Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività is one of a series of initiatives aimed at strengthening inclusivity, community development and well-being through cultural participation and creative expression. The programme forms part of a diverse portfolio of schemes and initiatives to maximise the potential of Malta’s creative growth by encouraging engagement in the cultural sectors, facilitating cultural exchange, and championing cultural rights.

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

The programme provides recognition and support at the highest level of the State for collaborations between organisations active in the sector of Arts and Culture and in the Social Sector respectively – especially those working with disadvantaged groups, to engage the groups in creativity and arts-driven projects and increase their level of integration and engagement in society.

Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività is linked to the implementation of Arts Council Malta’s ongoing strategy – with a particular focus on championing cultural rights and providing further opportunities for people to engage in creative expression.

The Programme is specifically linked to important priorities articulated in the Council’s ongoing strategy, namely – to invest in:

  • A wider spectrum of quality work that inspires community cultural exchange and engages with a broader range of people – both as participants and audience
  • Artists and organisations that promote cultural diversity and address cultural inclusion and accessibility
  • Championing cultural rights.

The Award forms part of our funding programmes for community exchange, which aim at investing in:

  • Increased cultural participation across Malta and Gozo
  • Better understanding and engagement between artists and communities
  • More diversity in cultural programming
  • More importance devoted to a culture that is much more representative of Maltese society in general
  • Sustainable development.

Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività aims at:

  • Supporting organisations and institutions that target the social needs and well-being of the community, especially disadvantaged and hardly-reached groups – with a special emphasis on children, youth, senior citizens, hardly-reached groups, disabled people, people with different ethnic backgrounds – through cultural participation and creative expression
  • Providing disadvantaged groups with accessibility to a wide range of quality art experiences and art-engagement activities, as well as acting as a platform for young promising talent and intergenerational as well as intercultural dialogue
  • Incentivising the contribution of organisations active in the arts and culture sector towards community development and collaborative arts projects.

The Programme is divided into two strands:

Strand 1 | Capacity Building and Development

Strand 1 is aimed at supporting capacity building and development, of organisations active in the field of Arts and Culture in line with the aims of Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività, as established earlier on in Section 1 of the Guidelines and Regulations.

Strand 2 | Projects / Programmes

Strand 2 is aimed at supporting projects or programmes that target the aims of Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività, as established earlier on in Section 1 of the Guidelines and Regulations. The application may seek support for a pilot initiative, or for the development of an initiative that the Organisation has already tried and tested.

Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività is coordinated by Arts Council Malta, under the patronage of H.E. The President of Malta. 

Who can apply?

Applicants must be working in the field of social and community development, or active in any cultural and creative field to be eligible. The project must target the needs of disadvantaged groups by means of art and creative expression and cultural participation. Applicants must qualify as one of the following:

  • Entities registered with the Malta Business Registry (including companies, partnerships, foundations and organisations/associations)
  • Groups, Collectives and Consortia
  • Registered Cooperatives
  • Schools and higher education institutions or public institutions
  • Voluntary Organisations.


Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività – Strand 2 – is currently accepting submission of applications.

The call for Strand 2 is being re-opened following the submission of non-eligible applications by the first deadline of 05th July 2021.  

The deadline to apply is Thursday 2nd September 2021 at noon


Click here to download Strand 2 guidelines. Click here to download guidelines for the deadline of 5th July 2021. Download Application template for Strand 1 and Strand 2

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

To apply for this scheme click here.