The Project Support Scheme is one of Arts Council Malta’s tools to provide stable support for creative and cultural individuals, groups and organisations to plan, grow, develop and deliver ACM’s strategic goals and ongoing strategy, primarily addressing creative professionals and communities, by:

  • Nurturing creative potential and supporting its development into professional activity by encouraging co-creation, collaboration and experimentation;
  • Investing in artistic excellence by encouraging levels of creative risk and experimentation, supporting quality projects as well as identifying talent and encouraging its development;
  • Providing more opportunities for people to engage in creativity, whilst connecting Malta to the international artistic community.

The scheme forms part of Arts Council Malta’s funding programmes which aim at investing in the development of quality-driven creative work which pushes the artists’ and the sector’s boundaries for more engaging creative experiences. The Project Support Scheme aims at supporting artists in taking creative risks to develop new work through research, experimentation and collaboration.

The scheme also supports exploratory projects that would allow creative professionals to experiment, test their work, collaborate and develop their ideas further. Applications submitted, may form part of the initial phase of a wider project / body of work, or can be self-contained, in order to provide creatives with time and space for excellent artistic concepts to develop in support of the creative process in any art form.

This scheme gives creative professionals support throughout the development and / or implementation phases and covers the time and resources needed for creative professionals and their collaborators to develop projects from their concepts.

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 Wednesday 23rd June 2021 at noon. Late applications cannot be accepted.

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

Corrigendum – retroactive costs (18th June 2021) 

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

Apply here

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