The aim of the KulturaTV Fund is to incentivise the development of difficult audio-visual productions having a cultural and creative content on private broadcasting stations, which are free-to-air, in order to enhance the quality of audio-visual productions in Malta on arts and culture.
The scheme will be limited to the following productions that meet the eligible cultural criteria: drama, creative TV documentaries, and culture programmes.
Through this funding scheme, Arts Council Malta aims to support the creation of innovative and culturally significant storytelling relevant to contemporary media audiences, with a specific focus on the creative sector in the Maltese islands.
The scheme targets eligible productions on private television stations that require investment to develop works that often lack access to private funding. The scheme provides an incentive to independent audio-visual companies and private stations to produce quality-driven cultural audiovisual productions and will include mentoring by a designated foreign mentor appointed by Arts Council Malta.
The scheme aims to support ambitious audio-visual creations and to encourage the production of original drama, innovative creative documentaries, and culture programmes that include in-depth coverage of the culture and arts scene and behind-the-scenes interviews. Due consideration will be given to proposals focusing on relevant developments in the national cultural landscape, such as public cultural organisations, national festivals, and Arts Council Malta partners.
Who can apply?
Private stations which are free-to-air and licenced by the Malta Broadcasting Authority;
Audio-visual companies that are registered with the Malta Business Registry, in accordance with the Companies Act (CAP 386 of the Laws of Malta) requirements in the case of a company or a partnership, and in accordance with the Civil Code (CAP 16 of the Laws of Malta) in the case of a foundation and an organisation/association.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday 27 July 2022 at noon. Late application cannot be accepted.
Applicants are required to register a new profile as from January 2021.