The Research Support Grant focuses on creative research, led by a creative professional, leading to the development of a creative concept. The fund supports practice-based artistic research.

The programme

The Research Support Grant is Strand 1 of the Malta Arts Fund. This strand will support the early phases of a project which would allow creative professionals to experiment, test their work, collaborate and develop their ideas further.


Who can apply?

The Grant is open to individuals, groups and/or organisations.

Applicants must be Maltese citizens or be in possession of a Malta residence permit or of a Maltese citizenship certificate or of a Maltese passport.



Applications need to be submitted by 12.00 (noon) of the respective deadline. Late applications cannot be accepted.


Selection criteria

Criterion 1: Relevance of the research to the creative professional/s involved

Criterion 2: Partners, collaborators and methodology used

Criterion 3: Presentation and dissemination of the research

Criterion 4: Management


After you apply

Each project may be allocated a maximum of EUR 5,000. 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 application form at Arts Council Malta, an independent evaluation board will evaluate your project. A pitching session will be organised for all candidates. On the day indicated, you will receive your result notification from Arts Council Malta.