This call for projects under the Arts Support Scheme is aimed at supporting initiatives – by artists, cultural and creative practitioners and communities – whose objective is to promote and realise: Cultural Rights

That is to say, the rights of everyone to access, participate in and enjoy culture, cultural heritage and cultural expressions. 

To find out more about cultural rights and good practices, and access useful tips and tools, refer to the Dritt għall-Kultura | Right to Culture handbook, published by Arts Council Malta.

Right to Culture is also available in print and online free of charge, both in Maltese and English. Right to Culture is also available in audiobook format, in Maltese and English, here.

Project applications submitted under this call must primarily address specific community needs, such as cultural participation, solidarity, social justice, environmental responsibility, sustainability, community development, and increased holistic well-being.

The right to culture is a cornerstone of the Arts Council Malta Strategy 2025, captured in the mantra “Care. Create. Flourish.” Arts Council Malta’s Right to Culture sensitisation campaign is an initiative aimed at helping people:

  • Engage through culture and the arts
  • Explore diverse narratives
  • Unleash their creative expression 

The Arts Support Scheme forms part of Arts Council Malta’s support portfolio, that invests in the mainstreaming of everyone’s right to access, participate in and enjoy culture, cultural heritage and cultural expression, and in the development of Malta’s cultural and creative sectors.

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; Voluntary organisations enrolled with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations.

Applicants are required to maintain their anonymity in the requested sections (Criteria 1 and 2). Failing to do so will make your application ineligible. 


The deadline to apply is Monday 16th October 2023 at noon. Late application cannot be accepted.


Click here to download guidelines and download application template. Click here to download easy read guidelines. 

Click here to download Access Support Top-up guidelines. 

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

Apply here.