Open Call: Roberto Cimetta Fund – Valletta 2018 Mobility Funding

Closing Date: 1.7 2018. “In the context of Valletta’s title of European Capital of Culture 2018, where Valletta is physically and culturally a crossroads and meeting point in the centre of the Mediterranean, this fund aims to aid mobility, communication, collaboration and exchange between diverse cultures and to contribute to local, community participation in the arts in the broader context of the Euro-Arab-Middle East geographical zone.”

General Roberto Cimetta Fund Criteria

  • Travel must show potential for a constructive and long-term impact on the arts sector in a concrete, localised context in the Euro-Arab-Middle East geographical region;
  • Travel must contribute to the applicant’s professional development, which in turn can be shared in a “networking” fashion that will benefit connecting artists and operators in the applicant’s own country or region so as to maintain, renew and develop contemporary arts practise;
  • No nationality or age criteria apply to the fund; however the applicant must live or work in the Euro-Arab-Middle East geographical region;
  • The applicant’s profession must be one of the following; administrator in the cultural field, artist, creator, cultural organiser, performer, project leader in the cultural field, or teacher;
  • Applications must be made by individuals rather than organisations. Only three members of a group can apply for a grant concerning the same project;

Valletta 2018 Criteria

  • Application for mobility must directly address one of the themes of Valletta 2018’s European Capital of Culture Cultural Programme (Island Stories, Future Baroque and Voyages)
  • Applicants must be either living or working
    > in Malta, and developing projects specific to the Euro-Arab-Middle East geographical region;
    > living or working in Europe and/or the Mediterranean Region, and wishing to travel to Malta to make an artistic intervention in the wider Euro-Arab-Middle East context;
    > living or working in Europe and/or the Arab-Middle East region, and wishing to travel within the Euro-Arab-Middle East geographical region for collaborative work specific to Malta’s context in that region

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