Welcome to Spazju Kreattiv
Spazju Kreattiv is a programme of creative arts and cultural events happening primarily across Malta and Gozo. Established by Fondazzjoni Kreattività in the year 2000, our home is in St James Cavalier, Valletta, a 16th-century fort converted into the National Centre for Creativity. We host a range of visual arts exhibitions at our gallery spaces, performances at our theatre in the round, films at the only arthouse cinema on the island, workshops in our studios, an artist-in-residence programme, and tailored events for children and their families under the ŻiguŻajg strand.
Under the slogan of Il-Qalba tal-Kreattività (The Heart of Creativity), our annual season comprises over 500 events, with a combination of initiatives selected through our open call and others specifically commissioned by or co-produced with us. For more information about collaborating with us, please drop in on one of our regular IKKREA sessions, where you can meet one of our programme representatives.
Spazju Kreattiv Strategic Vision
Based on the three pillars of Artistic Excellence, Community Outreach and Internationalisation, all prospective collaborators should bear these three principles in mind when applying to be part of our programme.
- ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE: Creatives from different walks of life are encouraged to propose concepts which strive to push artistic boundaries and resonate with current socio-political contexts. Initiatives which show a considerable amount of research and creative accomplishment are viewed favourably. The direct involvement of emerging creatives seeking further experience and professional development opportunities is also worth considering in drafting the application. Submitted proposals should have a clearly defined concept brief substantiated by a portfolio of past work and experience, a detailed plan of action with deliverables, and information about partnering professionals and/or institutions.
- COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Our organisation strives for social dialogue and exchange with different community groups. In this context, submitted proposals need to show a clear understanding of the target audience/s, including strategic ways of engagement. Accessibility in all its forms, being physical or intellectual, is encouraged and viewed as an important aspect of any successful endeavour. Digital presence and online interactivity as part of the proposed ventures are also seen as essential elements in being favourably considered to form part of the programme.
- INTERNATIONALISATION In the continued aim of achieving artistic accomplishment, interested applicants are encouraged to seek international partners in the production of proposed ventures. Such encounters and associations should be viewed in the continued evolution and development of the project. Involvement in international networks and cross-collaborations with strategic partners with the aim of further development and prospective touring opportunities are encouraged.