SPAZJU KREATTIV — the heart of creativity in Malta!
Produced by Fondazzjoni Ċentru għall-Kreattività, Spazju Kreattiv is a programme of creative art and culture events: the Spazju Kreattiv season. Their activities are based on three strategic pillars: artistic excellence, community outreach and internationalisation. Their home is in St James Cavalier, Valletta, a 16th century fort converted into the National Centre for Creativity and a nonprofit and public cultural centre. However, they also organise activities in other locations in Malta and Gozo in cooperation with the 11 public cultural organisations, thus covering the majority of the island. Part of the core initiatives, the Spazju Kreattiv season includes an artist-in-residence programme, the only arthouse cinema programme in Malta, a range of exhibition spaces, a theatre, and a ŻiguŻajg programme (a programme of events tailored for children and families all year round). Other ventures by Fondazzjoni Kreattività, include the national festivals ŻiguŻajg and VIVA - the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival. Both these, as well as the Spazju Kreattiv season, are formulated in the context of a growing cultural creative scene in Malta, and in line with Fondazzjoni Kreattività’s remit of being a catalyst for contemporary expression, a key stakeholder in the continued legacy of the Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture, and as facilitator in the implementation of the Arts Council Malta’s Strategy 2020. [Have a look to the programme of the 2020-2021 Spazju Kreattiv season!]
Staff members: 20-30
Expertise: Creative and cultural industries
Target groups: They reach the community in its diversity.
Areas of work: Artistic activities — Community & civic activities — Art education & other educational activities — Local / regional / national projects — International projects (EU and beyond) / managing EU funds — Event management — Running other cultural infrastructure — Artistic creation / production — Cultural distribution and promotion — Networking / cooperation
Fields of work: Theatre — Music — Dance Development of alternative / non-conventional / innovative art practices — Painting, drawing — Photography — Digital arts — Graphic arts — Sculpture — Film, video — Graphic design
Topics of work: Diversity, minorities, interculturalities & identities / migration & refugees — Fighting discrimination / stereotypes, inclusion, social cohesion & community development — Intergenerational relations & ageing — Children & Young people — Disabilities & inclusion — Gender & sexual orientation equality — Participation / audience engagement — Creative & cultural industries — Territorial development on local and regional level — European citizenship and identity — International(isation) and mobility — European capitals of culture — Digitalisation — Sustainability — Climate change & environment
EU/International cooperation: Involved in Erasmus+ projects. Partners abroad: Hodworks, Off Foundation (Hungary), Copernicus Science Centre (Poland), Seven Stories (UK), PICAPIPE (Austria).
Priorities for the network: Participation in global meetings — Sharing opportunities, knowledge and ideas with fellow practitioners — Development of new collaborations — Map funding opportunities and build projects together to improve the organisation's operations and programme development (in view of the Euro-Mediterranean context and beyond)