Spazju Kreattiv issues regular open calls for ideas, where creatives are invited to submit proposals for any artistic project to feature within our season programme. Proposals must be made through our online application form linked below. All projects are subject to evaluation, with decisions communicated as per the Call for Proposals Calendar.
The Spazju Kreattiv programme comprises a variety of creative forms that fit within our strategic vision of Identity, Diversity and Legacy. Successful projects can be hosted at Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, as well as in a number of other spaces in Malta and Gozo. More information about our spaces can be found here.
For more guidance about applying, please read the information below. We also encourage you to come and talk with our Programmes Coordinators at one of our regular IKKREA information sessions. These free events are an opportunity to learn more about what Spazju Kreattiv offers, and to discuss how your ideas might be developed with us.
Once you have read all of the information on this page carefully, please submit your proposal through our Application Form.
Call for Proposals Calendar for 2019 / 2020
Early Call: Friday, 1 June 2018 - Wednesday, 1 August 2018 Decisions by Friday, 24 August 2018
Main Call: Friday, 3 August 2018 - Wednesday, 2 January 2019 Decisions by Friday, 25 January 2019
Late Call: Friday, 4 January 2019 - Wednesday, 20 March 2019 Decisions by Friday, 12 April 2019
Additional Call: Friday, 22 March 2019 - Wednesday, 1 May 2019 Decisions by Friday, 24 May 2019
Specific Call: Friday, 3 May 2019 - Wednesday, 29 May 2019 Decisions by Friday, 21 June 2019
Final Call and Early Call 2020/2021: Friday, 31 May 2019 - Wednesday, 31 July 2019 Decisions by Friday, 23 August 2019
Spazju Kreattiv's strategic vision for its programme of events is based upon three key principles: Identity, Diversity and Legacy. Successful proposals will reflect on and explore these ideas.
IDENTITY: Creativity, art, and culture are different concepts related to one another. Who we are as a creative community depends on a clear understanding of the differences and overlaps between these three constructs. Proposals should:
have a clearly defined purpose and aims;
be relevant to Malta's creative ecology;
have international relevance (including export potential);
directly engage with personal and/or collective identity.
DIVERSITY: Spazju Kreattiv seeks to present innovative work and encourage creativity. As per Fondazzjoni Kreattività's Mission Statement, we seek 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.” We are particularly interested in championing underrepresented creative forms. Your proposal should:
engage audiences as active participants;
provide opportunities for underrepresented audience groups;
have an interdisciplinary component.
LEGACY: Knowing where we come from and what we are leaving behind are essential qualities of engagement with aspects of legacy. While being aware of our heritage and how this informs new work, it is also necessary for works presented through Spazju Kreattiv to demonstrate an awareness of whatever can and will be left behind. This will provide the opportunity for future generations to appreciate the creative efforts presented in our time. A proposal should:
be aware of the historical context of the work and its medium in Malta;
have a plan for long-term preservation of the work through documentation;
consider the present and future impact of the work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be able to get a cost estimate for my project requirements at Spazju Kreattiv?
We can provide you with an indicative cost of your project proposal upon receipt of a detailed cost breakdown. A final estimate of costs will be provided ahead of the formal agreement, entered into by both parties when the proposed work has been programmed to the agreed dates.
Does my project proposal need to fit in with all the keywords listed in the Selection Criteria?
The proposal needs to have a focused creative concept that directly relates to at least one of the main strategic vision points: identity, diversity, and legacy. A better understanding of these three points can be found above.
Am I allowed to apply again in the following call for proposals if my project is not chosen for the current call for proposals?
Yes, if your project is not chosen within one round of decisions you may apply for the next call for proposals, as long as you take into consideration any and all official feedback given to you after the first application.
Would Spazju Kreattiv consider funding the proposed project?
Spazju Kreattiv is not primarily a funding body. However, if the project is accepted and deemed to be of exceptional quality by the Artistic Director, we may discuss alternative funding solutions with the applicant.
What can Spazju Kreattiv provide?
Spazju Kreattiv provides space, equipment and other technical services, as well as professional creative management services, as needed. Each proposal will be discussed and quoted accordingly once the project has been accepted for inclusion in our programme.
What other operational considerations are there for projects using the St James Cavalier space?
There are two main things to consider: operational hours, and health and safety. St James Cavalier operates daily between 6am and midnight, although public opening hours vary (please see our home page). If the applicant requires access to the space beyond operating hours, extra service fees will need to be covered along with other established expenses/costs. All projects must abide with EU health and safety regulations.
Once this current call closes will there be other call for proposals which are open? There is usually a gap of only a couple of days between each call closing and opening.