The Grant aims to increase the visibility of Maltese creative writing on international platforms.

The programme

The aims of the grant are: „

  • To increase the visibility of Maltese creative writing on international platforms. „
  • To help creative writing in the Maltese language access international markets and audiences.

 The fund may cover 100% of translators' and revisors' fees as well as subtitling and surtitling.

Who can apply?

Malta based individuals or Maltese registered or international publishers, or legally recognised organisations.

The grants address the translation of the following types of original creative writing from Maltese to any other language: 

Literature (fiction, poetry, drama, biographies, reference books focusing on culture and the arts and graphic novels) „

Surtitling and supertitling „ TV drama scripts, film scripts, animation scripts, creative documentaries written and/or produced by a Malta based audiovisual company and/or Maltese broadcaster and subtitling. The work needs to have already been broadcast. The original work needs to have been already completed and published/presented.

Selection criteria

Criterion 1 : The quality of the project proposed „

Criterion 2 : International engagement„

Criterion 3 : The professional and financial management of the project

After you apply

Each project may be allocated a maximum of EUR 5,000. The amount may cover 100% of eligible expenses.

This fund is competitive and will be evaluated according to established criteria.

Proposals will first be screened in terms of eligibility. Proposals which are not eligible in terms of the procedure stipulated by these guidelines will not be processed further and will not undergo evaluation.

After you submit your application form at Arts Council Malta, an independent evaluation board will evaluate your project. On the day indicated, you will receive your result notification from Arts Council Malta.