Għanafest 2017
This year’s edition of Għanafest was launched by Arts Council Malta following the traditional San Girgor mass in Żejtun, just before a group of għannejja and musicians made their way to Marsaxlokk on animal-drawn carts.
Thursday 20 April 2017
Jum San Girgor – 19th April 2017
Deeply rooted in Malta's history, the feast of San Girgor has been a popular traditional event since the 1500s.
Wednesday 19 April 2017
Preparations for the Malta Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2017 well underway
There’s a parachute fragment; a piece of cloth with a prayer by private soldier; an ex-voto of a ferilla in a storm – as well as contemporary artworks by 13 leading Maltese artists
Tuesday 18 April 2017
Arts Council Malta's Annual Report for 2016 is published
Arts Council Malta’s Annual Report for 2016 is currently available for viewing and download from www.artscouncilmalta.org
Tuesday 4 April 2017
First ever audit of theatre spaces in Malta and Gozo published
Ninety per cent of theatre spaces are located outside Valletta, according to the first ever audit of theatre spaces in Malta and Gozo, which was officially launched earlier today
Friday 24 March 2017
Culture Pass - Call for expression of interest 2017
Call for expression of interest for events of a cultural and/or artistic nature targeting secondary school students to be held during Scholastic year 2017 - 2018
Tuesday 21 March 2017
Viva t-Teatru: World Theatre Day 2017
Since 1962, World Theatre Day, set by the International Theatre Institute, has been celebrated by theatre professionals, theatre organisations, theatre universities and theatre lovers all over the world on the 27th of March
Tuesday 14 March 2017
New training and development grants for creative professionals
Arts Council Malta has launched a new programme to support professional development and training in the cultural and creative sectors
Monday 13 March 2017
First edition of the Malta World Music Festival to take place this May
Festivals Malta announced the launch of the Malta World Music Festival (MWMF), with its first edition being held on the 19th and 20th May at Fort St Elmo, Valletta
Wednesday 8 March 2017
Launch of Rock’n Malta
Festivals Malta has announced a new cultural initiative to add to its already busy calendar
Wednesday 8 March 2017
Culture Pass for all secondary school students
A total of 10,000 students have already confirmed their participation in the new Culture Pass programme, which was launched officially earlier today
Wednesday 1 March 2017
Arts Council Malta reveals artists for 'Homo Melitensis: An Incomplete Inventory in 19 Chapters'
The names of the artists chosen to show in the Malta National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017 have been announced
Tuesday 28 February 2017
Project Development Workshop for Band Clubs
ACM will be organising a Project Development Workshop specifically dedicated to band clubs on Saturday 11th March between 09:00 and 15:00 at Tal-Virtu’ Seminary in Rabat
Friday 24 February 2017
40 donations to culture by businesses in 2016
A total of €138,412 were donated to cultural organisations in the first 12 months since the introduction of the 150% tax deduction scheme last year
Wednesday 22 February 2017
Competition for the best Carnival costume 2017 is now open!
Arts Council Malta is announcing the national competition for the best Carnival costume, which is happening on Tuesday 28 February 2017 noon in Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta
Tuesday 21 February 2017
Carnival 2017: a step away from making the Carnival Project a dream come true
The programme for the Carnival celebrations was announced today during a press conference at Pjazza Teatru Rjal
Wednesday 15 February 2017
Uċuħ Ġodda, Kitba Ġdida – Premju Francis Ebejer
An evening of readings from the shortlisted scripts of the Premju Francis Ebejer will take place on 21 February at 6:30pm – 8:45pm at the Manoel Theatre Studio, Valletta
Wednesday 8 February 2017
Mighty Box wins the competition of the Malta Digital Games Fund
J.A.R.M. (Just Another Recon Mission) by Mighty Box is the winner of the Malta Digital Games Fund final competition, Arts Council Malta has announced
Thursday 26 January 2017
World-renowned theatre group to host performance workshop for Notte Bianca 2017
Applications open for Notte Bianca 2017
Wednesday 11 January 2017
The results for the National Cribs Competition are out!
