Call for Applications for Participants from Malta

War and conflict is spreading, as is oppression to quash populations who demand democracy, coupled with serious threats to existing pluralist liberal democracies. Racial, ethnic, and gender equality is both increasing and at the same time subject to repression from those who fear it. Meanwhile, an impending climate catastrophe threatens the most vulnerable communities and the rights of future generations.

In face of these existential disruptions and risks, artists often find themselves on the front lines of movements for change, using their power and practice to envision better futures, stimulate collective action, and drive change across sectors and scales. As agents of change, artists can become subject to a myriad of threats, whether from deliberate political misinterpretation, harassment and censorship, or physical and psychological harm.

Through the lenses of artists at risk and artists who risk, this programme will explore the intersection of contemporary art, activism, politics, law, research, technology, ethics and organizing. The programme will be a space where artists are central, and where debate, introspection, and exchange can bridge a diversity of perspectives, create new ideas and build commitment to strategies for action.

Participant profile

The programme will bring together a global group of 40 to 50 participants who are on the front lines of driving creative, courageous, and ethical change around the world. Participants will include artists from all areas of practice, activists, social and political scientists, technologists, futurists, leaders of cultural institutions, policymakers, academics, lawyers and journalists, and others who want to cross borders between fields.

Interested parties should apply here:

The deadline for Applications is February 10, 2023.

This is a call for applicants based in Malta or who have Maltese Citizenship.