Parents of children under 16 who attended Cultural or Creative courses during 2023 can now apply for a tax deduction scheme of up to a maximum of €300 for each child. If the course was provided by an entity or individual recognised by Arts Council Malta, parents are entitled to claim a deduction against their chargeable income of up to a maximum of €300 for each child.

To claim this deduction please complete the appropriate form and send it by email to or by post to "Culture & Creative Courses", Arts Council Malta, TG Complex Suite 1, Level 1, Brewery Street, Central Business District, Birkirkara, CBD3040. Applications for 2023 will be open as from January 2024 and should reach ACM by February 2024. 

The form can be downloaded from here or from If you are unsure of your course provider's valid SLC number, please verify directly with him/her.

Further information regarding the eligibility for this deduction scheme is available on, or by calling the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue's Call Centre on 153, or send an email to

For the purposes of this scheme, qualifying Cultural and Creative courses are courses in the following areas:  

  • the performing arts (theatre, dance and music),
  • the visual arts (fine arts, digital arts, photography, design, video, film, painting and sculpture),
  • crafts (traditional and contemporary),
  • media (TV, radio and other audiovisual) and
  • creative writing.

Click here for the Cultural and Creative entities providing courses that qualify for this scheme.