The National Cribs Competition is organised by Festivals Malta within Arts Council Malta
Wednesday 11 January 2017
150% Tax Deduction on Donations to Culture: Deadline for Applications 31st January 2017
Arts Council Malta would like to remind companies who gave donations to cultural organisations that the deadline to submit applications for this tax incentive is 31st January 2017, end of business
Friday 6 January 2017
Film Distribution Grants Programme
As part of the Government's strategy to aid and foster the local film industry and as part of Malta’s internationalisation strategy for the cultural and creative sectors, the Malta Film Commission (MFC) together with Arts Council Malta (ACM) is launching a match funding grant programme for Film Distribution. This funding programme will be administered by the Malta Film Commission.
Thursday 29 December 2016
Malta represented at the New Literature from Europe Festival in New York
Between Dec 7th and 10th, the Arts Council Malta in NY in association with the National Book Council (Malta) presented leading contemporary Maltese poet and novelist Immanuel Mifsud, winner of the European Union Prize for Literature (2011) and both the Malta National Award for Prose (2002, 2015) and for Poetry (2015), at the New Literature from Europe Festival in New York City
Friday 23 December 2016
The Christmas Programme 2016 is out!
Christmas 2016 activities at Castille Square organised by Festivals Malta within Arts Council Malta
Tuesday 20 December 2016
The President’s New Year’s Concert
On 31st December, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will ring in the New Year in style with a performance of operatic arias and rousing orchestral music in a very special New Year’s Concert presented by Arts Council Malta and the Office of the President
Tuesday 20 December 2016
Launch of the Cultural Programme of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU: rEUnion
Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Dr Ian Borg, launched the official cultural programme of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, themed rEUnion
Tuesday 20 December 2016
Clay modelling workshops for children from families disrupted by illness
The Karl Vella Foundation provides educational and psychological support to children in families where a parents or a sibling is dealing with an illness
Friday 16 December 2016
The list of participants at the National Cribs Competition 2016 is now out
This year the competition has six categories: mechanical crib, static large crib; biblical and other styles, small crib, medium crib and original crib
Friday 16 December 2016
Sean Buhagiar appointed as the first artistic director of Teatru Malta
Sean Buhagiar was announced as the first artistic director of Teatru Malta, the new project for theatre in Malta
Thursday 15 December 2016
ACM awards two prizes for translation to National Book Prize winners
Alex Vella Gera, who won the novel category with Trojan and Trevor Zahra, winner of the short story category with Vespri, will each receive a maximum grant of EUR 5000 for the translation of their award-winning work
Friday 2 December 2016
THIS IS ABILITY arts platform
THIS IS ABILITY is a mini festival celebrating the work of local and European disabled artists
Friday 2 December 2016
National Cribs Competition 2016
The call for applications for the Christmas Crib Competition organised by Arts Council Malta is now open
Friday 25 November 2016
The New Literature from Europe Festival in New York
NYC’s Largest Literature in Translation Celebration December 7-10, 2016
Tuesday 22 November 2016
Arts Council Malta welcomes increased culture budget
Arts Council Malta welcomes the increased investment in the cultural and creative sectors announced in the 2017 National Budget
Friday 18 November 2016
Reviewing the Arts: A Conversation between Critics and Artists
A public talk on 'Reviewing the Arts: A Conversation between Critics and Artists' will be delivered by UK theatre critic Mark Fisher in the first week of December.
Monday 14 November 2016
Info session for start-ups in the Creative and Cultural Sectors - 2nd December 2016
Join us for a series of information sessions focusing specifically on start-ups that are registered as self employed and/or partnerships
Thursday 10 November 2016
7th World Summit on Arts and Culture brings arts leaders together
The Summit brought together over 380 delegates from nearly 90 countries to debate new approaches to cultural leadership
Wednesday 9 November 2016
Immanuel Mifsud at the New Literature From Europe Festival in New York this December
Leading contemporary Maltese poet and fiction writer Immanuel Mifsud, winner of the European Union Prize for Literature (2011) and winner of the Malta National Literary Award, will be participating in the New Literature From Europe Festival in New York happening from 7th till 10th December 2016.
