New Funding Opportunities for Maltese Cultural Operators.

On May 30th and 31st a number of public entities and fund managers will be getting together to present a whole range of funding schemes and opportunities currently available for the Maltese cultural and creative sectors. The seminars are open to all operators be them individual artists or creatives, commercial enterprises and voluntary organisations, and any other interested parties.

The seminars will provide information on Maltese and European funding opportunities for cultural projects and creative enterprises, including information on the 5 new initiatives that were launched in 2011. These initiatives will facilitate further access to finance, audience development and professional creative growth. The seminars will also focus on best practices and on available resources and tools for project development.

The programme includes four targeted presentations as follows:

Monday 30th May:
5:00pm – Developing a successful project and proposal
6:00pm – Producing for children and young people
Tuesday 31st May:
10:00am – Building and sustaining a creative enterprise.
11:00am – Leveraging National funds for EU projects.

Developing a successful project and proposal

On Tuesday, Building and sustaining a creative enterprise will be focusing on JEREMIE, CRE8 and INVEX, the latest scheme for cultural organisations. Leveraging National funds for EU projects will highlight the synergies between the CULTURE Programme, Malta Arts Fund, the MEDIA programme, Film Fund and the Cultural Events Initiative Scheme for Local Councils.

Parallel to these sessions, a creative brokerage service will be available. During these drop in one-on-one meetings, funding experts will offer specific guidance to potential beneficiaries on project development and funding.
The seminars and brokerage service will take place at the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, Republic Street Valletta. For further details and registration kindly contact the Culture and Audiovisual Unit within the Parliamentary Secretariat for Tourism, the Environment and Culture on 2291 5036 or email sylvana.mercieca@gov.mt