Arts Council Malta invites applications from Maltese/Malta based individuals or representatives of organisations, between the ages of 25 till 45, that work in, or across any of the following disciplines: Theatre, Dance, Circus, Interdisciplinary live art forms and New Media.

For successful applicants, Arts Council Malta will cover the IETM 2024 membership, including the participation in one of the IETM 2024 events. For 2024 IETM events see the following:

What is IETM?

IETM is the International network for contemporary performing arts. It is a network of over 500 performing arts organisations and individual members working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide: theatre, dance, circus, performance, interdisciplinary live art forms, new media. You can check the full list of IETM members here.


IETM hosts one large meeting a year in European cities that include debates, workshops, pitches and networking alongside an artistic programme of international work. It also holds smaller events all over the world. In addition, IETM commission publications and research projects, facilitate communication and distribution of information and advocate for the value of performing arts.

Attending IETM events is the ideal opportunity for creative practitioners who want to make international contacts and broaden their understanding of the global challenges facing the performing arts community in the 21st century.

Why Join IETM?

• Connect with your peers from around the world;
• Enhance the visibility of your activities;
• Publish your news, resources and calls to action on IETM's website and channels;
• Get free access/reduced entrance fee to IETM events;
• Profit from the IETM travel grants after one year of membership (for category 1 and 2);
• Pitch your projects on site or digitally at IETM events;
• Narrow down your search for partners using IETM's online advanced partners search tool;
• Contribute to IETM's research activities and policy actions;
• Be represented at the EU and International level;
• Stay up to date with what's going on in your sector worldwide.

Who Can Apply?

Applicants may be:

• Creative professionals/individual artists
• Entities registered with the Malta Busines Registry (including companies, partnerships, foundations and organisations/associations)
• Groups, collectives and consortia
• Registered cooperatives
• Voluntary Organisations enrolled with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations.


The deadline to apply is Monday 8th January 2024 at noon. Late application cannot be accepted.


Click here to download guidelines.  

How To Apply

Follow these steps:

1. Read these guidelines and regulations very carefully.
2. Check whether your application can be addressed by this opportunity.
3. Press the link that will take you to the online application system.
4. If you do not have a profile, register your profile with Arts Council Malta by clicking on Register and filling in the details.
5. From the open calls section, select the online application for this opportunity.
6. Follow the instructions step by step. Fill in all the required information from the online application including the budget and attach the supporting documentation.
7. Submit the application.

You should be receiving an automatic acknowledgement by the system. If you do not receive such a notification, contact us on

Cover photo by Gorm Branderup.