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Malta Arts Fund Special Call for Individuals, Groups, & Organizations

Malta Arts Fund Special Call for Individuals, Groups, & Organizations

Deadline: 23 April 2020

Arts Council Malta recognises that COVID-19 is having a significant impact on creative and cultural practitioners, groups, organisations, the audiences and society at large.

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Funds, managed by Arts Council Malta have been redirected towards this Special Call in order to invest in projects which address with immediacy and on a long-term basis, the cultural and creative sector impacted by this situation. Projects may fall under one or more of the following:

artistic development and production;
community-based initiatives;
cultural and creative sector support;
training or education development;
international exchange and collaboration;
artistic research.
Applicants are encouraged, but not obliged to tackle themes such as Borders, Confinement or Isolation; applicants are also encouraged to adopt New Media and Digital Technologies in order to implement their projects.

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Funding Information

The maximum eligible amount per project is €7,500.

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The Grant is open to individuals, groups, companies and/or organisations.

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Ineligible Applicants

The following are not eligible to apply for the Fund:

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Organisations / events receiving local multi-annual public funds through established line-votes such as the Cultural Partnership Agreement, the Investment in Cultural Organisations, the Gozo Cultural Support Programme, the Creative Industries Platform or similar.
Voluntary organisations which do not have a registered address in the Maltese islands and/or which are not registered with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations.
Beneficiaries who have not honoured previous funding commitments. In the case of Voluntary Organisations, organisations which have not presented their updated accounts to the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations.
Eligible Activities

This grant may cover up to 100% of costs related to the project (including artistic fees, production costs, marketing) and contingency (not more than 5% of the total project cost).

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Maximum eligible project timeframe: applicants will have a total of 12 months to complete their project.

Eligible Period: 12 months from result notification date.

The following activities are not eligible under this Fund:

Applications about projects/events/activities:
of an intrinsically self-sustainable nature;
which are not related to culture, arts and the creative industries;
whose objective is fundraising or political propaganda;
held on a regular basis, including annual projects, annual festivals and similar;
submitted by public entities with or without a line vote;
not falling within the eligible time.
Initiatives eligible under any other state-funded programme dedicated to Maltese arts/culture.
School / annual shows, regular training programmes, individual modules credited as part of an educational course.
Projects that would have already taken place before the result is notified to applicant(s)
Incomplete applications
Should an individual, group, company and/or organisations submit multiple applications for this special call; all applications will be disqualified.

For more information, visit https://www.artscouncilmalta.org/pages/guidance-advice/covid-19/malta-arts-fund-special-call/

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