The International Participation Scheme forms part of Arts Council Malta’s Internationalisation Strategy for the cultural and creative sectors.

It addresses the outgoing mobility of Maltese and Malta based artists over 18 years of age as well as their art works and cultural productions. The objective of the International Participation Scheme is to support the mobility of artists and cultural operators to create, to showcase and to expose their works to international audiences and to receive international feedback, to explore, to develop skills, to build networks, and to engage in international collaborations.

This scheme supports:

• Participation in international festivals, exhibitions, showcases, international networking events, films, conferences, artist residencies and fairs.
• Meetings with international agents, producers, curators, publishers, artistic directors or festival managers;
• Partner search for exchanges and collaboration;

Who can apply? 

Creative professionals/individual artists; Groups, collectives and consortia; Registered cooperatives; Voluntary organisations enrolled with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations.


The deadline to apply is Tuesday 20th February 2024 at noon. Late application cannot be accepted.


Click here to download guidelines and download application template. 

Click here to download Access Support guidelines. 

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

Apply here.