Statement from Arts Council Malta & Teatru Malta: Pia Zammit vs. It-Torċa
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.
Thursday 3 December 2020
The design of the first Regional Cultural Strategies
Minister for National Heritage, Arts and Local Government José Herrera launched the first Regional Cultural Strategies.
Friday 27 November 2020
€165,000 in funds for band clubs
Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government José Herrera announced that 25 band clubs have benefited from €165,000 in funds from the Arts Council Malta.
Tuesday 17 November 2020
MoU signed between Malta Council for Science and Technology and Arts Council Malta
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).
Friday 6 November 2020
Budget 2021: Investment in culture increased
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.
Tuesday 20 October 2020
Arts Council Malta announces the appointment of a new Head of Strategy
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.
Tuesday 13 October 2020
Standards for Choirs - The New Normal
Standards for Choirs Part 1 & 2 can be viewed from the images below. These standards are in accordance with the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate.
Wednesday 9 September 2020
MICAS in Conversations Series
MICAS is delighted to present the MICAS in Conversation series as part of its program-ming vision towards fostering new ideas and experiences promoting contemporary art.
Wednesday 2 September 2020
Official results day
Due to the overwhelming response and following the extension of the deadlines, the official results will be issued on Arts Council Malta's website as follows:
Tuesday 1 September 2020
New scheme with an investment of €90,000 for restoration and conservation work in parish churches launched
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.
Thursday 30 July 2020
Guidance for the return of choral singing
The document found in this article includes guidance and suggestions to assist choirs in their return to rehearsals and performances in line with models being adopted internationally.
Monday 27 July 2020
Survey as part of the consultation process on Pjazza Teatru Rjal
A wide consultation process is currently being carried out with different stakeholders on Pjazza Teatru Rjal.
Thursday 16 July 2020
COVID-19 Transition Guidelines for Theatre Productions
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.
Thursday 16 July 2020
Arts Council Malta's Annual Report for 2019 is published
ACM's first bilingual annual report is here.
Monday 6 July 2020
€470,000 in financial support for feast associations
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.
Saturday 20 June 2020
Pjazza Teatru Rjal Releases Music Video
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.
Saturday 23 May 2020
Il-Premju għall-Arti 2020 winners announced
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.
Wednesday 8 April 2020
COVID-19 Wage Supplement Notice
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.
Wednesday 25 March 2020
COVID-19 Notice
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.
Friday 20 March 2020
Il-Premju għall-Arti nominees announced, winners to be announced in April
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.
Monday 24 February 2020
Tax Deduction on Fees paid for Cultural and Creative Courses
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.
Friday 31 January 2020
KorMalta present choral Christmas concert to herald in the festive season
KorMalta to team up with Jubilate Deo Choir for a special holiday season concert
Friday 29 November 2019
Being Calypso | Being Ulysses Exhibition inaugurated on Monday 18 November 2019 at Ġ.F. Abela Junior College, Msida
Culmination of an outreach programme for Junior College students organised by Junior College and Arts Council Malta
Thursday 21 November 2019
Launch of storybook for children based on ‘Venice Biennale’ Maltese Pavilion
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.
Thursday 7 November 2019
Exciting projects planned for KorMalta’s 2019-2020 season
KorMalta, an initiative by Arts Council Malta which falls within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government and Malta’s first national choir, has launched its 2019-2020 season.
Friday 1 November 2019
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
A Tale of Two Cities: Malta’s Grand Harbour and Manhattan — out soon in aid of Beating Hearts Malta
Arts Council Malta is delighted to endorse and express its support for Professor Victor Grech’s forthcoming book A Tale of Two Cities: Malta’s Grand Harbour and Manhattan.
Friday 20 September 2019
Arts Council Malta's Annual Report for 2018 is published
Arts Council Malta’s Annual Report for 2018 is currently available for viewing and download from www.artscouncilmalta.org
Friday 30 August 2019
Malta at the iconic Blue Note Jazz Club in New York
This year Arts Council Malta in New York partnered with Blue Note Jazz to present a Maltese Jazz artist at the Blue Note Jazz Festival for the first time ever.
Tuesday 2 July 2019
Another electoral pledge fulfilled: Three theatre spaces to benefit from funding for major restoration works
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.
Monday 24 June 2019
Elizabeth Grech participates in the UNESCO International Poetry Day organised by EUNIC in Rome
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
Wednesday 5 June 2019
Arts Council Malta in New York in partnership with New York’s Origin Theatre Co. presented Maltese playwright Andre Mangion’s “Raymond Fight Beck” in New York
Last week’s presentation of a Maltese play to an American audience was a first for Arts Council Malta in New York.
