Do you have an artistic idea in mind? Do you want to create a project with it? Join us for our ACMlab focusing on how to create a strong artistic project on Tuesday 28th of May at 18:00 at Ħaġar Qim – Ochre Hall, Il-Qrendi. 

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Erica Muscat

Erica Muscat is a Professional Stage and Screen Actor. A graduate of East 15 Acting School (UK) her roles in Theatre range from Shakespeare to new works, both locally and abroad.   Notable theatre roles include: Bottom in William E.P Davis’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Philip Jacob’s Mad About the Boy (Dir. Menelaos Karantzas) on the London Fringe; Daniela in the World Premier of Brad Birch’s Game, Lady Macbeth in Unifaun and Teatru Manoel’s Co-Production of Macbeth (Dir. Clive Judd), Suzy in Wait Until Dark ( Dir. Tyrone Grima), and Alice in Edward Bond’s Chair (Dir. Clive Judd).

Her work in TV and Film runs the gamut from action dramas like USA Network’s Queen of the South as well as numerous award winning shorts and various other intimate character portrayals including Axel Petersén’s multi-award winning Shame on Dry Land (feature), Triq is-Sebgħa (feature, Dir. Abigail Mallia), The Women of George Cross Island (TV, Dir. Justin Farrugia) and is-Sriep Reġgħu Saru Valenużi (feature film, Dir. Martin Bonnici).

Although predominantly performative, the training at East 15 empowered the Actor-as-Creator.  In 2017, together with Internationally renown Sound Artist Renzo Spiteri and Spanish Choreographer Lucía Piquero;  she was awarded the Malta International Arts Festival Grant to develop Terra Verunt on the subject of Child Migration which opened to rave reviews with Michelle Castelletti, the Artistic Director of the Festival stating: “No hiding; no compromise; no varnish glistening across the rawness of it all.” She has gone on to write and develop content for Theatre, Film and TV, both locally and abroad.

Erica has been teaching Acting and Voice for over 10 years. In 2017 she began training with Master Voice Teacher Kristin Linklater, leading to her ultimate Designation as a Linklater Voice Teacher in 2023. She has prepped students for Foreign Film Productions and her students have gone on to be accepted at some of the most prestigious Acting Conservatoires in the UK and the US including NYU, East 15 and Arts Ed.

At the heart of her work is a passion for Storytelling in all its forms and her drive lies in her desire to give a platform to stories that could bring about healthy dialogue through conscious representation.




Dr Margaret Mangion

Dr Margaret Mangion is an academic with a Doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of Leicester, an MBA from Maastricht School of Management, and a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Malta. She serves as the Director and Senior Lecturer at The Edward de Bono Institute for Creative Thinking and Innovation at the University of Malta, specializing in creativity, innovation, and leadership since 2012. Additionally, Dr. Mangion is Malta's ambassador for World Creativity and Innovation Week/Day, involved in coordinating creativity-focused events. She is an active member of several international societies related to creativity and innovation and has published in reputable journals and books. Dr. Mangion also brings extensive experience from her roles in the public and private sectors in Malta and a global company in England.



Kristina Borg

Kristina Borg is a freelance visual and socially engaged artist and an art educator/lecturer. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from the University of Malta (2009) and a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies from the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan (2015). In her transdisciplinary research practice she spends time integrating into specific multispecies communities and devotes herattention to the relationships and dialogue between such communities – human and more-than-human – and the place. Her work focuses on the co-creation of projects that are situation and context-specific, and involves alternative, experiential processes that relate to socio-political, economic, environmental and feminist issues in urban-collective spaces - spaces that range from the city to the supermarket, from the walkway to the sea or the field. Her works have been exhibited both locally and abroad. In2014 Kristina placed first in the 3rd edition of Divergent Thinkers-Malta and in 2020 her collaborative project Nimxu Mixja (Let's take a walk) was awarded Arts Council Malta's Premju għall-Arti as 'Best project in the community' and nominated as 'Best work for young audiences'. In 2021 her collaborative project Għaddi – An experiential walk through Kalkara, placed third in Malta's National STEM Awards as 'Best STEM Community Project' and in 2023 her project You Are What You Buy - Reap what you sow was selected as a finalist for the New European Bauhaus Prizes 2023. She is also a fellow of the Salzburg Global Forum for Cultural Innovators and a member of the international Community Economies Research Network. 

Photo by Elisa von Brockdorff