ARC Research & Consultancy was set up in 2014 with the purpose of servicing creation, practice, and production within the cultural and creative sectors.
We advocate for the development and sustainability of these sectors and continuously aim to facilitate connections with local, regional, national, and international entities. We do this through collaboration, participation in networks, policy research, and cultural initiatives. Our team brings a multitude of experience and knowledge of the cultural and creative sectors, having been involved in drafting the 2011 Cultural Policy and the 2020 ACM Strategy, working with the creation and implementation of the Malta Arts Fund, the bid for European Capital of Culture: Valletta 2018, and the setting up of ŻfinMalta and the ŻiguŻajg Season at Spazju Kreattiv - amongst other significant initiatives.
Based on the Mediterranean island of Malta, we are the local point of contact for EFFE - Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe - an initiative of the European Festivals Association co-financed by the European Union. We are also the Malta partner for the Medinea project - Mediterranean Incubator of Emerging Artists - which is coordinated by the Festival d’Aix en Provence and which consists of more than twenty cultural organisations operating in the music sector and engaged in dynamics of exchange and collaboration at an international level.
We bring together tools and resources, combine them with appropriate methodologies and expertise, and provide relevant insight into the cultural and creative sectors, and beyond. Recent research projects include: Resources for Online Performances (Malta Arts Fund - 2020), The Impact of Covid-19 on the Cultural and Creative Sectors (Independent - 2020), and Cultural Partnership Review (Arts Council Malta - 2019).
Our team brings holistic and relevant experience as well as profound knowledge of the latest developments in the cultural and creative sectors.
We have a track record of international stakeholder relationships that have been built on the basis of cultural exchange and growth.
We seek to empower emerging cultural professionals, to facilitate conversations and to lead insightful debate.
We invite you to keep an eye out for opportunities linked to professional development, research participation, knowledge-sharing, and more
If you would like to know more about our research, discuss potential collaborations, or make the most of opportunities related to our projects, please drop us a line below and we’ll be in touch shortly.