International Cultural Exchanges Scheme in Malta
The Arts Council Malta is seeking applications for the International Cultural Exchanges Scheme, focusing
specifically on the outgoing mobility of Maltese and Malta based artists over 18 years of age as well as their art works and cultural productions.
The objective of this scheme is to assist Malta based artists with the following:
To encourage international collaborations and exchanges with the aim of building bridges with the rest of the world so as to enable further understanding and gain trust with other people through culture.
To increase international accessibility and exposure, to tour their productions, to build networks and to experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context.
To promote cultural diversity and strengthen cultural relations worldwide
To showcase creative excellence to international cultural programmers, festival-makers,
operators and audiences at large and to sustain and develop professional work.
Activities falling within the cultural and creative sector
Arts (literature, visual arts, music, performing arts, interdisciplinary)
Creative Business Services (design, architecture, cultural tourism and cultural services)
Heritage (crafts, traditional festivals and celebrations, cultural sites, antiques)
Media (publishing and printed material, audiovisuals, including film and video production, film servicing, television, video games, radio, online media).
This scheme supports:
Marketing, including digital as well as printed adverts in, for example, international art/literature/film magazines, train stations, subways, buses, bus stations, ferries, parks, websites, social media platforms, TV programs etc. This is specifically intended for overseas collaborations/projects
Participation in international festivals, exhibitions, showcases, networking events, films, conferences, artist residencies and fairs. Participation can also take place in a digital format
The production of audio visuals of completed artworks and cultural productions, which are then presented to international programmers, producers and collaborators overseas. This could include, for example, the filming of a theatrical or a dance production, filming of art installations, poetry readings, exhibitions, fashion shows etc.
The production of websites and demos for international promotion purposes.
There is a ceiling amount of €10,000 per project to be allocated. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis depending on the project
Applicants must be Maltese citizens or be in possession of a Maltese residence permit or of a Maltese citizenship certificate or of a Maltese passport.
Applicants may be:
Creative professionals/individual artists
Entities registered with the Malta Business Registry (including companies, partnerships,
foundations and organizations/associations)
Groups, collectives and consortia
Voluntary Organizations enrolled with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations.
Applicants whose profile is not verified due to it being an incomplete profile for not having the below mandatory documents:
A copy of your Maltese ID card (including the front and back side) or your Maltese residence permit or your Maltese citizenship certificate or your Maltese passport;
A signed statute in the case of a Voluntary Organisation.
Beneficiaries who have not honored previous funding commitments;
Organizations/Activities receiving local public funds through established government linevotes;
In the case of registered entities, entities who have not presented the required annual documentation to the Malta Business Registry;
In the case of Voluntary Organizations, Voluntary Organizations which are:
not enrolled with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations;
who have not presented their updated accounts to the Commissioner for Voluntary Organizations;
which do not have a registered address in the Maltese Islands.
For more information, visit https://www.artscouncilmalta.org/pages/funds-opportunities/schemes-2022/international-cultural-exchanges/