Arts Council Malta acknowledges the Maltese feast as part and parcel of the fabric of our towns and villages. Tied with these feasts are a number of voluntary organisations which prepare feast decorations to adorn the squares and streets of towns and villages in Malta and Gozo, which imbue our summer evenings with colours and the most beautiful mechanical ground fireworks, which take care to spread the local musical culture, as well as safeguarding and strengthening traditional cultures in our country. In these voluntary organisations, one may find a nucleus of people who work voluntarily throughout the year to prepare activities related to the feast of their village or town.

The Council recognises the importance that voluntary Maltese cultural and social organisations have as regards the dissemination, safeguarding, and strengthening of cultural traditions in our country. This is all done on a primarily voluntary basis and, as such, in order to strengthen the work of these organisations, an artistic heritage scheme is being launched. This scheme is administered by Arts Council Malta within the Ministry for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government.

Voluntary organisations should be active in at least one of the following sectors:

• Feast band club music
• Health and safety in fireworks factories
• Semi-permanent feast decorations

Who can apply?

Voluntary Organisations enrolled with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations in 2022 and which are compliant for the year 2022.


The deadline to apply is Tuesday 2 April 2024 at noon. Late application 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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