Calling All Theatre Companies: Applications Now Open for the Theatre Company Programme

Are you a theatre company with a burning passion for the stage, but lacking the space and resources to bring your creative visions to life? Well, we’ve got fantastic news for you! Arts Council Malta, in collaboration with Teatru Malta, the National Theatre Company, is thrilled to announce the launch of the Theatre Company Programme. This initiative is designed to empower theatre companies like yours, offering funding, support, and an opportunity to become an Associate Company of Teatru Malta for the next three years.

What’s the Theatre Company Programme All About?

Imagine having access to a dedicated space where your creative ideas can flourish, your ensemble can thrive, and your artistic journey can unfold over the course of three years. The Theatre Company Programme is all about providing mid-career and established theatre companies with the means to secure their own rehearsal and performance space, fostering an environment where innovation and collaboration can take centre stage.

Who Can Apply?

If you’re a passionate ensemble-based theatre company with a track record of producing compelling work for at least three years, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. Whether you’re a registered entity with the Malta Business Registry or enrolled with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations, you’re eligible to apply. Moreover, theatre ensembles or companies can join forces and submit a joint application. As part of the program, successful applicants will also be encouraged to mentor a younger theatre company or group, fostering a sense of community and paying it forward.

What’s in It for You?

The Theatre Company Programme offers more than just financial support. If selected, you could receive a grant of up to €100,000 disbursed over three consecutive years. This funding can cover essential expenses such as rehearsal and performance space rental or venue management fees. But that’s not all – becoming an Associate Company of Teatru Malta opens doors to exciting collaboration opportunities, including the potential for co-productions and close interaction with our creative team. It’s more than a partnership; it’s a journey of shared artistic growth.

How to Apply

You can apply by following the following steps;

  • Prepare Your Portfolio: Showcase your theatre company’s journey, highlighting your impactful work over the past three years. Demonstrate your passion and commitment to the craft.
  • Scout Your Ideal Space: Identify the space you envision as the birthplace of your creative endeavours. Whether it’s a rehearsal studio, a performance venue, or both – choose wisely.
  • Craft Your Proposal: Present a compelling proposal outlining how the funding will be utilised, your plans for collaboration, and your commitment to mentorship.
  • Complete the Application: Visit the Arts Council Malta website and follow the application instructions carefully 👉