Welcome to Spazju Kreattiv
Spazju Kreattiv is a programme of creative arts and culture events that take place 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 exhibition spaces, a cinema, a theatre in-the-round, an artist in residence programme, and operate a number of festivals, including ŻiguŻajg.
The Programme is composed through a combination of projects and events submitted through an open call and from others specifically created, commissioned 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 programmes coordinators.
Spazju Kreattiv Strategic Vision
In constructing Spazju Kreattiv’s programme, there needs to be a clear vision. Based on the three pillars of Artistic Excellence, Community Outreach and Internationalisation, all prospective creatives should bear these 3 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 current socio-political contexts. Initiatives which show a considerable amount of research and creative accomplishment are viewed favourably. The direct involvement of emerging creatives who are seeking further experience and professional development opportunities is also worth considering in the drafting of 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 how they can be engaged. 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 need to 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.
Fondazzjoni Kreattività was founded in the year 2000 when the Maltese government decided to establish an official entity for the purpose of safeguarding Malta’s creative sector. The aims of this organisation are as follows:
- To act as a catalyst for all forms of expression, by providing space and extending experience to reach all people and involve them in interactive participation.
- To establish itself as a centre for cultural exchange with other countries, thus cultivating a sense of cultural identity based on local dimensions and international diversity in the light of Malta’s development of cultural tourism.
- To offer an ongoing dialogue between the various artistic disciplines, in such a way as to conduct and encourage research and documentation related to the arts and popular creativity, while fostering an aesthetic and cultural awareness among the younger generation.
- To contribute to the country’s economic and social development and prosperity by promoting artistic creativity as an alternative means of entertainment, self actualisation and empowerment.
Today, the current Chairman of Fondazzjoni Kreattività is Mr Rupert Cefai, alongside a board comprised of the Secretary of the board Ms Rachel Deguara and the members Mr Byon Jo Zammit, Mr Alex Borg, Mr Francis Debono, Mr Mario Micallef, Ms Sarah Agius Saliba, Ms Gail Demanuele, Ms Anabel Spiteri, Ms Melaine Scerri, Ms Rosette Bonello, Mr Edward Portelli and Mr Martin Gauci.