Thursday 3 November 2016
10 social and community projects selected for the Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività 2016
An artistic project involving a group of survivors of domestic violence and their children. Young and elderly people collaborating through a photographic project. A project involving teenagers from the Grand Harbour area who tell their stories through film
Tuesday 11 October 2016
ACM and Valletta 2018 welcome ERDF Fund Announcement
Arts Council Malta and the Valletta 2018 Foundation welcome the announcement that EUR50 million in ERDF funding (European Regional Development Fund) have been allocated for the development of cultural projects and the restoration of heritage sites
Tuesday 11 October 2016
'Viva Arte Viva' is the title of the 57th Biennale di Venezia in 2017
The title was announced by Christine Macel during a meeting held on 22 September 2016 at Palazzo Ca Giustiniani, the headquarters of the Biennale di Venezia
Tuesday 4 October 2016
Notte Bianca 1st October 2016 - Another success story
Valletta’s favourite Saturday happened with a bang this year. 100 events. Over 1,000 creative participants. More than 70,000 visitors experienced the largest cultural event in Valletta. This year’s Notte Bianca returned bigger and better than ever
Tuesday 4 October 2016
Notte Bianca 2016 - logistical information
“While the focus of Notte Bianca is its artistic and cultural events, the success of an event on this scale is also dependent on the practical logistics,” explained Artistic Director Sean Buhagiar. “
Thursday 29 September 2016
Information session: Translation Grant - 30 September 2016
An information session will take place on Friday 30 September at 18:00 at the Faculty of Arts Library, Old Humanities Building, University of Malta.
Tuesday 27 September 2016
Notte Bianca 2016 - Valletta will be buzzing with activity like never before!
On Saturday 1st October, Valletta's streets and venues will come alive with a varied programme of innovative arts and entertainment
Friday 23 September 2016
Meet the Journalists - 3 October 2016 at Fort St Elmo
A networking session for culture journalists and editors to get together with artists and creative practitioners
Thursday 22 September 2016
Cinema admissions go up by almost 8% in 2015
2015 saw a 7.8% increase in cinema admissions, when compared to the previous year, according to new statistics released by the NSO
Monday 5 September 2016
Teatru Malta launched - Arts Council Malta issues call for artistic director
Teatru Malta, the new project for theatre in Malta, was launched by Culture Minister Owen Bonnici and Arts Council Malta executive chair Albert Marshall during a press conference held earlier today.
Monday 29 August 2016
Arts Council Malta in New York joins Photoville’s curatorial partners
This year Arts Council Malta in New York has joined Photoville’s curatorial partners, presenting Ritty Tacsum’s photographic narrative titled 'Two Islands'
Wednesday 17 August 2016
Summer Carnival - parade along the Marsascala promenade
For the first time in four years, this year's festivities will include the introduction of a carnival parade along the Marsascala promenade on Sunday 21st from 19:00 onwards
Wednesday 10 August 2016
Three Palaces Festival programme announced
“Festivals are about connecting all of us who love music and art. Live performances are exchanges between artists and audiences that help us share vital and essential emotional experiences.” - Peter Manning, Artistic Director
Wednesday 27 July 2016
Culture Pass - Call for artistic and cultural events targeting secondary school students
As from January 2017, every secondary school student in Malta and Gozo will experience a minimum of one artistic production a year produced by creative professionals and presented through a curated programme.
Monday 25 July 2016
Arts Council Malta announces new strategic three-year partnerships
11 organisations and festivals active in the cultural and creative sectors have been selected to become Arts Council Malta’s strategic partners during the years 2017-19.
Tuesday 12 July 2016
Malta Jazz Festival 2016
Last preparations are underway for the Malta Jazz Festival, which will be running from 21 till 23 July and will feature some of the top-notch world artists such as Snarky Puppy, Omer Vital and Marcus Roberts.
