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

Cultural rights are 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, as well as in audiobook format, in Maltese and English, here.

Proposals submitted under this call are expected to 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 mainstreaming the right of every person to have access to, 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.


The deadline to apply is Tuesday 9th April 2024 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 guidelines. 

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

Apply here.