Through this initiative, Arts Council Malta aims to create partnerships with a number of voluntary organisations in Malta focusing on—and active in—the cultural and creative sectors. The organisations will collaborate with Arts Council Malta to fulfil its vision, “we want the arts to be at the heart of Malta’s future” and to achieve its mission, “driven by our commitment to cultural rights, we invest in the arts to strengthen Malta’s creative and cultural ecology”.

The programme is intended to provide stable support for organisations to plan ahead, grow, develop, and deliver ACM’s strategic goals primarily addressing creative professionals and communities, particularly to:

1. Invest in and foster diverse artistic and cultural expression;
2. Support and promote the conditions in which Malta’s cultural and creative sectors can flourish;
3. Advocate and provide for community-led opportunities to engage in arts and culture;
4. Strengthen Malta’s international cultural relations to continue developing international artistic exchanges and collaborations;
5. Nurture cross-sectoral collaborations that contribute to Malta’s sustainable development;
6. Enable cultural partners, including Public Cultural Organisations, to build and strengthen organisational capacity.

The Programme is composed of two strands:

Strand 1 ‘Investing in Organisational Development’ that will address the professional development of new skills for cultural professionals and enhance conditions for such organisations to excel through sustainable models of management (kindly refer to the guidelines and regulations for Strand 1). 

Strand 2 ‘Investing in Regular Festivals, Programmes, and Events’ that will address artists’ development and the quality of artistic work (kindly refer to the guidelines and regulations for Strand 2). 

Who can apply?

The Investment in Cultural Organisations - Malta is open for Voluntary Organisations enrolled with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations and that have a registered address in Malta.


The deadline to apply is Tuesday 18th October 2022 at noon. Late application cannot be accepted.


Click here to download guidelines for Strand 1 and click here to download application form template Strand 1. 

Click here to download guidelines for Strand 2 and click here to download application form template Strand 2.

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

Apply here