Budget 2020: Increased investment in culture
The yearly analysis of the national budget conducted by Arts Council Malta reveals an overall increase of 2.7 per cent for culture, with a total budget of €85.8 million for cultural heritage, the arts, media and creative sectors.
Wednesday 16 October 2019
Third edition of ‘Il-Premju għall-Arti’ launched
The coveted Il-Premju għall-Arti, an initiative by Arts Council Malta, within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government is back for its third edition. The awards will be under the patronage of President of Malta George Vella and will be celebrating excellent and outstanding work premiered throughout the 2018/2019 creative season, contributing to the advancement of Malta’s cultural and creative sectors.
Wednesday 2 October 2019
Investing in our traditions – €150,000 distributed among 29 band clubs
Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici announced that a total of 29 musical societies have been awarded € 150,000 amongst them, thanks to a fund focusing on strengthening the cultural work done by these societies. This fund is now in its third year.
Monday 30 September 2019
Cittadella Arts Festival in Gozo
On Saturday 17th August, the curtain will be raised on the Cittadella Arts Festival in Gozo. The festival, which runs until the 13th September, is being organized by DCapitals Big Band in collaboration with the Ministry for Gozo, the Malta Arts Council (Gozo Cultural Support Programme), the Malta Tourism Authority and Heritage Malta.
Wednesday 14 August 2019
ŻfinMalta featured on The Wallstreet International front-page
Malta’s national repertory dance company ŻfinMalta has featured on the Entertainment front page of The Wallstreet International, complete with front-page image, in a review penned by noted dance essayist and critic Marinella Guatterini.
Thursday 8 August 2019
The President’s Award for Creativity — submit your application!
Arts Council Malta would like to encourage organisations, especially those working with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, to submit their project bid for the Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività ahead of tomorrow’s deadline for the submission of applications.
Thursday 27 June 2019
Panorama Europe Film Festival in New York: Malta’s Limestone Cowboy screened to a full house
The New York premiere screening of Limestone Cowboy, Maltese director Abigail Mallia’s new film, was presented by Arts Council Malta at the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image on May 5th with positive reactions and strong response from the audience. The film was also screened to a packed house at the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan two days later
Thursday 30 May 2019
Professor Vince Briffa receives prestigious honour in Venice
Arts Council Malta is proud to announce that Professor Vince Briffa, one of the three artists exhibiting at the Malta Pavilion for the 58th Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, has received the prestigious Omaggio all’Arte ed all’Innovazione a Venezia 2019
Monday 20 May 2019
Skema 'Ngħinu Finanzjarjament lis-Soċjetajiet tal-Banda
Il-Kunsill Malti għall-Arti dejjem għaraf l-importanza li għandhom is-soċejtajiet tal-banda fi ħdan l-Għaqda Każini tal-Banda, mhux biss fit-tkattir tal-kultura mużikali imma wkoll fil-ħarsien u t- tisħiħ tat-tradizzjonijiet kulturali f’pajjiżna
Thursday 9 May 2019
Artivisti Programme revamped and extended
Arts Council Malta and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ are launching the applications for the revamped mentoring programme aimed at identifying some of the best young and promising talent across the arts
Tuesday 5 March 2019
Il-Premju għall-Arti 2019 finalists announced
Arts Council Malta has announced the list of nominees for the second edition of Il-Premju għall-Arti, the national arts awards which celebrate the achievements of the cultural and creative sectors
Friday 25 January 2019
Kor Malta launched
Arts Council Malta, within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government, has launched Kor Malta, an exciting project which sees the country having its own national choir
Thursday 22 November 2018
Eight young artists to benefit from new Young Talent Fund
Eight young artists will benefit from the new Young Talent Fund, a programme which supports the participation of young artists and performers in international platforms such as festivals, competitions, exhibitions and/or performances.
Wednesday 19 September 2018
Making Great Cities: the Artist as Activist
International author, speaker and adviser Charles Landry will be delivering a special ACMlab session on artists and their cities which will be held in September
Wednesday 1 August 2018
Music band to receive boost following stolen equipment
The all-female band Cryptic Street is set to receive a boost as Arts Council Malta and the Ministry of Justice, Culture & Local Government have announced that they will be funding the re-purchasing of their stolen equipment
Friday 20 July 2018
The Art of Freelancing
The next in the ACMlab series will look at the good, the bad and the ugly of working freelance in the arts in Malta
Wednesday 11 July 2018
Information Sessions on Arts and Culture
Arts Council Malta in collaboration with the Secretariat for Local Government will be organising five information sessions in the five regions of Malta
Monday 25 June 2018
The Culture Directorate would like to invite you to its consultation meetings in relation to the National Policy for Culture
Wednesday 9 May 2018
New fund to focus on improving safety in fireworks factories
A new fund will focus on improving safety in fireworks factories as well as contributing to the betterment of the final product, especially due to the prominent role this industry plays in Maltese culture and celebrations
Wednesday 21 March 2018
Il-Premju għall-Arti nominees announced
Arts Council Malta has announced the list of nominees for the first edition of Il-Premju għall-Arti, the national arts awards which celebrate the achievements of the cultural and creative sectors
Friday 12 January 2018
The President's New Year Concert
The arrival of a new year marks another edition of the President’s New Year’s Concert, which will be held on 7 January at the Mediterranean Conference Centre.
