The Grant aims to support long-term creative collaborative projects involving a minimum of one international partner (priority given to the Mediterranean region).

The programme

The Multi-Annual Support Grant is Strand 3 of the Malta Arts Fund. For the first edition of the multi-annual programme, Arts Council Malta is partnering with the Valletta 2018 Foundation to support the development of projects as part of the Valletta 2018 cultural programme.  This strand specifically addresses another main important goal of the Strategy2020 which is that of connecting Malta to the international artistic community as well as the priorities of the Valletta 2018 programme.

Who can apply?

The Grant is open to individuals and groups/organisations.

Public Cultural Organisations cannot be applicants but may be collaborators.

Selection criteria

Criterion 1: Artistic concept

Criterion 2: Relevance and international engagement

Criterion 3: Project management

Criterion 4: Audience engagement

Criterion 5: Budget

After you apply

Each project may be allocated a maximum of EUR 60, 000. The amount may cover 80% of eligible expenses.

This fund is competitive and will be evaluated according to established criteria.

Proposals will first be screened in terms of eligibility. Proposals which are not eligible in terms of the procedure stipulated by these guidelines will not be processed further and will not undergo evaluation.

After you submit your application form at Arts Council Malta, an independent evaluation board will evaluate your project. A pitching session will be organised for all candidates. On the day indicated, you will receive your result notification from Arts Council Malta.

Deadline to apply for fund

16th September 2016 (noon)

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