Tuesday 4 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
“Poems in the City” 2019 spreads love all over Warsaw
Throughout the month of April 2019, Maltese poet Glen Calleja, participated in a project organised by EUNIC Warsaw entitled: ‘Poems in the City’
Wednesday 29 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
Pavilion of Malta at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
Maleth / Haven / Port - Heterotopias of Evocation 11 May – 24 November 2019
Friday 10 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
Great Expectations for the Malta Pavilion in Venice. Malta in Christie’s Top 16 at the 2019 Venice Biennale
Malta in Christie’s Top 16 at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
Thursday 9 May 2019
28 fireworks factories benefit from a total of €140,000 to improve safety practices in pyrotechnics
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.
Monday 6 May 2019
Il-Premju għall-Arti 2019 winners announced
Richard England receives the Lifetime Achievement Award
Wednesday 17 April 2019
Presenting the Maltese Pavilion for the 58th edition of the Venice Art Biennale
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
Saturday 30 March 2019
Fund to focus on improving safety in firework factories launched for the second year running
The Malta Arts Council, which falls under the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government, has just launched the second edition of a fund for firework factories that work on a voluntary basis
Saturday 23 March 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
Maltese author Adrian Grima joins leading European voices at Literature Festival in New York
Celebrating cultural diversity and heritage while addressing the current challenges of globalization and migration
Friday 18 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
New Director Funding and Strategy appointed
Mary Ann Cauchi has been appointed Director Funding and Strategy at Arts Council Malta
Monday 19 November 2018
Young Maltese cultural innovators to participate in the Salzburg Global Forum 2018
This initiative is a partnership agreement between Arts Council Malta and the Salzburg Global Forum, amounting to a total of 30,000 dollars
Monday 15 October 2018
‘Deheb il-Karta’ – a television series that brings the past to life
A television series will bring to life some of the memories stored in the National Library, including forgotten tales of murder and embezzlement
Thursday 6 September 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
Announcement of new rules and regulations relating to outdoor events
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
Monday 2 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
Arts Council Malta's Annual Report for 2017 is published
Arts Council Malta’s Annual Report for 2017 is currently available for viewing and download from www.artscouncilmalta.org
Wednesday 20 June 2018
27 fireworks factories benefit from a new fund to improve safety practices
A total of 27 fireworks factories received €5,000 each to improve their safety practices thanks to a new fund which offers financial support to Maltese fireworks factories working on a voluntary basis
Monday 11 June 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
Festivals Malta is launched – Strengthening the cultural experience to unprecedented levels
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  
Tuesday 5 December 2017
10 young artists selected for new development programme
10 young artists have been selected to participate in a new development programme that inspires and supports the development of young artists.
Friday 3 November 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
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
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
Cultural Participation Survey 2016: Increased cultural participation and a growing cultural market in Malta
91% of Maltese adult population participated in a cultural activity according to new statistics on cultural participation in 2016 released by Arts Council Malta
Wednesday 21 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
Arts Council Malta's Annual Report for 2016 is published
Arts Council Malta’s Annual Report for 2016 is currently available for viewing and download from www.artscouncilmalta.org
Tuesday 4 April 2017
The results for the National Cribs Competition are out!
The National Cribs Competition is organised by Festivals Malta within Arts Council Malta
Wednesday 11 January 2017
Launch of the Cultural Programme of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU: rEUnion
Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Dr Ian Borg, launched the official cultural programme of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, themed rEUnion
Tuesday 20 December 2016
ACM awards two prizes for translation to National Book Prize winners
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
Friday 2 December 2016
Arts Council Malta welcomes increased culture budget
Arts Council Malta welcomes the increased investment in the cultural and creative sectors announced in the 2017 National Budget
Friday 18 November 2016
Cinema admissions go up by almost 8% in 2015
2015 saw a 7.8% increase in cinema admissions, when compared to the previous year, according to new statistics released by the NSO
Monday 5 September 2016
Arts Council Malta in New York elected a full member of the EUNIC New York cluster
Arts Council Malta in New York has been recently elected a full member of the EUNIC New York cluster during the EUNIC NY cluster 44th meeting.
Thursday 9 June 2016
Curatorial team for the Malta Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2017 announced
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.
Monday 23 May 2016
Arts Council Malta strategy: 53 out of 70 actions in progress
Less than six months since the launch of Arts Council Malta’s five-year strategy for the cultural and creative sectors, 53 out of the 70 listed actions are already being implemented.
Friday 6 May 2016
Live Q & A: Legal issues in the Arts
Join our legal officer on 5 May from noon to 2pm for a live Q & A session focusing on legal issues in the arts
Wednesday 6 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
Information session for businesses interested in supporting the arts
During Budget 2016, Government announced a new measure to encourage further partnerships between Malta’s business community and the cultural sector.
Friday 18 March 2016
Arts Council Malta supports new evening diploma in Maltese Literature
Arts Council Malta and Banif Bank offer financial support to students who perform well in the course.
Wednesday 9 March 2016
Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU edition of the Malta Showcase launched
Arts Council Malta to be entrusted with the cultural programming of Malta’s EU Presidency
Friday 5 February 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