The government is promoting the notion of autonomy through the creation of a number of state-funded foundations and other structures (e.g. Heritage Malta, the Foundation for the Centre for Creativity, the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, etc.). These bodies are given the power to initiate new partnerships with the private sector without the need to refer to bureaucratic practice, which has often proved stifling and frustrating. However, the Ministry for Culture often takes steps to ensure the effectiveness of the arms-length policy.
Governance of cultural infrastructure is a major policy concern and prioritised in cultural policy. In order to facilitate better coordination of cultural infrastructure projects, the Minister for Culture appointed a Coordinating Board for Cultural Projects. To date, the CBCP has worked on the development of a contemporary arts space, the brief for a music hall/ performing arts space and creative clusters.
See also chapter 1.1 on main features of the current cultural policy model.