Published on Wednesday 24 May 2017

Applications for the 2017 edition of Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività, a cultural fund with a strong social and community emphasis – are currently open

This year’s edition features a new strand of €20,000 in additional funds whereby beneficiaries of previous editions of the Award may apply to receive support for the continuation of their community projects.

The amount committed to this year’s Award programme is €85,000. Awarded projects may receive up to €6,000, with the possibility of €8,000 in the case of a collaboration between two organisations. The Award may cover up to 100% of eligible project costs. Awardees in the new strand may receive up to €5,000 every year, for a three-year period.  

The potential of art and creativity in fostering social and cultural change and regeneration has been shown and proven in a number of contexts, including those characterised by social challenging environments, poverty and exclusion. This understanding is the basis for Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività.

The Award provides recognition and support at the highest level of the State to organisations, especially those working with vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups groups with a special emphasis on children, young people, minority groups and the elderly, to engage them  in creativity and arts-driven projects and thereby increase their level of integration and engagement in society.

Last year, a total of 10 projects were selected out of 17 applicants. Projects included an artistic project involving a group of survivors of domestic violence and their children, young and elderly people collaborating through a photographic project as well as a project involving teenagers from the Grand Harbour area who narrated their stories through film.

Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività is linked to the implementation of Arts Council Malta’s goals outlined in the Council’s Create 2020 Strategy, with a particular focus on providing more opportunities for people to engage in creativity.

Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività is coordinated by Arts Council Malta under the Patronage of Her Excellency, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta.

Applications will be received by Arts Council Malta until 25th July 2017 noon. The guidelines and regulations as well as the application form are available on

Photo: Beyond Sight: Spero - A Training and Activity Centre for the Blind. By Darrin Zammit Lupi