Call for Applications for Participants from Malta

In a world brimming with polarization, inequity and complexity, understanding and shaping our future is more crucial than ever. Artists and cultural practitioners are crucial in pushing the boundaries of how we understand ourselves and the world around us. They help us to move beyond the familiar, transcend borders between the present and the future, and encourage exploration into realms that seem improbable.

Creating Futures is a programme focusing on the role of creativity, art and emerging technologies in challenging entrenched narratives and imagining more just and equitable futures.

This programme will explore the emergent possibilities at the intersection of creative expression, technology, and artificial intelligence. It will also delve into the socio-technical terrain of our present, exploring the encoded biases of AI systems that magnify structural inequities and histories of erasure. It will provide a global platform for artists who are working to intervene in these narratives, critically exploring alternative possibilities, and coding alternative futures.

This programme recognizes the power of art not just as a reflection of society but as an influential force capable of reshaping narratives and questioning the status quo. By embracing no singular "future" but a multitude of possibilities, this program highlights the transformative power of art in shaping the imagination and building true, lasting social change, offering a platform for diverse voices to redefine our collective future.

This programme is by invitation only. If you feel a strong alignment with this year´s topic and feel you could contribute, please register your interest via this form. Please note that Arts Council Malta covers all travel expenses of the selected participants.

Programme date: May 6-10,2024. 

Deadline to apply: 8th March 2024

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