Published on Friday 3 April 2020

Arts Council Malta within the Ministry for National Heritage, Arts and Local Government recognise that COVID-19 is having a significant impact on creative and cultural practitioners, groups, organisations, the audiences and society at large.

To this extent, funds amounting to €75,000 have been redirected towards a Special Call of the Malta Arts Fund in order to invest in projects which address with immediacy and on a long-term basis, the cultural and creative sector impacted by this situation. This fund will be managed by Arts Council Malta. The long-standing Malta Arts Fund is now open with tailored guidelines specially for this Call. For the coming 3 weeks, Arts Council Malta will be receiving project proposals which fall under artistic development and production, community-based initiatives; cultural and creative sector support; training or education development; international exchange and collaboration; artistic research. One of the priorities within the Call is the importance to follow the COVID-19 government directives on social distancing when responding to this criterion. Individuals, groups, companies or organisations are encouraged, but not obliged to tackle themes such as Borders, Confinement or Isolation; applicants are also encouraged to adopt New Media and Digital Technologies in order to implement their projects.

Guidelines are available here. An online application will be available as from Monday 6th April 2020. The deadline to apply is Thursday 23rd April 2020 at noon.

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