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MALTA

Adrian Debattista

Research associate

Adrian Debattista graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and later completed a MA in Arts and Cultural Management at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh after being awarded an ESF funded scholarship. His dissertation was a research project focusing on shifting identities and roles of independent live music promoters in Malta as cultural intermediaries and their mobilisation of social, cultural and symbolic capital in stakeholder management. Since 2015, he has been a research associate at the Arts Council Malta where he develops and manages the council's research programme as per its strategy, with the aim to produce a knowledge base from which effective policy recommendations can be made. Recently, Debattista was appointed by the Culture Directorate within the Ministry for Culture as a member of the working group designing and drafting Malta's next National Cultural Policy document for the years 2020-2025.

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Neville Borg

Research associate

Adrian Debattista graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and later completed a MA in Arts and Cultural Management at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh after being awarded an ESF funded scholarship. His dissertation was a research project focusing on shifting identities and roles of independent live music promoters in Malta as cultural intermediaries and their mobilisation of social, cultural and symbolic capital in stakeholder management. Since 2015, he has been a research associate at the Arts Council Malta where he develops and manages the council's research programme as per its strategy, with the aim to produce a knowledge base from which effective policy recommendations can be made. Recently, Debattista was appointed by the Culture Directorate within the Ministry for Culture as a member of the working group designing and drafting Malta's next National Cultural Policy document for the years 2020-2025.

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The Maltese profile was first prepared by Mario Azzopardi and updated by Azzopardi until 2006. Until 2016, the profile was updated by Anthony Attard.

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