Start the New Year by networking with the International Cultural Networks!

Join us at Blitz contemporary arts space in Valletta (68, St. Lucy Str.) on 25 January at 6.30pm for Arts Council Malta's first ACMLab of 2018. Listen to presentations from the international cultural networks, see what they are up to in 2018, have a few drinks and share your ideas and projects with other artists and with the networks representatives!
Why become a member of these International Networks?
- participate in their international meetings, trainings, conferences and festivals that suit your needs
- connect with other artists worldwide and meet potential partners for your international projects
- stay up-to-date with what is going on in your sector worldwide, enhance your visibility and make your voice heard internationally
- get free access/reduced entrance fees to their events and profit from their travel grant schemes
- participate in international residencies, exchange programmes and fellowships
- receive toolkits, mappings and strategy papers.
Some of the international networks at the ACMLab will include the following:
- Fresh Arts Coalition Europe - The international network of arts organisations that supports contemporary cross-disciplinary art forms and facilitates international collaboration.
- IETM - The international network for contemporary performing arts: theatre, dance, music-theatre, new circus, object theatre, site-specific, interactive, performance art etc.
 - Trans Europe Halles – The network which has been at the forefront of re-purposing Europe’s industrial buildings for arts, culture and activism since 1983.
- European Choral Association - Europa Cantat - The network of organisations, choirs and individuals in the field of collective singing in Europe. Through its membership, it directly represents more than 2,5 million singers, conductors, composers and managers in over 40 European countries, and reaches out to more than 37 million people in continental Europe active in the field of collective singing.
- European Music Council - The umbrella organisation for musical life in Europe. It is a platform for National Music Councils and organisations involved in various fields of music from many European countries.
- International Music Council - The world's leading membership-based professional organisation dedicated to the promotion of the value of music in the lives of all people.
- Pearle - The European federation representing through its members and associations about 7,000 theatres, theatre production companies, orchestras and music ensembles, opera houses, ballet and dance companies, festivals, concerthalls, venues and other organisations within the performing arts and music sector across Europe.
- Eurozine -  The network of European cultural journals, linking up more than 80 partner journals as well as associated magazines and institutions from nearly all European countries. 
Photo credit: Anna van Kooij