Arts Council Malta has published the final Strategy 2025 that sets out its vision, mission, and goals for the coming years, bolstered by its commitment towards cultural rights. Strategy 2025 lays out three overarching themes—‘Care Create Flourish’—that serve as a bridge between the Council’s strategic goals, principles, and strategic areas.
Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici stated that, “[…] the Strategy 2025 was developed in partnership with a number of stakeholders from the cultural and creative sectors, as well as members of the public who have the arts and culture at heart. It is also in tune with the policy that envisions culture being embraced for the wellbeing of all. Wider participation in the arts and culture leads to more innovation, creative engagement, artistic legacy, active citizenship, and overall enhanced wellbeing—and this is where this Strategy becomes integral.”
Strategy 2025 is based on ten guiding principles underpinned by the concept of cultural rights as defined by UNESCO, building upon the tenets of UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UNESCO recommendations on the Status of the Artist, as in Malta’s National Cultural Policy 2021.
Find out more about the strategy and its development under the following PDF.