Advisory & Consultation Phase:

Events Working Unit [Group C]

Focal Points: Audiences & Collaborators 

Date:   

4th November 2020

                          

Moderator:

Quinton Scerri

Time:  

14:30–16:30

                                     

Provocateur:

Marta Vella

Rapporteur:

Kit Azzopardi

* The Advisory Group is made up of representatives from Public Cultural Organisations, Beneficiaries of Investment in Cultural

Organisations & the Gozo Cultural Support Programme, Festivals, Public Entities, Associations & Organisations, Lobby Groups, Cultural

Operators (Management, Education, Communities), Beneficiaries of the Malta Arts Fund Special Call, and Participants of the ACMlab

Special Series & Arts Reboot Series.

 

Session Outcomes:

The following suggestions and/or solutions for the Cultural and Creative Sectors were outlined and shared by sector stakeholders during the Advisory Group session:

  • Experimentation is encouraged at this time, particularly in terms of finding ways to keep in touch with one’s audiences and to expand awareness of one’s projects and/or initiatives.

 

  • The creation, development and implementation of digital strategies and/or formats should be taken up as a primary plan (as opposed to an afterthought) so as to enable environments that encourage aspirations towards quality. 

 

  • Audience fatigue is expected as a result of the saturation of the internet with recorded and/or online performances; artists are encouraged to explore new collaborations which could lead to the creation of more engaging content.

 

  • Smaller, modular events as well as promenade setups are considered the most suitable formats in the present context; larger events still appear to be problematic given the current restrictions. The support of producers and venues is to be sought to enable longer runs of events for a more sustainable landscape, and the exploration of non-conventional presentation spaces is encouraged. 

 

  • There is a growing potential for the gamification of the arts and development of arts-centred platforms, which will require training and investment in order to come to fruition.

Contact

Arts Council Malta
TG Complex Suite 1, Level 1
Brewery Street
Mriehel BKR 3000

 

Tel: +356 2334 7227

Email: artsassistance@artscouncilmalta.org 

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