The 2nd July marked a significant occasion for a number European Embassies and Cultural Institutes active in Malta, who, over the past several months, had been working together to set up the EUNIC Malta Cluster.
Arts Council Malta, together with the Mediterranean Conference Centre, have issued a call for the production of original musicals in the Maltese language which will be performed live between July and August of every year for a period of five years (2022-2026). This was announced by Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government José Herrera together with Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo.
The Memorandum of Understanding signed between Arts Council Malta (ACM) and Malta Enterprise seeks to formalise the longstanding relationship between the two entities for the benefit of the cultural and creative industries in Malta and Gozo.
Arts Council Malta in New York is proud to present Anna Horváth’s Aha Objects with her project Sorgi at the WantedDesign Manhattan and ICFF online Trade Show - CLOSEUP 2021, this May and at the WantedDesign exhibition (Jun-Aug) as part of ECO Solidarity, an initiative of the European Union National institutes for Cultural (EUNIC) in New York.
Aimed at assisting local artists and creatives in accessing Creative Europe funding, the Creative Europe Desk in Malta is bolstering its operations to serve as a focal point for further engagement with the local industry and to serve as a bridge between local artist and their European counterparts.
Arts Council Malta and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ are launching the third edition of ARTIVISTI, aimed at supporting and inspiring young artists while providing them with a platform to create and produce, promoting active citizenship.
This year’s edition of Premju għall-Arti is set to recognise the resilience of the cultural and creative sectors, turning its focus on the outstanding work produced by artists and creatives during a time of increased challenges and difficulties.
Is-sejħa ta’ Dr Lydia Abela biex din is-sena jkunu tfal fid-djar residenzjali li joħorġu bid-diżinn tal-kartolini tal-Milied għall-Uffiċċju tal-Prim Ministru wasslet għal iktar minn 50 sottomissjoni li ġew evalwati skont l-etajiet differenti minn bord maħtur b’rappreżentanti tal-Kunsill Malti għall-Arti.
Freedom of expression, the clear distinction between the individual and the artist’s persona, as well as the free use of parody and satire, are fundamental elements which each and every society should cherish and promote without any disruption and interference.
Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government José Herrera, together with Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services and the Digital Economy Clayton Bartolo, presided over the signing of MoU between the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and Arts Council Malta (ACM).
The yearly analysis of the national budget conducted by Arts Council Malta reveals an overall increase of 5.4 per cent for culture, with a total budget of €95.2 million for cultural heritage, the arts, media and creative sectors for 2021.
A new Head of Strategy has been announced by Arts Council Malta. The appointment sees Mr Adrian Debattista, who has held the role of Research Associate within ACM over the past years, take over responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of Malta’s culture strategy supporting all cultural and creative sectors.
Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government José Herrera has launched a €90,000 investment scheme for restoration and conservation work in parish churches. The scheme aims to provide financial support for the restoration and conservation work on altars, architectural decoration, gilding and frescoes of the parish churches of the Archdiocese of Malta and the Diocese of Gozo.
The Ministry for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government, in full collaboration with Arts Council Malta, is publishing the COVID-19 Transition Guidelines for artistic productions that will be staged in established public and private indoor and outdoor theatres and performance spaces.
Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government José Herrera launched three funding schemes; €150,000 for the scheme to support local band clubs, a €170,000 funding scheme for the safety at voluntary firework factories and a €150,000 funding scheme for the artistic financing for feast associations. The three pillars often serve as vital cultural centres of activity and also play an important role in the lives of their local communities.
On Friday 22 May, Pjazza Teatru Rjal launched a new music video performed by its very own Malta Concert Orchestra with an underlying positive message that should help us ‘pull through’ the current situation.
Arts Council Malta has announced the winners for the third edition of Il-Premju għall-Arti, the national arts awards which celebrate the achievements of the cultural and creative sectors. The award acknowledges excellence in artistic work premiered during the preceding year.
Arts Council Malta is glad to announce that further to lobbying and discussions with the relevant bodies, the Government is supporting the self-employed in CREATIVE ARTS too in these special circumstances.
Arts Council Malta’s priority is to support the arts and creative sector. Understanding the sensitive situation and growing concerns of the arts and culture community, plans are currently being laid out so as to support artists and their projects.
Nominees for the third edition of Il-Premju għall-Arti were announced during a press conference at noon today at the President’s Palace in San Anton. Il-Premju għall-Arti 2020 celebrates the main achievements of the Maltese cultural and creative industries, with Arts Council Malta’s aim being to recognise and reward outstanding work premiered during the 2018/2019 season.
Parents of children under 16 who attended Cultural or Creative courses during 2019 can now apply for a tax deduction scheme of up to a maximum of €100 for each child. If the course was provided by an entity or individual recognised by Arts Council Malta, parents are entitled to claim a deduction against their chargeable income of up to a maximum of €100 for each child.
Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici announced the publication of a children’s storybook aimed at for 10-12-year olds, based on Trevor Borg’s Cave of Darkness – Port of No Return, which forms part of this year’s Venice Biennale Maltese Pavilion installation.
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.
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.
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.
Teatru Salesjan in Sliema, Teatru Pandora in iż-Żejtun and the Blue Arena theatre in Ħaż Żabbar will all be benefitting from a total of € 1,000,000 between them over the span of two years to address major structural works in the three theatre spaces.
During the UNESCO International Poetry Day, Maltese poet based in Paris, Elizabeth Grech participated in the poetry reading event "Giornata Internazionale della Poesia 2019" at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in the heart of Rome on 21 March 2019
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
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
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
28 fireworks factories, which operate on a voluntary basis, have been awarded €5,000 each to improve safety practices in pyrotechnics. The fund was launched for the second year running by Arts Council Malta, which falls within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government.
The Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government has presented the Maltese Pavilion which will be representing our country at the 58th edition of the Venice Art Biennale, through the Arts Council Malta
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
The Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Michael Farrugia together with Arts Council Malta executive chair Albert Marshall today announced the amended law and regulations relating to outdoor events in unlicensed venues
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
Arts Council Malta (ACM) has launched Festivals Malta — a Public Cultural Organisation which not only programmes cultural activities, but also endeavours to make festivals and the performing arts an integral part of Maltese life
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
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.
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.
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.
Alex Vella Gera, who won the novel category with Trojan and Trevor Zahra, winner of the short story category with Vespri, will each receive a maximum grant of EUR 5000 for the translation of their award-winning work
Arts Council Malta has announced that Raphael Vella and Bettina Hutschek will be the two artist-curators for the Malta Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia to be held between 13th May and 26th November 2017.
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.