The Malta International Arts Festival champions the best that the local arts scene has to offer, providing Maltese artists, both established and emerging, a dynamic platform to showcase their art and engage with broader audiences. It also hosts well-established foreign acts at various venues in and around Valletta. From virtuoso musicians to Shakespearean drama, stunning visual installations, to breathtaking dance, each year the Malta Arts Festival has strived to enrich the local cultural calendar with a host of must-see events.
With our unique position in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, we can act as an artistic bridge between Europe and the African coast. We are also right in the middle between East and West, and are very lucky to be an island imbued with history – history that we can look back to, react to, be inspired by and use as a canvas. This provides us with an incredibly diverse, rich and colourful tapestry to work on, and create something new; fusing different cultures, using our heritage, but also looking beyond.