Monday 11 July 2016
New arts fund to encourage long-term international collaboration
Artists looking to create an ambitious artistic project with an international partner over the next three years will also get the opportunity to feature in the Valletta 2018 programme after a new fund was launched yesterday.
Friday 8 July 2016
Malta International Arts Festival 2016 kicks off tomorrow
Malta International Arts Festival kick offs tomorrow at 9pm with two performances.
Thursday 7 July 2016
Arts Council Malta launches revamped Malta Digital Games Fund
The Malta Digital Games Fund (MDGF) - which aims to encourage the creation of digital games by small companies and groups of individuals based in Malta – has been relaunched in a new programme by Arts Council Malta.
Tuesday 21 June 2016
President’s Award for Creativity 2016 launched
The 2016 edition of the President’s Award for Creativity – a fund with a strong social and community emphasis – was launched earlier today.
Wednesday 15 June 2016
Arts Council Malta in New York elected a full member of the EUNIC New York cluster
Arts Council Malta in New York has been recently elected a full member of the EUNIC New York cluster during the EUNIC NY cluster 44th meeting.
Thursday 9 June 2016
Arts Council Malta will be launching the Malta Digital Games Fund
Arts Council Malta will be launching the Malta Digital Games Fund, and an information session will take place on Monday 13th June at 18:30 at the TAKEOFF Business Incubator, Dar Guzeppi Zahra, University of Malta.
Wednesday 8 June 2016
Information sessions - Funding programmes
Arts Council Malta, in collaboration with The Parliament Secretary for Local Government and Valletta 2018 Foundation, will be organising information sessions for the five regions of the Maltese Islands about the portfolio of funds administered by Arts Council Malta.
Friday 27 May 2016
Curatorial team for the Malta Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2017 announced
Arts Council Malta has announced that Raphael Vella and Bettina Hutschek will be the two artist-curators for the Malta Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia to be held between 13th May and 26th November 2017.
Monday 23 May 2016
Final two events for the MIAF 2016 announced, early bird tickets are now on sale
The final two events for the Malta International Arts Festival 2016 have been announced, early bird tickets are now on sale.
Monday 16 May 2016
Uriah Heep live in Malta
29 July will be a day of celebration for all Maltese rock fans. The legendary classic rock band Uriah Heep will perform live at Ta’ Liesse, Grand Harbour, Valletta.
Monday 16 May 2016
Arts Council Malta strategy: 53 out of 70 actions in progress
Less than six months since the launch of Arts Council Malta’s five-year strategy for the cultural and creative sectors, 53 out of the 70 listed actions are already being implemented.
Friday 6 May 2016
Dance, acrobatics and music at this year's MIAF
Dance, acrobatics and music make up this week’s events for the Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF), organised by Arts Council Malta, taking place this July.
Tuesday 3 May 2016
BalletBoyz at this year's Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF)
A performance by BalletBoyz is the highlight of this week’s events announced by Arts Council Malta as part of the Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF).
Monday 25 April 2016
More events at this year's Malta International Arts Festival
Arts Council Malta announced two more events for this year’s Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF), which will be taking place between the 8th and 18th July in various locations.
Thursday 21 April 2016
The Malta Jazz Festival 2016
The Malta Jazz Festival, which is one of the longest running and highly-acclaimed festivals organised by Arts Council Malta, is back with a new format under the artistic direction of Sandro Zerafa.
Thursday 21 April 2016
Contemporary dance and music at the Malta International Arts Festival 2016
Contemporary dance and music make up the two events launched by Arts Council Malta, as part of the Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF) launched last week.
Thursday 21 April 2016
Malta International Arts Festival 2016
The 11th edition of the Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF), which will be taking place from the 8th to the 18th July, was launched by the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Hon. Dr Owen Bonnici and Arts Council Malta.
Thursday 21 April 2016
Għanafest: World Music Festival 2016
The sound of French troubadour music, eclectic Estonian music and atmospheric Tuareg arrangements will be part of Għanafest’s programme for this year at Argotti Gardens, under the new artistic direction of Renzo Spiteri.
