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Carnival Village, costumes museum and funds for local artists

A new financing programme for television stations to improve their cultural programmes will be introduced.

19 November 2014, 7:57am
Financing for artists to export their work abroad

A financing programme of €200,000 will be set up to help local artists export their work. An €86,000 co-financed investment will be part of the EU’s ‘Creative Europe’ programme. Extensive work will also be carried out on the national Museum of Fine Arts and ‘cultural clusters’ will also be developed. The government added that studies for the development of the ‘Malta International Contemporary Arts Space’ are at an “advanced stage”.

Carnival Village project to kick off with €80,000 fund

An €80,000 fund will be set up to finance the initial stages of a ‘Carnival Village’.

Fund for cultural programmes on TV stations

A new financing programme for television stations to improve their cultural programmes will be introduced.

Costumes museum

The government will set up a museum for historical Maltese costumes, from the days of the Order of St John to the modern day. Local designers will also be able to produce and exhibit their work there.

Regeneration of the Valletta market

Work on the regeneration of the Old Market in Merchants Street, Valletta will start next year after the government issued a call for interest earlier this year.

Co-production fund with V18 Foundation

A co-production fund between public cultural entities and the Valletta 2018 Foundation will be set up with an initial €208,000 investment.

The Malta Arts Council will be restructured and public cultural entities will benefit from enhanced government funding.

Great Siege’s 450th anniversary

The government will commemorate the 450th anniversary of the Great Siege next year with the help of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.