Selection of Cultural and Creative Sectors Representatives for the participation in the Arts Council Malta Sectoral Representative Working Group

In line with its Strategy 2025 plan on stakeholder engagement which places participatory cultural governance at the core of its decision-making, Arts Council Malta (ACM) is seeking expressions of interest to participate in the formation of the new Sectoral Representative Working Group. This addresses specifically Action 12 – Public Investment of ACM’s Strategy 2025 as well as being in line with Arts Council Malta Act of 2015 (8).

ACM is inviting representatives of Malta’s Cultural and Creative Sectors to become members of a Sectoral Representative Group which will be primarily responsible for providing expert advice on the development and implementation of Arts Council Malta’s strategic goals and actions for a 2-year period.

The participants of the Group are expected to be members of sector representative organisations for Malta’s Cultural and Creative Sectors and/or individuals whose experience and expertise would be considered representative of specific sectors within Malta’s Cultural and Creative Sectors. The main duties of the members of the Sectoral Representative Working Group (SRWG) are to:

- act as influential community members who would be able to give valuable advice about specific matters that concern the development and advancement of the Cultural and Creative Sectors in Malta in relation to Arts Council Malta’s remits
- engage in knowledge-sharing and contribute towards discussions based on the experience and expertise as well as relationship with communities within the Cultural and Creative Sectors;
- contribute to understanding both specific and thematic issues as well as the bigger picture in cultural and creative sectors in order to provide depth, context and suggestions for reflective action;
- support the implementation and actualisation of SRWG reflections and discussions.

Specific tasks may include:

- Contribute towards existing knowledge gaps within Arts Council Malta when it comes to the realities of specific cultural and creative sectors;
- Carry out research if deemed necessary within reasonable parameters;
- Work on set tasks on individual as well as joint bases within the Sectoral Representative Working Group;
- Report and communicate with ACM’s Funding and Strategy team as necessary;
- Attend regular meetings as specified in the Terms of Reference of the Sectoral Representative Working Group;
- Be available to provide critical feedback within reasonable parameters;
- Report to the SRWG with updates on important sectoral developments according to areas of expertise and serve as a channel of Professional advice within the areas of expertise represented in the Sectoral Representative Working Group;
- Offer insights and identify new opportunities and trends which could translate into advice on funding, policy, strategy, governance and communications within the context of ACM’s operational framework;
- Contribute to developing connections between ACM and the communities within the various sectors being addressed by ACM and the Working Group members;
- Act on behalf of the Council upon request. 


Who can apply?

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


The deadline to apply is Friday 2nd August 2024 at noon. Late application cannot be accepted.


Click here to download guidelines and click here to download application template. 

Applicants are required to register a new profile as from January 2021. 

Apply here