What are the immediate and long-term impacts of Valletta’s title of European Capital of Culture 2018 on Malta’s cultural sector? In what way is this title affecting areas such as cultural participation, the creative economy, cultural tourism, and infrastructural regeneration, amongst others?
The Valletta 2018 Foundation will be exploring the legacy of the European Capital of Culture title through a seminar discussing research findings from 2017.
The seminar aims to:
- inform and open discussion with the public about the progress of Valletta 2018;
- allow for better access to the outcomes of its research process;
- encourage further collaboration with emerging researchers;
- provide a pan-European outlook with practical examples from other host cities.
The seminar will be addressed by a number of individual researchers and public entities carrying out qualitative and quantitative research across a number of sectors. Also addressing the conference will be Szilvia Nagy, who forms part of Local Operators Platform (LOCOP), a research network dedicated to critically assessing cultural policies and supra-regional funding strategies such as the European Capital of Culture programme.
Date: Thursday 1st March 2018
Venue: Chamber of Commerce, Valletta
Register here by Monday 26th February 2018. Registration is free.
For more information email [email protected].
View the full list of speakers here.
0900 Opening Session
Welcome Address, Catherine Tabone, Executive Director, Valletta 2018 Foundation
Address by Hon. Dr Deo Debattista, Parliamentary Secretary for Consumer Protection and Valletta 2018
Address by Hon. Dr Owen Bonnici, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government
0915 Session 1: Participation & Inclusion
Assessing the relationship between community inclusion and space through Valletta 2018 cultural infrastructural projects, Dr Antoine Zammit
Community inclusion and accessibility in Valletta 2018, Michael Deguara
A comprehensive analysis of the Valletta 2018 Cultural Programme, Daniela Vella
Cultural Participation Survey & Perspectives, Adrian Debattista, Arts Council Malta
1100 Coffee break
1120 Session 2 – Valletta 2018 in Numbers
Valletta Participation Survey 2017, Josianne Galea, National Statistics Office
The impact of Valletta 2018 on the Tourism Industry, Tania Sultana, Malta Tourism Authority
Creative Economy Report, Kevin Vella, Economic Policy Department
Creating a Career in the Cultural and Creative Industries, Adonia Dalli, Jobsplus
1400 Session 3 – The European Capital of Culture: Valletta and Beyond
Audiences’ experience of the Valletta 2018 Brand, Dr Emanuel Said
Market Data & Audience Profiling, Steve Mangion, Valletta 2018
The Assessment of Cultural Policies & Supra Regional Funding, Szilvia Nagy, LOCOP Network
The Impact of Valletta 2018 on the European Identity of the Maltese Population, Dr Marie Briguglio
Following the seminar, the Valletta 2018 Foundation is collaborating with Pecha Kucha Valletta for an informal event on Friday 2nd of March, at 7,30pm (Venue: Societa La Vallette, Republic Str. Valletta, Malta).