Following the latest announcement made by the Public Health Authorities, the Ministry for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government, and the Ministry for Tourism and Consumer Protection are launching Event Support Scheme aimed at making organised cultural and artistic events more economically viable for the period between 1st September and 31st December 2021 (both dates included).

The Government is committed to continue supporting artists, organisers and producers in the view of the unprecedented challenges which the world is facing due to the ongoing consequences stemming from the pandemic.

In light of the unique circumstances presented by COVID-19, the Event Support Scheme divided into two strands has been developed to enable cultural and artistic events to take place during the dates stated on page 2 of this document. The Event support Scheme can be availed of for those events falling within the scope outlined in the “Standards for safer organised controlled events taking place in an enclosed area” as published by the Health Authorities. The relevant event/events would also need to satisfy the eligibility criteria as found further below in this document.

The Event Support Scheme – Strand 1 is intended to increase the economic viability of cultural and artistic events through ticket match-funding and logistical assistance; Strand 2 is intended to increase the economic viability of cultural and artistic events through logistical assistance.

Who can apply?

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


The deadline to apply is Wednesday 15th December 2021 at noon or when funds are exhausted*. Late applications cannot be accepted.

*Application is currently closed due to session budget limit.


Click here to download the latest guidelines of Strand 1 and click here to download application form Strand 1 template. 

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

Apply here

To access past applications submitted until December 2020 you need to login on

For guidelines of Strand 2 please visit