Are you an artist or cultural professional interested in mobility opportunities? Would you like to participate in an international project, but you need international collaborators and contacts? Would you like to know more about international opportunities and events?

Representatives from the European networks like Trans Europe Halles, IETM, On The Move, NEMO and ELIA will be at Valletta Contemporary (VC) Gallery on 12th February at 6.00pm for the ACMLab session to present you with further information on what they do, what events they are organising for 2019 and much more...

To book your place call us on 23397020 or send us an email on Registration is required. Places are limited and are reserved on a first-come first-served basis.

Presentations by: 

The Network of European Museum Organisations NEMO is a European umbrella organisation representing over 30,000 museums in Europe. Through its members, the national museum organisations and individual museums from 40 members states of the Council of Europe, NEMO acts as spokesperson for museums, facilitates a platform for cooperation and sharing of knowledge and trains European museum professionals in their work for and in modern, inclusive and socially active museums.

Julia Pagel will be representing NEMO

On the Move is the cultural mobility information network active in Europe and internationally. It signposts on a free, regular and updated manner funding opportunities for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals – all disciplines covered – in Europe and worldwide. Thanks to its members’ and partners’ expertise, On the Move also shares information on key challenges related to cultural mobility (eg. visas, social protection, taxation, environmental issues). Beyond this information channel, On the Move facilitates training sessions, workshop and/or makes public presentations on cultural mobility issues. Born as a website in 2002 as project of IETM (the international network of contemporary performing arts), it has evolved as a dynamic network which now counts more than 50 member-organisations and individuals.

Marie Le Sourd will be representing On the Move:

Trans Europe Halles is a Europe based network of cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists that has been at the forefront of re-purposing Europe’s industrial buildings for arts, culture and activism since 1983. Their mission is to strengthen the sustainable development of non-governmental cultural centres and encourage new initiatives by connecting, supporting and promoting them. Their vision is to connect all players who are engaged in transforming spaces into cultural centres to the benefit of their communities. What makes civil society initiated- and managed cultural centres particularly interesting is that they are key drivers of democratic development, active citizenship and participation in the arts. They also bring together artists, cultural and creative industries, social and educational organisations in open and creative spaces that spur innovation and development.

Mieke Renders will be representing Trans Europe Halles: 


IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts - is a network of over 450 performing arts organisations and individual members working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide: theatre, dance, circus, interdisciplinary live art forms, new media. Their members include festivals, companies, producers, theatres, research and resource centers, universities and institutional bodies. They hold two plenary meetings a year in different European cities, and smaller meetings all over the world. Besides, they commission publications and research projects, facilitate communication and distribution of information, and advocate for the value of performing arts.

Asa Richardsdottir will be representing IETM:

ELIA is a globally connected European network that provides a dynamic platform for professional exchange and development in higher arts education. With over 250 members in 47 countries, it represents some 300,000 students in all art disciplines. Its cross-disciplinary quality makes ELIA unique as a network. ELIA advocates for higher arts education by empowering and creating new opportunities for its members and facilitating the exchange of good practices.  Their aim is to stimulate reflection and critical thinking. As a knowledge platform they organise events and initiate and support projects that are in line with their strategic focus. ELIA’s offer is inclusive and diverse – it serves the needs of arts schools throughout all levels, from academic staff and international officers, to students and upper management.

Maria Hansen will be representing ELIA

Representatives from the: European Concert Hall Organisation, European Choral Association - Europa Cantat, International Music Council, European Music Council, FACE and Eurozine will be also at the ACMLab session to answer any questions you may have about their networks. 


The session will be held at Valletta Contemporary (VC), an international contemporary art gallery in East Street, Valletta

VC is run by the META Foundation, under the direction of architect and artist Norbert Francis Attard. It showcases the work of highly influential local and international contemporary artists, and for art that is engaging, boundary-pushing and diverse. VC puts forward contemporary art as a catalyst for discussion, social cohesion, and cultural discovery.

The META Foundation, which is the gallery’s founding organisation, is supported by Arts Council Malta through the Cultural Partnership Agreement.