The Micro Grant is one of our tools to address and implement Arts Council Malta’s ongoing strategy, with a focus on nurturing creative potential and supporting its development into professional activity.

The grant aims at giving a support structure that encourages new applicants to access public investment; it is therefore addressed towards applicants who have not received funding through ACM’s funding portfolio in the past three years (2021 – 2023). The Micro Grant enables individual artists and creative practitioners to develop artistic work that will help the applicant to advance their practice.

The Micro Grant is a one-time grant designed to provide support for capacity-building items like supporting services, equipment, materials, and space that are directly linked to a project, activity or event that will take place during the eligible timeframe of this call.

Activities falling within the cultural and creative sector:

1. Arts (literature, visual arts, music, performing arts, interdisciplinary)
2. Creative Business Services (design, architecture, cultural tourism, and cultural services) 3. Heritage (crafts, traditional festivals and celebrations, cultural sites, antiques)
4. Media (publishing and printed material, audiovisuals, including film and video production, film servicing, television, video games, radio, online media).

Who can apply?

The Micro Grant is open to creative practitioners and/or individual artists who have not benefitted from ACM funding Schemes in the past three years (2021 – 2023).


The deadline to apply is Thursday 5 October at noon or when funds are fully disbursed. Late applications cannot be accepted.


Click here to download guidelines and download application template. 

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

Apply here


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