Arts Council Malta (ACM) is the national agency for development and investment in the cultural and creative sectors.
MALTA PAVILION COMMISSIONER: Arts Council Malta
The Malta Pavilion is commissioned by Arts Council Malta under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice, Culture and Local Government. It also forms part of the Cultural programme of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2017. Malta’s participation in the 57th International Art Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia reflects the international ambitions of Arts Council Malta and is one of 70 actions being implemented as part of Create 2020, the Council’s five-year strategy for the cultural and creative sectors.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE MALTA PAVILION
2017 marks the official return of the Malta Pavilion at the Venice Biennale – the oldest and most prestigious event in the international visual art calendar – for the first time in 18 years. Malta’s presence at the prestigious international art exhibition in Venice marks the start of a major international programme of cultural activity, whose capital city, Valletta, will be the European Capital of Culture in 2018. Participation in the 2017 Venice Biennale also takes place concurrently with the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2017.