and construction of a large scale outdoor cubic structure.
Applicant: Nirvana Azzopardi
Reference number: S 15-FN 28
Project Title: Teatru Unplugged 12
Amount Awarded: €2,000
An event aimed at promoting Maltese musical acts of various genres whilst attracting a different audience to the National Theatre.
Organisation: Wireless Dance
Applicant: Sandra Mifsud
Referece number: S 21-FN 39
Project Title: Shadows
Amount Awarded: €3,030
A project of a combination of dance and film aimed to raise awareness of Maltese contemporary dance; accompanied by an exhibition of photos of dance performances.
Applicant: Nadia Mifsud
Reference number: S 08-FN 17
Project Title: Kampanja Ktieb Kafe’
Amount Awarded: €400
A project aimed at instilling love for reading. It takes reading to cafeterias, where adults and children could be served a book depositor. This is suggested by Kunsill Nazzjonali tal- Ktieb.
Applicant: Glen Calleja
Reference number: S 22-FN 42
Project Title: The Depot of Living Things
Amount Awarded: €3,487.86
A project consisting of a bilingual book, interactive blog and a performance, on how established folklore and contemporary narratives can be communicated through the use of emerging media.
Organisation: Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar
Applicant: Astrid Vella
Reference Number: S 13-FN 23
Project Title: Heritage Art Exhibition
Amount Awarded: €500
A collective exhibition inspired by social commitment. This project has a significant degree of reach and resonance.
Organisation: Leone Band Club
Applicant: Joseph Debrincat
Project Title: Leone Goes Pop 6th Edition
Amount Awarded: €3,500
A musical programme performed by the Leone Band Club on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Leone Philharmonic Society (1863-2013).
Applicant: Alexei Galea
Reference number: S 33-FN 57
Project Title: Piano Master classes and concerts for the public
Amount Awarded: €2,760
Renowned Russian professor Yuri Didenko will give free of charge classes to the pianists and concert to the public.
Applicant: Sharleen Cauchi
Reference number: S 28-FN 52
Project Title: ICO cultural cinema exhibition course
Amount Awarded: €685
A short course that enhances trainee’s skills while developing knowledge of cultural cinema program.
Applicant: Charlene Farrugia
Reference number: S 35-FN 59
Project Title: Classes with Piano Pedagogue Boris Petrushansky
Amount Awarded: €2,250
The outcome of this course will consist of the applicant having developed and acquired further knowledge and skills which will improve her performance level.
Applicant: Mandy Pellicano Castagna
Reference number: S 29-FN 53
Project Title: The British Ballet Organisation Diploma in dance teaching
Amount Awarded: €1,839
To improve her specific credentials in dance to have better dance teaching skills. Funding was recommended only on 80% on training costs.
Organisation: Opening Doors
Applicant: Louise Ghirlando
Reference number: L 21-FN 41
Project Title: Drawing Curtains
Amount Awarded: €13,440
A performance that will bring to fruition the work of learning- disabled theatre-workshop Company, which could in turn potentially provide an outstanding arts experience.
Applicant: Ruben Zahra
Reference number: L 10-FN 15
Project Title: A Guide to Maltese Folktales.
Amount Awarded: €10,000
A strong heritage product, featuring a wide array of Maltese artists as musicians, storytellers and illustrators. This project focuses mainly on the Maltese Folk Culture.
Applicant: Maria Blanco
Reference number: L 01-FN 01
Project Title: Camilleri Festival
Amount Awarded: €13,000
A Festival celebrating Malta's most important Contemporary Composers. It brings musicians together, and provides opportunities for young emerging artists and arts managers.
Applicant: Joyce Grech
Reference number: L 04-FN 07
Project Title: Malta International Short Film Festival
Amount Awarded: €6,000
This project offers a platform for Maltese and international filmmakers to showcase their work.
Organisation: International Spring Orchestra Festival
Applicant: Karl Fiorini
Project Title: 4th International String Orchestra Festival
Amount Awarded: €5,000
This project consists of various performances at the Manoel theatre, a proposal of a concert at Mater Dei Hospital and an educational programme for children.
Organisation: Malta Band Club Association
Applicant: Joseph Azzopardi
Reference number: L 11-FN 20
Project Title: A series of workshops, lectures and seminars
Amount Awarded: €15,800
A project with the aim of training music teachers and conductors from band clubs all over the Maltese Islands in order for them to achieve higher standards in performances.
Applicant: Clare Azzopardi
Reference number: L 20-FN 40
Project Title: Malta Festival of Children’s Literature
Amount Awarded: €20,000
The festival aims to contribute towards developing a more literary society by attracting children, parents and teachers to experience new books, new stories, new writing and share the joy of reading.
Organisation: Malta contemporary Art Foundation
Applicant: Mark Mangion
Reference number: L 23-FN 44
Project Title: Public Arts Residency
Amount Awarded: €10,000
The project aims to raise awareness about art in the public domain by means of an artists' residency with works of public art as its outcome. Workshops and an education program will also be included.