Spazju Kreattiv and Valletta 2018 > Artists in residence programme in Malta

These residencies are based in the context of a growing cultural scene in Malta, fed by Valletta’s European Capital of Culture title, and the Arts Council Malta’s Strategy 2020. The residency itself is based in the rural island of Gozo, sister island of Malta, surrounded by a close-knit community. The residency programme is designed to maximise cultural immersion within the island and its communities; with its landscapes, seascapes and soundscapes, and the contemporary exploration of cultural diversity that exists there. Links with Malta and Valletta are possible, however the artist-in-resident should seek to collaborate as much as possible with nearby communities.

The Residency Programme aims to enrich cultural diversity within the national creative scene, and encourage productive interaction between international creatives and local creatives; between international creatives and communities, as well as physical and virtual environments. Both entities believe that such initiatives and collaborations will enrich their programmes before, during and after 2018.

AiR applications will be considered in relation to the overarching strategic visions of Spazju Kreattiv and Valletta 2018, however priority will be given to those applicants who:

  1. work directly and actively with local communities and cultures;

  2. are willing to interact productively with local creatives;

  3. work within a context that relates directly to the Spazju Kreattiv programme and/or the programme of Valletta 2018

  4. are based in the Mediterranean Region, particularly North Africa and the Arab Region;

  5. work in creative forms that are currently emerging or underrepresented in Malta and Gozo;

  6. link directly with Fondazzjoni Kreattività’s annual ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children and Young People and the Valletta International Visual Arts (VIVA) Festival

Include any resources already available when applying, including, but not limited to, prior contacts, travel grants or research.

Deadline: 31 March 2017

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