Thursday 21 April 2016
Live Q & A: Legal issues in the Arts
Join our legal officer on 5 May from noon to 2pm for a live Q & A session focusing on legal issues in the arts
Wednesday 6 April 2016
Launch of Gozo Cultural Support Programme
Gozo’s cultural calendar is set to receive a boost thanks to a new initiative which aims to support the professionalisation and development of four leading artistic organisations.
Tuesday 5 April 2016
150% tax deduction on donations to culture
A new scheme encouraging further partnerships between Malta’s business community and the cultural sector was launched today.
Wednesday 30 March 2016
Call for Proposals for the Cultural Partnership Agreement currently open
Following the launch of Strategy2020, Arts Council Malta has launched a call for proposals for the Cultural Partnership Agreement (CPA).
Thursday 24 March 2016
Workshop on pitching - KulturaTV
Arts Council Malta, in collaboration with the NISI MASA European Network of Young Cinema, is organising a workshop for all prospective applicants of the KulturaTV fund.
Thursday 24 March 2016
40th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival Kanzunetta Maltija
L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival Kanzunetta Maltija which, this year, will be held on the 7th and 9th July, is the result of a collective effort meant to highlight the importance of songs in the Maltese language.
Monday 21 March 2016
The Young Audience Film Day is back!
Already in its fifth edition, the Young Audience Film Day and accompanying Young Audience Award will be held on May 8, 2016.
Monday 21 March 2016
Results for the Project Support Grant of the Malta Arts Fund announced
The five projects funded under the first call of the Project Support Grant (Malta Arts Fund) in 2016.
Friday 18 March 2016
Information session for businesses interested in supporting the arts
During Budget 2016, Government announced a new measure to encourage further partnerships between Malta’s business community and the cultural sector.
Friday 18 March 2016
Launch of the Research Support Grant
Arts Council Malta has just launched the Research Support Grant, one of the strands of the newly-redesigned Malta Arts Fund.
Thursday 17 March 2016
Arts Council Malta supports new evening diploma in Maltese Literature
Arts Council Malta and Banif Bank offer financial support to students who perform well in the course.
Wednesday 9 March 2016
Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU edition of the Malta Showcase launched
Arts Council Malta to be entrusted with the cultural programming of Malta’s EU Presidency
Friday 5 February 2016
Carnival 2016
Carnival activities this year, will not be limited to Valletta but will also be organised in other towns and villages.
Thursday 28 January 2016
Webinar 3: Legal Issues in the Arts
Would you like to know more about legal issues in the arts and culture both locally and abroad?
Thursday 28 January 2016
Application for bursaries - 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture
The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies and Arts Council Malta are pleased to advise that some assistance will be available to enable delegates from developing countries to attend the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture being held in Malta from 18 to 21 October 2016.
Tuesday 26 January 2016
ACMLab - Crowdfunding the Arts
Do you want to know more about Malta’s first crowd-funding platform? Are you interested in applying for the Malta Arts Fund? Do you want to know more about how we are collaborating with ZAAR?
Friday 15 January 2016
Malta Arts Fund: Project Development Workshop
Do you have an idea for an artistic project to be presented for the Malta Arts Fund?
Monday 28 December 2015
Arts Council Malta launches its five-year strategy
A strategy which aims to place the arts and creativity at the heart of Malta's future was launched by Arts Council Malta (ACM) last December.
Thursday 17 December 2015
World Summit on Arts and Culture in Malta
The 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture is being held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta between October 18 and October 21, 2016.
Sunday 13 December 2015
Proposing a way forward for the arts
Arts Council Malta will be holding its first national conference, highlighting the strategic focus of the Council for the next five years.
Thursday 3 December 2015
National Christmas Crib Competition 2015
The call for applications for the Christmas Crib Competition organised by Arts Council Malta is now open.
Thursday 3 December 2015