Artists, act now, because funds will come and go

Malta Today,
29 March 2015, Malta

A time may come when public funds for artists may dry up, the Arts Council Malta’s director of strategy Toni Attard warned.

“Artists need financial aid in order to survive, and there are still large gaps in this regard,” Attard said. “It’s also problematic because the ‘sponsorship culture’ isn’t particularly strong in Malta.

“Luckily, where other countries are cutting back public funding of the arts, in Malta it’s only increased over the past couple of years. However, just because we’re going through this excitement right now, doesn’t mean this excitement will go on forever.