Arts Council Malta (ACM) is issuing an Expression of Interest (EOI) for prospective Malta based cultural and creative applicants planning to submit a project proposal for the current open Call for European Cooperation Projects, as part of the Creative Europe Programme 2021-2027.

Through this EOI, ACM shall be supporting Malta based cultural and creative applicants by endorsing their Cooperation Project and committing to cover the co-funding intensity, or part of, up to a maximum of €15,000, and subject to the conditions laid out under Section 6.

In view of this, prospective applicants are being invited to express their interest by submitting the following in relation to their proposed European Cooperation Project:

• the project description;
• the objectives of the project;
• the partners in the project and their respective role;
• the project’s relevance towards ACM’s Vision, Mission and Goals;
• the forecast total project budget;
• the co-funding being requested by the Malta based applicants, up to a maximum of €15,000. It is important to note that ACM does not guarantee full co-funding and does not expect to be the sole source of the co-funding.

It is recommended that prior to submitting an expression of interest, prospective applicants should contact the Creative Europe Desk Malta to assist them to register in the Participant Register on the European Commission’s portal and be validated by the Central Validation Service.

Strategic Objectives

The objectives of this EOI are in line with Arts Council Malta’s Strategy 2025, which aims to:

- Enable strategic connections, networks and creative partnerships with other European/international creatives and cultural organisations.
- Strengthen the role, performance and institutional capacity of the local workforce and that of PCOs to provide enhanced service delivery.
- Build bridges and synergies with other policy areas and cross-cutting themes, such as sustainability, the environment, digitalisation, cultural rights and diversity.
- Contribute to the creative and cultural sectors’ sustainable economic development, employment and innovation dimensions.

Who can apply? 

Legal entities and self-employed persons (i.e., sole traders, where the company does not have legal personality separate from that of the natural person) who:

• have a registered address in the Maltese islands;
• are planning to form part in a Consortium as a beneficiary (including being a coordinator) and are eligible to submit a proposal for funding to Creative Europe for a small-scale cooperation project;
• require an endorsement letter by ACM to show evidence of co-funding, demonstrating their sufficient financial capacity.


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Submissions may be carried out by sending an email to from the date of issue of this EOI until 12:00 (noon) of the deadline (8th January 2024).