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Art Council Malta announces Travel Grants for Artists and Cultural Operators

Art Council Malta announces Travel Grants for Artists and Cultural Operators


Deadline: 17 April 2020

Art Council Malta is currently seeking applications for Travel Grants under its Cultural Export Fund.

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Travel Grants aim to support the mobility of artists and cultural operators to showcase and to expose their works to international audiences and to receive international feedback, to explore,to develop skills, to build networks, and to engage in international collaborations.

What will Travel Grants Support?

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The Grant will support 100% of the costs to implement the mobility project. These may include any of the following:

Travel (Economy class);
Standard accommodation;
Participation fees (for festivals, conferences, fairs, showcases, networking sessions, or residencies);
Insurance and Visa;
Funding Information

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Maximum grant €2,000;
Session budget €15,000;
An additional EUR 1,000 may be allocated for travel support and assistance to disabled artists;
Each application will be assessed individually on the basis of the criteria of the Grant;
The budget must also include amounts relating to secured, unsecured and other planned revenues derived through cultural mobility. The unsecured amount requested from the fund must be quantified and allocated as the ‘Amount Requested’ from the fund. You may request up to 100% of the costs related to your mobility project.
Eligibility Criteria

Outgoing mobility covering one or more of the following:
Participation in festivals, exhibitions, showcases, networkingsessions, films, conferences and fairs;
Artists’/writers’/ performers’residencies;
Meetings with international agents, producers, curator;
Publishers, artistic directors or festival managers;
Partner search for exchanges and collaboration;
Artistic mobility of up to a maximum of eight (8)months.
Eligible Costs

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100% of eligible costs not exceeding EUR 1,850. Eligible costs are:
Travel (Economy class);
Standard accommodation;
Participation fees (for festivals, conferences, exhibitions or networking sessions);
Insurance and Visa;

Mobility for children and youths under the age of 18;
Job shadowing, mentoring, training courses and master classes;
Mobility which is not directly related to the arts;
Mobility of a self-sustainable nature;
Per diems;
Mobility costs for chaperones;
Incoming mobility;
Mobility around the Maltese archipelago;
Student projects which form part of their studies;
Mobility expenses already covered by public cultural organisations, or another public funding programme managed or co-managed by Arts Council Malta or other public agency, government department or Ministry;
Mobility which has already started;
Mobility which would have already taken place before the result is notified to applicants;
Artistic fees;
Retrospective costs, excluding travel tickets and those costsincurred to confirm participation in a mobility-related activity before the date of communication of results;
Incomplete applications as explained under Mandatory Documentation.
What are the Criteria of the Grant?

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Each eligible application is assessed against the following evaluation criteria:

The artistic merit of the mobility project, the artistic relevance of the programme or opportunity, and the opportunity for development;
The international engagement;
The professional and financial management of the mobility project.
How to Apply

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Applicants can submit more than one application under the same call, however only one of the applications can be funded per session.

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

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