We believe that creative and cultural development should be a core component of education.

Through our Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry responsible for Education we are committed to advocating the inclusion of a broader spectrum of arts education across all schools in Malta and Gozo. Increased cultural participation in the next decade depends on increased levels of interest to participate in the arts from the early years of childhood. We also want to increase cultural participation amongst young audiences because we firmly believe that artistic experiences enhance knowledge and develop stronger values in tolerance and empathy.

Our training strategy for the next five years focuses on partnerships with a number of national and international organisations with the aim of supporting training initiatives that focus on identified needs in artistic practice and cultural entrepreneurship. We also believe that the professionalisation of the sector requires specialised training in cultural management and cultural leadership. We plan to deliver this through investment in regular training programmes and through the establishment of a funding programme that will provide opportunities to artists and arts educators alike in continuous professional development.

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