The Young Talent supports the development and exposure of young Maltese or Malta based artists who are active in the cultural and creative sectors. The fund supports short term training opportunities which enhance, but do not substitute or subsidise, the students’ current formation programme. The grant also supports the participation of young creatives in international platforms; including but are not limited to festivals, competitions, exhibitions and/or performances. The programme is open to all young creatives, including those active in the following fields; backstage, audio-visuals, set design, marketing, management, performing arts and visual arts.
The objectives of this grant are:
The grant is open to individual artists; Groups, Collectives and Consortia; Voluntary Organisations; Registered Cooperatives; Entities registered with the Malta Business Registry (including companies, partnerships, foundations and organisations/associations).
The deadline to apply is Tuesday 15th June 2021 at noon. Late applications cannot be accepted.
Applicants are required to register a new profile as from January 2021.
To access past applications submitted until December 2020 you need to login on https://www.artscouncilmalta.org/login.
Reference Number: YTF02-21-014
Applicant: Martina Galea Loffreda
Project Title: Training with Stagebox Edinburgh Elite Team
Allocated funds (EUR): €1,785
Stagebox is a UK based award-winning training programme in theatre, television and film giving aspiring performers a real experience of what it's like to step into the shoes of professional performers in training. The intensive training not only helps Stagebox members develop their craft but also build industry connections and gain unrivalled opportunities. Access to the team is strictly by audition, chosen candidates receive 4 weeks of full-time intensive training in musical theatre as well as acting for film and tv during their school holidays. They get to train with an incredible lineup of leading coaches/artists in the industry who have worked with the casts of West End shows like Wicked, Hamilton, Jamie, Come from Away, Waitress,Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and more.
Reference Number: YTF10-21-069
Applicant: Destiny Casa
Project Title: PNSD Spring Intensive 2021
Allocated funds (EUR): €1,729
Europa in Danza offers two days full of masterclasses with directors of exquisite schools in Europe. This event is held once a year, where hundreds of dancers from around Europe gather to learn from some of the best teachers, in the hope of getting noticed and offered an invitation to their school. The Pole Nationale Superieur de Danse Rosella Hightower in Cannes is one of the world's most well-known dance schools. It offers international workshops to students which include ballet and contemporary training. Destiny will be attending their spring intensive. It is a unique opportunity to work with world famous teachers and train alongside talented dancers for a week full-time. During the course, promising dancers will also have the opportunity to audition for the full-time professional training program.
Reference Number: YTF14-21-096
Applicant: Julian Bondin
Project Title: Ħlas
Allocated funds (EUR): €1,310
Julian Bondin will partake in a one-to-one mentoring course offered by Mr. Malcolm Galea, a distinguished individual in Maltese Television & Theatre. The aim of the project is to develop an idea for a Maltese Television Series and eventually pitch it to a Maltese TV Station or Production House.
Reference Number: YTF15-21-103
Applicant: Claudia Santamaria Soriano
Project Title: Vaganova Academy Summer Intensive 2021
Allocated funds (EUR): €2,000
Claudia has been selected for the professional program at Vaganova Academy Summer Intensive 2021, one of the most prestigious Summer Intensive Courses. The Official Course of the Vaganova Academy is designed to develop the full technical and artistic capacities of each student with intensive training with the best teachers from Vaganova, Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky and unique experiences with emblematic personalities from the ballet world, as well as galas at the end of each course. The organization also invites prestigious personalities and directors of schools and companies to view the classes and give real opportunities for the future students and artists.
Reference Number: YTF30-21-123
Applicant: Julia Gauci
Project Title: Central School of Ballet - August 2021
Allocated funds (EUR): €1,812
Julia has been selected for the Central School of Ballet Sumer Intensive (August 2021). The One-Week International Summer School courses attract talented dancers from around the globe. These specialist courses provide an immersive taste of life in full-time training at Central School of Ballet and are taught by tutors from Central’s Foundation and BA Undergraduate faculty.
Reference Number: YTF18-21-111
Applicant: Nicola Marie Cachia
Project Title: ABT Summer Intensive
Allocated funds (EUR): €500
Nicola Marie Cachia was selected to participate in the ABT’s Virtual Summer Intensive. Dancers participate in a minimum of three classes per day with ABT’s renowned faculty and enjoy a comprehensive curriculum that includes exposure to ABT artists, history and repertory. American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive has earned a reputation for being the most thorough and rewarding dance experience a student can have during the summer. Under the supervision of ABT’s Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and Artistic Director of Summer Intensives Kate Lydon, the program offers top quality teachers and master guest teachers that are dedicated to the learning process and growth of each individual student. The ABT Summer Intensive focuses on developing well-rounded dancers through exposure to a wide variety of disciplines with an emphasis on classical ballet technique and key elements of ABT’s National Training Curriculum.
