Darrin Zammit Lupi

Following the success of recent years, Arts Council Malta is excited to present the 11th edition of Malta’s largest outdoor festival, which will be held on the 1st October. The Notte Bianca team would like to invite interested parties to submit expressions of interest to be considered for the 2016 programme.

“We are again calling newcomers and established artists, craftsmen and creatives who are interested in discussing their ideas and working with us to create memorable projects,” said Sean Buhagiar, artistic director for Notte Bianca. Buhagiar added, “We want to listen to any great ideas out there waiting to become fantastic projects. If these fit within our artistic vision for this year, we will be setting up meetings to listen to your concepts and work hand in hand to develop them.”

With over 1,000 participants, over 100 events and growing, Notte Bianca is Malta’s largest platform for artists and creatives alike. Audiences get to experience a multitude of cultural projects, from street and performing arts to visual arts, new media, live music, literature, gastronomy and fairs. With over 70,000 people flocking to Valletta last year, Notte Bianca has become a cultural landmark and one of Malta’s favourite nights out.


Photo credits to Darrin Zammit Lupi


The artistic director mentioned some of the future plans for this year’s spectacular celebration of arts and culture.

“This year, we also have some great surprises up our sleeve – new media and audiovisual arts are going to get a great boost. We are working towards an exciting two year run-up to 2018 and have fresh visions just out of our creative oven,” explained Buhagiar.

The application form is available on the Notte Bianca website or from Arts Council Malta at 16, Casa Scaglia, Mikiel Anton Vassalli Street, Valletta. Applications will be accepted until the 26th February at noon. Late applications will not be accepted. For more information please contact Arts Council Malta on 23397000.