“I am safely home in Cape Town, and brimming with ideas and inspiration after the time spent in your very sunny and beautiful part of the world!... It was an exceptional experience, which will live in my memory for a long time.”- Yvette Hardie, Director of ASSITEJ South Africa, International Association for Theatre for Children and Young People.
Earlier this year, Maltese performers were given the opportunity to showcase their work before 13 international festival producers as well as artistic directors and programmers of future European Capitals of Culture. This was possible thanks to the Malta Showcase, a joint initiative between the Valletta 2018 Foundation, Arts Council Malta, Spazju Kreattiv and the ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children & Young People.
Hailing from South Africa, Canada, Australia, the UK and various countries across Europe, the international festival producers viewed 11 shows for children and young audiences performed by Maltese artists during the Malta Showcase 2015. The event was held across various spaces at Spazju Kreattiv, at the Splendid in Strait Street, the City Theatre, Teatru Manoel, primary schools and in the streets of Valletta.
The Malta Showcase is a curated portfolio, which is available to tour internationally. It is distributed among various international programmers interested in incorporating Maltese talent in international festivals, theatres, exhibitions and cultural organisations. As from next year, it will also include visual arts and photography, and the shows may be programmed during Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2017. For more information visit: www.maltashowcase.com