Provides recognition and support at the highest level of the State to organisations, especially those working with disadvantaged groups.



The programme provides recognition and support at the highest level of the State for collaborations between organisations active in the sector of Arts and Culture and in the Social Sector respectively – especially those working with disadvantaged groups, to engage the groups in creativity and arts-driven projects and increase their level of integration and engagement in society.

Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività is coordinated by Arts Council Malta, under the patronage of H.E. The President of Malta


The Programme is specifically linked to important priorities articulated in Arts Council Malta’s ongoing strategy, namely – to invest in:

·      A wider spectrum of quality work that inspires community cultural exchange and engages with a broader range of people – both as participants and audience

·      Artists and organisations that promote cultural diversity and address cultural inclusion and accessibility

·      Championing cultural rights.

The Award forms part of Arts Council Malta’s funding programmes for community exchange, which aim at investing in:

·      Increased cultural participation across Malta and Gozo

·      Better understanding and engagement between artists and communities

·      More diversity in cultural programming

·      More importance devoted to a culture that is much more representative of Maltese society in general.

·      Sustainable development

Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività aims at:

·      Supporting organisations and institutions that target the social needs and well-being of the community, especially disadvantaged and hardly-reached groups – with a special emphasis on children, youth, senior citizens, hardly-reached groups, disabled people, people with different ethnic backgrounds – through cultural participation and creative expression

·      Providing disadvantaged groups with accessibility to a wide range of quality art experiences and art-engagement activities, as well as acting as a platform for young promising talent and intergenerational as well as intercultural dialogue

·      Incentivising the contribution of organisations active in the arts and culture sector towards community development and collaborative arts projects.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be working in the field of social and community development, or active in any cultural and creative field (arts, heritage, media, creative businesses) to be eligible. The project must target the needs of disadvantaged groups by means of art and creative expression and cultural participation. Applicants must qualify as one of the following:

•    Entities registered with the Malta Business Registry (including companies, partnerships, foundations and organisations/associations)

•    Groups, Collectives and Consortia

•    Registered Cooperatives

·      Schools and higher education institutions or public institutions

•    Voluntary Organisations enrolled with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations.


Applicants must be Maltese citizens; or be in possession of a Malta residence permit; or of a Maltese citizenship certificate; or of a Maltese passport.

The Award supports organisation development and collaboration between organisations active in the field of arts and culture and organisations active in the field of social and community development.


Applications must be submitted by 12.00 (noon) of the respective deadline. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Selection criteria

Criterion 1 – Sustainable community development and well-being

Criterion 2 – Widening of participation in cultural life

Criterion 3 – The quality of the project

Criterion 4 – Project Management

After you apply

A project may be allocated a maximum of €30,000. The amount may cover up to 100% of eligible expenses. 

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

Proposals will first be screened in terms of eligibility. Proposals which are not eligible in terms of the procedure stipulated by the 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 also be organised. During the session, applicants have the opportunity of presenting clarifications and the latest insights relating to the written proposal.

On the day indicated, you will receive your result notification from Arts Council Malta.

More information can be found on the link below:

If you need further assistance, call on 23347230 or send an email on

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