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Apply for Project Support Scheme in Malta

Apply for Project Support Scheme in Malta

Deadline: 23-Jun-21

The Arts Council Malta is inviting applications for the Project Support Scheme to provide stable support for creative and cultural individuals, groups and organisations to plan, grow, develop and deliver ACM’s strategic goals and ongoing strategy, primarily addressing creative professionals and communities, by:

Nurturing creative potential and supporting its development into professional activity by encouraging co-creation, collaboration and experimentation;
Investing in artistic excellence by encouraging levels of creative risk and experimentation, supporting quality projects as well as identifying talent and encouraging its development;
Providing more opportunities for people to engage in creativity, whilst connecting Malta to the international artistic community.
The scheme forms part of Arts Council Malta’s funding programmes which aim at investing in the development of quality-driven creative work which pushes the artists’ and the sector’s boundaries for more engaging creative experiences. The Project Support Scheme aims at supporting artists in taking creative risks to develop new work through research, experimentation and collaboration.

The scheme also supports exploratory projects that would allow creative professionals to experiment, test their work, collaborate and develop their ideas further. Applications submitted, may form part of the initial phase of a wider project / body of work, or can be self-contained, in order to provide creatives with time and space for excellent artistic concepts to develop in support of the creative process in any art form.
This scheme gives creative professionals support throughout the development and / or implementation phases and covers the time and resources needed for creative professionals and their collaborators to develop projects from their concepts.
Funding Information
Session budget: EUR 172,500
Maximum eligible amount per project: EUR 30,000
Maximum eligible timeframe to implement the project: 18 months.
Eligibility Criteria
This scheme supports projects aimed at boosting artistic development; nurturing experimentation and innovation; engaging, developing audiences as well as attracting new audiences, while creating experiences based on principles of excellence.
This scheme also encourages project proposals involving research and implementation phases. The scheme may focus on creative and / or practice-based artistic research, led by one or more creative professionals, leading to the development of a creative concept, as well as the development and production of an artistic project which has innovation, quality and artistic development as primary aims.
The Grant is open to undertakings (for which assistance will be granted in line with the de minimis Regulation), as well as those applicants that do not carry out an economic activity. Furthermore, applicants must qualify as one of the following:
Creative professionals/individual artists
Entities registered with the Malta Business Registry (including companies, partnerships, foundations and organisations/associations)
Groups, Collectives and Consortia
Registered Cooperatives
Voluntary Organisations.
For more information, visit https://www.artscouncilmalta.org/pages/funds-opportunities/restart-schemes-2021/project-support-scheme/

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