Friday 29 December 2017
Budget 2018: Increased investment in culture
The yearly analysis of the national budget conducted by Arts Council Malta reveals an overall increase of 10 per cent for culture, with a total budget of €70 million for cultural heritage, the arts, media and creative sectors
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Another successful Notte Bianca
Yet another successful Notte Bianca has been accomplished with visitors flocking Valletta in the thousands for the largest festival in Malta to experience the quality entertainment provided. An estimate of more than 70,000 people visited the capital to attend 90 different events spanning all the arts sectors performed within the settings offered by the capital’s architectural heritage, across the four corners of the City.
Monday 9 October 2017
Notte Bianca ups the ante for 2017 edition
Notte Bianca will return to Valletta in spectacular fashion on Saturday the 7th of October with a carefully curated programme put together by the Notte Bianca team together with the Arts Council Malta, which draws from all the myriad facets of the creative sphere
Thursday 5 October 2017
Two summer festivals reach wider audience
Arts Council Malta is proud to report the success of two of its primary summer festivals held between the end of June and 22 July. Apart from the increase in the number of attendees, the Council is pleased to note the Malta International Arts Festival and the Malta Jazz Festival have continued to develop and reach a wider audience
Tuesday 3 October 2017
Young Maltese cultural innovators participate in the Salzburg Global Forum
Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici had the opportunity to meet with the first two youths participating in the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators. This is a partnership agreement between Arts Council Malta and the Salzburg Global Forum, amounting to a total of 30,000 dollars.
Thursday 28 September 2017
First national awards to celebrate Malta's artistic achievements
Friday 1 September 2017
Arts Council Malta and MCST sign MOU on the Creative Industries, Science and Technology
The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and Arts Council Malta (ACM) have signed an agreement in the area of the Arts and Science. In particular, the agreement, will encompass attempts to increase participation in culture and the creative industries, increase collaborations between Public Cultural Organisations and encourage interdsiciplinarity between the arts and Science.
Thursday 10 August 2017
Open call for travel grants RCF/Valletta 2018
The Roberto Cimetta Fund and the Valletta 2018 Foundation, responsible for the implementation of Valletta’s title of European Capital of Culture 2018 have been collaborating since 2015 to improve and increase mobility of artists in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Saturday 3 June 2017
New initiative to provide digital access to Maltese musical heritage
Arts Council Malta together with Għaqda Każini tal-Banda and the National Archives of Malta are launching an exciting initiative which aims to address and benefit band clubs in Malta and Gozo and provide digital access of Maltese musical heritage to the public.
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Panorama Europe 2017 featuring Do Re Mi Fa, a film by Maltese director Chris Zarb
Panorama Europe’s ninth edition of the essential festival of new and vital European cinema, co-presented by Museum of the Moving Image and the members of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), returns to the Museum and the Bohemian National Hall with a slate of 17 exceptional new feature films screening between 5-21 May.
Tuesday 9 May 2017
This year’s edition of Għanafest was launched by Arts Council Malta following the traditional San Girgor mass in Żejtun, just before a group of għannejja and musicians made their way to Marsaxlokk on animal-drawn carts.
Thursday 20 April 2017
Jum San Girgor – 19th April 2017
Deeply rooted in Malta's history, the feast of San Girgor has been a popular traditional event since the 1500s.
Wednesday 19 April 2017
Viva t-Teatru: World Theatre Day 2017
Since 1962, World Theatre Day, set by the International Theatre Institute, has been celebrated by theatre professionals, theatre organisations, theatre universities and theatre lovers all over the world on the 27th of March
Tuesday 14 March 2017
Launch of Rock’n Malta
Festivals Malta has announced a new cultural initiative to add to its already busy calendar
Wednesday 8 March 2017
Project Development Workshop for Band Clubs
ACM will be organising a Project Development Workshop specifically dedicated to band clubs on Saturday 11th March between 09:00 and 15:00 at Tal-Virtu’ Seminary in Rabat
Friday 24 February 2017
Uċuħ Ġodda, Kitba Ġdida – Premju Francis Ebejer
An evening of readings from the shortlisted scripts of the Premju Francis Ebejer will take place on 21 February at 6:30pm – 8:45pm at the Manoel Theatre Studio, Valletta
Wednesday 8 February 2017
Film Distribution Grants Programme
As part of the Government's strategy to aid and foster the local film industry and as part of Malta’s internationalisation strategy for the cultural and creative sectors, the Malta Film Commission (MFC) together with Arts Council Malta (ACM) is launching a match funding grant programme for Film Distribution. This funding programme will be administered by the Malta Film Commission.
