1. Cultural policy

Cultural policy profile

Cultural policy profile of Malta in 7 thematic chapters, including additional information and resources:


Ministry of Culture

2. Official representations

Representation of Malta in Belgium

Representation of Flanders in Malta

3. About funding, cooperation and information centers

– Funding and cooperation

  • Arts Council Malta (ACM): the national agency for development and investment in the cultural and creative sectors. Its central task is that of effectively funding, supporting and promoting the cultural and creative sectors in Malta. The Council manages a funding portfolio for the cultural and creative sectors through its national funding programmes. Arts Council Malta is the IFACCA National member, as well as the EUNIC member for Malta.
  • The Valletta Cultural Agency (VCA): sustains and strengthens the capital city’s vibrant cultural life through the creation of an annual programme of creative events developed in collaboration with artists and other Public Cultural Organisations. A legacy of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, the VCA also upholds standards of excellence in the coordination and organisation of cultural events in the city, while encouraging access and participation by a diverse audience.

– Information

  • Spazju Kreattiv: a programme of creative arts and culture events that take place primarily across Malta and Gozo. Established by Fondazzjoni Kreattività in the year 2000, our home is in St James Cavalier, Valletta, a 16th century fort converted into the National Centre for Creativity. We host a range of exhibition spaces, a cinema, a theatre in-the-round, an artist in residence programme, and operate a number of festivals, including ŻiguŻajg.
  • Information via On the Move country page: On the Move is the cultural mobility information network, providing information and knowledge for artists and cultural professionals active across borders. On this page, you can find all current calls related to the country as well as the latest version of the Cultural Mobility Funding Guide – and more.

4. Other information portals and platforms

– All disciplines

  • Festivals Malta: the national government body dedicated to the nurturing and growth of festivals and cultural events in Malta and Gozo.

– Visual arts

  • Malta International Contemporary Art Space (MICAS): intended to strengthen Malta’s cultural infrastructure by providing a platform for contemporary art and internationalisation. With its launch, Malta is about to take a great step forward and become a proactive player in the contemporary art world.

– Performing arts

  • Overview theatres: Visit Malta provides an overview of theatre and opera venues in Malta.
  • ŻfinMalta National Dance Company: a talented and adaptable dance ensemble, with a diversity of creative voices reflecting the many influences that are part of today’s Malta. Established in 2014, the company has quickly become one of the country’s major arts organisations, at the forefront of a burgeoning contemporary art scene in Malta.

– Music

  • Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO): As Malta’s leading musical ensemble, the MPO averages more than one performance a week including symphonic concerts, opera productions in Malta and Gozo, community outreach and educational initiatives, as well as various concerts of a lighter nature. Through the MPO Academy and the Malta Youth Orchestra, which regularly give concerts across Malta, the MPO is also responsible for the training and professional development of the next generation of Maltese musicians.

5. Regional organisations

  • Organisation internationale of la Francophonie (OIF): The Francophonie is also an institution, dedicated since 1970 to promoting the French language and political, educational, economic and cultural cooperation among the 88 member countries of the OIF, among which support for Cultural Diversity. Malta has an observer member status.