Creative Communities support is built around three basic considerations:

  • Culture and diversity are inherent strengths of our communities
  • The right to culture is a right of every human being
  • Engaged dialogical expression is a win-win opportunity for both seasoned artists and communities.

In this regard, Creative Communities invests in sustainable community-building, the realisation of the right to culture, and fostering creative expression – with an emphasis on the Participatory Creative Process: embracing and actively involving wider communities.

Support is offered for:

  • Training & Development in the fields of arts appreciation, creative expression, artistic development
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Innovation of cultural heritage (Please refer to Definitions section)
  • Development of creative expression projects built with communities. 

Who can apply?

The Grant is open to undertakings (for which assistance will be granted in line with the de minimis Regulation), as well as those applicants that do not carry out an economic activity within the meaning of Article 107 TFEU. Furthermore, applicants must qualify as one of the following:

  • Creative professionals/individual artists
  • Entities registered with the Malta Business Registry (including companies, partnerships, foundations and organisations/associations)
  • Groups, Collectives and Consortia
  • Registered Cooperatives
  • Voluntary Organisations.


The deadline to apply is Wednesday 15th September 2021 at noon. Late applications cannot be accepted.


Click here to download guidelines.

Click here to download application form template.

Applicants are required to register a new profile as from January 2021. 

To apply for this scheme click here.