Thursday 29 December 2016
Malta represented at the New Literature from Europe Festival in New York
Between Dec 7th and 10th, the Arts Council Malta in NY in association with the National Book Council (Malta) presented leading contemporary Maltese poet and novelist Immanuel Mifsud, winner of the European Union Prize for Literature (2011) and both the Malta National Award for Prose (2002, 2015) and for Poetry (2015), at the New Literature from Europe Festival in New York City
Friday 23 December 2016
The President’s New Year’s Concert
On 31st December, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will ring in the New Year in style with a performance of operatic arias and rousing orchestral music in a very special New Year’s Concert presented by Arts Council Malta and the Office of the President
Tuesday 20 December 2016
THIS IS ABILITY arts platform
THIS IS ABILITY is a mini festival celebrating the work of local and European disabled artists
Friday 2 December 2016
National Cribs Competition 2016
The call for applications for the Christmas Crib Competition organised by Arts Council Malta is now open
Friday 25 November 2016
ACM and Valletta 2018 welcome ERDF Fund Announcement
Arts Council Malta and the Valletta 2018 Foundation welcome the announcement that EUR50 million in ERDF funding (European Regional Development Fund) have been allocated for the development of cultural projects and the restoration of heritage sites
Tuesday 11 October 2016
Notte Bianca 1st October 2016 - Another success story
Valletta’s favourite Saturday happened with a bang this year. 100 events. Over 1,000 creative participants. More than 70,000 visitors experienced the largest cultural event in Valletta. This year’s Notte Bianca returned bigger and better than ever
Tuesday 4 October 2016
Notte Bianca 2016 - logistical information
“While the focus of Notte Bianca is its artistic and cultural events, the success of an event on this scale is also dependent on the practical logistics,” explained Artistic Director Sean Buhagiar. “
Thursday 29 September 2016
Three Palaces Festival programme announced
“Festivals are about connecting all of us who love music and art. Live performances are exchanges between artists and audiences that help us share vital and essential emotional experiences.” - Peter Manning, Artistic Director
Wednesday 27 July 2016
Malta Jazz Festival 2016
Last preparations are underway for the Malta Jazz Festival, which will be running from 21 till 23 July and will feature some of the top-notch world artists such as Snarky Puppy, Omer Vital and Marcus Roberts.
Monday 11 July 2016
Information sessions - Funding programmes
Arts Council Malta, in collaboration with The Parliament Secretary for Local Government and Valletta 2018 Foundation, will be organising information sessions for the five regions of the Maltese Islands about the portfolio of funds administered by Arts Council Malta.
Friday 27 May 2016
Uriah Heep live in Malta
29 July will be a day of celebration for all Maltese rock fans. The legendary classic rock band Uriah Heep will perform live at Ta’ Liesse, Grand Harbour, Valletta.
Monday 16 May 2016
The Malta Jazz Festival 2016
The Malta Jazz Festival, which is one of the longest running and highly-acclaimed festivals organised by Arts Council Malta, is back with a new format under the artistic direction of Sandro Zerafa.
Thursday 21 April 2016
Malta International Arts Festival 2016
The 11th edition of the Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF), which will be taking place from the 8th to the 18th July, was launched by the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Hon. Dr Owen Bonnici and Arts Council Malta.
Thursday 21 April 2016
Għanafest: World Music Festival 2016
The sound of French troubadour music, eclectic Estonian music and atmospheric Tuareg arrangements will be part of Għanafest’s programme for this year at Argotti Gardens, under the new artistic direction of Renzo Spiteri.
Thursday 21 April 2016
Launch of Gozo Cultural Support Programme
Gozo’s cultural calendar is set to receive a boost thanks to a new initiative which aims to support the professionalisation and development of four leading artistic organisations.
Tuesday 5 April 2016
Workshop on pitching - KulturaTV
Arts Council Malta, in collaboration with the NISI MASA European Network of Young Cinema, is organising a workshop for all prospective applicants of the KulturaTV fund.
Thursday 24 March 2016
The Young Audience Film Day is back!
Already in its fifth edition, the Young Audience Film Day and accompanying Young Audience Award will be held on May 8, 2016.
Monday 21 March 2016
Launch of the Research Support Grant
Arts Council Malta has just launched the Research Support Grant, one of the strands of the newly-redesigned Malta Arts Fund.
Thursday 17 March 2016
Carnival activities this year, will not be limited to Valletta but will also be organised in other towns and villages.
Thursday 28 January 2016
Application for bursaries - 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture
The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies and Arts Council Malta are pleased to advise that some assistance will be available to enable delegates from developing countries to attend the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture being held in Malta from 18 to 21 October 2016.
Tuesday 26 January 2016
ACMLab - Crowdfunding the Arts
Do you want to know more about Malta’s first crowd-funding platform? Are you interested in applying for the Malta Arts Fund? Do you want to know more about how we are collaborating with ZAAR?
Friday 15 January 2016
World Summit on Arts and Culture in Malta
The 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture is being held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta between October 18 and October 21, 2016.
Sunday 13 December 2015
Proposing a way forward for the arts
Arts Council Malta will be holding its first national conference, highlighting the strategic focus of the Council for the next five years.
Thursday 3 December 2015