The Arts Education Scheme for Further and Higher Education is one of Arts Council’s Malta tools to sustain and support the recovery of the cultural and creative ecology, with a focus on arts education. The scheme will support Maltese and Malta-based arts education institutions in providing a high standard and forward-looking education in the arts and creativity. These grants will finance further and higher education providers to support standards-based arts education by investing in the wider engagement and professionalisation of the sector, together with the wider application of creativity and the arts in formal and non-formal education.

The scheme strives to transform the challenges resulting from the global pandemic into an opportunity for growth and reflection while maintaining and strengthening the positive effects achieved by Arts Council Malta’s schemes during the past years. The scheme is also in line with Arts Council Malta’s objective of advocating for a broader inclusion of creativity and the arts within formal and non-formal education so as to further strengthen twenty-first century education and skills.

The scheme focuses on projects aimed at capacity building and the investment in resources and initiatives aimed towards the regeneration and growth of arts education. The scheme also focuses on transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaborations aimed at the sharing of knowledge, resources, and expertise. Projects may include, but are not limited to, research and investment in teaching pedagogies; investment in innovatiove hybrid or online training tools; student-based participatory research; creative participatory projects; collaborations between arts education organisations and enterprises and teachers within formal education, museums, and environmental or social non-governmental organisations. The objectives of the scheme are:

• To support the research and implementation of arts education pedagogies, including the consideration of the developing challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic;
• To encourage the investment in resources to support arts education pedagogies and practice in relation with an artistic project;
• To encourage and facilitate the exchange of knowledge between private education organisations, independent artists, organisations, and arts educators engaged within formal educational institutions;
• To encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary projects using the arts and creativity, and foster a school community approach which values student creativity;
• To support initiatives aimed at widening the engagement of students, young people, and adults enrolled in arts education.

Who can apply?

An educational institution providing Further and/or Higher Arts Education and who is licenced by the MFHEA.


The deadline to apply is Tuesday 6 September 2022 at noon. Late application cannot be accepted.


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

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

Apply here


No eligible applications were submitted by the deadline.