Creative Communities support is built around three basic considerations:

  • Culture and diversity are inherent strengths of our communities
  • The right to culture is a right of every human being
  • Engaged dialogical expression is a win-win opportunity for both seasoned artists and communities.

In this regard, Creative Communities invests in sustainable community-building, the realisation of the right to culture, and fostering creative expression – with an emphasis on the Participatory Creative Process: embracing and actively involving wider communities.

Support is offered for:

  • Training & Development in the fields of arts appreciation, creative expression, artistic development
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Innovation of cultural heritage (Please refer to Definitions section)
  • Development of creative expression projects built with communities. 

Who can apply?

The Grant is open to undertakings (for which assistance will be granted in line with the de minimis Regulation), as well as those applicants that do not carry out an economic activity within the meaning of Article 107 TFEU. Furthermore, applicants must qualify as one of the following:

  • Creative professionals/individual artists
  • Entities registered with the Malta Business Registry (including companies, partnerships, foundations and organisations/associations)
  • Groups, Collectives and Consortia
  • Registered Cooperatives
  • Voluntary Organisations.


The deadline to apply is Wednesday 15th September 2021 at noon. Late applications cannot be accepted.


Click here to download guidelines.

Click here to download application form template.

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

To apply for this scheme click here.


Application deadline: 15th September 2021

Raking order

Applicant: Kumitat Festi Esterni San Ġorġ Martri

Reference number: CC07-21-827

Project Title: Inħarġu fis-Snajja

Amount awarded: €3,313

Traditional craftsmanship is possibly the most tangible manifestation of intangible cultural heritage. Inħarrġu fis-Snajja’ is mainly concerned with the skills and knowledge involved in craftsmanship and, in turn, the preservation of treasured cultural heritage by renowned artists for future generations. To date, statues, plinths, and other cultural heritage of which Kumitat Festi Esterni San Ġorġ Martri is custodian have been maintained by a pool of skilled artisans. These artisans are now over 60 years of age, and failure to facilitate an intergenerational knowledge transfer would spell the death knell for such cultural heritage and skills. Inħarrġu fis-Snajja’ thus involves the organisation of a short training course and mentorship in artisan faux-marbling and moulding. The project also includes the organisation of a series of roadshows in the community, that will serve as a showcase for skills learnt by trainees.

Applicant: Patsy Chetcuti

Reference number: CC03-21-703

Project Title: Let It Out!

Amount awarded: €4,948

In the last year, have noted a spike in people calling in with anxiety and stress, mainly in the age groups 15–25 and 30–40 years old. Let It Out is a cross-sectorial collaboration between Patsy Chetcuti, Moveo Dance Foundation, Bloom –therapyworks clinics and on an artistic project merging mental health and creative somatic movement. The project involves a series of sessions focusing on: 1. Mindfulness, 2. Non-judgement, 3. Self-compassion and Self-care – providing a non-judgemental space for self-expression. Given the proven effect of the environment on stress, participants are also given the opportunity of a nature retreat – consolidating everything covered in the series