Reference Number: YTF23-21-116
Applicant: Alexander Bartolo
Project Title: Royal Ballet School and American Ballet Theatre (online) Summer Intensive Courses
Allocated funds (EUR): €783
The Royal Ballet School Summer Intensives are a unique opportunity for young dancers to experience the highest levels of coaching from the School’s full-time staff and renowned international teachers. They also enable students to experience intensive dance training over an extended period of time, enabling them to determine their suitability for full-time vocational training. The project consists of a full 2 weeks of vocational intensive training for students within age brackets. This opportunity is of great importance to Alexander as it will provide him with the opportunity to be taught by renowned tutors from the ABT Faculty under the supervision of ABT’s Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and Artistic Director of Summer Intensives Kate Lydon and in turn may open up doors for furthering his dance studies.
Reference Number: YTF17-21-106
Applicant: Ella Pace
Project Title: Ella Pace - ABT Summer Intensive 2021
Allocated funds (EUR): €498
ABT: Young Dancer Summer Workshop provides the opportunity for serious young dancers to flourish in a professional yet nurturing environment. The outstanding faculty members of ABT will provide unparalleled instruction while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers. The Young Dancer Summer Workshop will focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique and educating younger dancers about related topics in the world of dance. In the Virtual Young Dancer Summer Workshop, students will begin each day with body conditioning class and will continue with a ballet technique class followed by character, jazz, modern, mime, and more. Workshops in injury prevention, dance history and meet the artist sessions with ABT Company Dancers will enhance the young dancer’s experience, providing a well-rounded education and facilitating future artistic development. The faculty consists of ABT alumni, current ABT Company Dancers, guest teachers, accomplished pianists, and ABT artistic staff including Kevin McKenzie, ABT Artistic Director, and Kate Lydon, Artistic Director of Summer Intensives. ABT’s teaching philosophy is to create dancers that are versatile rather than stylized, who are thus prepared to work with any company.
The Royal Ballet School’s Summer Intensives are a unique opportunity for young dancers to experience the highest levels of coaching from the School’s full-time staff and renowned international teachers. They also enable students to experience intensive dance training over an extended period of time, enabling them to determine their suitability for full-time vocational training.
Reference Number: YTF28-21-121
Applicant: Milly Bartolo
Project Title: Milly Bartolo - Royal Ballet School and American Ballet Theatre Online Summer Intensive Courses - 2021
Allocated funds (EUR): €783
The Royal Ballet School Summer Intensives are a unique opportunity for young dancers to experience the highest levels of coaching from the School’s full-time staff and renowned international teachers. They also enable students to experience intensive dance training over an extended period of time, enabling them to determine their suitability for full-time vocational training. The project consists of a full 2 weeks of vocational intensive training for students within age brackets. This opportunity is of great importance to Milly as it will provide her with the opportunity to be taught by renowned tutors from the ABT Faculty under the supervision of ABT’s Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and Artistic Director of Summer Intensives Kate Lydon and in turn may open up doors for furthering her dance studies.
Reference Number: YTF11-21-074
Applicant: Marianna Micallef
Project Title: Tring Park Performing Arts School , Summer Intensives
Allocated funds (EUR): €1,800
The Summer Musical Theatre, is an intensive week of dancing, singing and acting with Industry Professionals which are designed to give insights into how it feels to be part of a creative process, while developing their individual skills as a performer. This is followed by an equally intensive week of Dance training. This residential course offers an opportunity to work intensively on current skills and to experience a wide range of dance genres, taught by highly experienced industry professionals.
Reference Number: YTF24-21-117
Applicant: Sara Bianchi
Project Title: Versatility
Allocated funds (EUR): €2,000
The Company of Dance Arts is made up of versatile dancers who are the most senior dancers of the Academy of Dance Arts, one of the leading dance schools on the island. The Company dancers were selected following a rigorous audition process held last summer and have since been training on a daily basis. The company will be participating in four online workshops in classical ballet of 1.5 hours each delivered online by The Hammond School senior ballet teachers; four online workshops of 1.5 hours each in contemporary dance, delivered by The Hammond School contemporary teacher faculty; four in-studio workshops of 1.5 hours each in Flamenco by Deborah Falzon accompanied by a Spanish guitarist and four online workshops of 1.5 hours each in commercial delivered by Lindon Barr.