This scheme will help support and maintain Malta’s creative and cultural ecology by enabling artists and cultural operators (whether they are organisations, collectives or freelance collaborations) to:

1. Restart their programming and production activity however possible 2. Operate in a sustainable manner even if circumstances require postponing the reopening of certain activities to the public.

Applicants will need to provide a proposed programme of activities that may include events, productions, performances, exhibitions, festivals, training and development initiatives in order to make the case for their costs. The scheme will allow for more financial and strategic flexibility, security, collaborations, innovative audience engagement, skills development and logistical service acquisition while minimizing risk of unexpected losses that occur due to unexpected restrictions related to public health or related matters. Cultural operators- whether they operate on a small, medium or large scale, - would be able to plan ahead in their programming while adapting to the new realities and taking into account the uncertainties in a strategic and financially feasible manner. Health and safety measures are to be given utmost importance, keeping in mind that these are contingent upon the situation in the respective periods. 

This scheme will also enable compensation for any ticketed events forming part of the proposed programme which would have to operate below full seating capacity due to public health restrictions. The compensation will be equal to the difference between the projected ticket sales in circumstances without public health restrictions and the projected ticket sales with the current public health restrictions (which may vary over time). This will be calculated with a capping of €15 per ticket for each ticketed event.

Who can apply?

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


The deadline to apply is Thursday 3rd June 2021 at noon. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Click here to download guidelines and click here to download application form template. 

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

Apply here

To access past applications submitted until December 2020 you need to login on