About ARC

ARC Research and Consultancy services creation, practice, and production within the cultural and creative sectors. We aim at promoting development and sustainability of the cultural and creative sectors and facilitating connections with local, regional, national, and international entities by means of collaboration, participation in networks, policy research, and cultural initiatives.


ARC is the Malta contact point for EFFE which stands for Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, an initiative of the European Festivals Association co-financed by the European Union. ARC is also the Malta partner for Medinea project (Mediterranean Incubator of Emerging Artists) that was created in 2011 and is coordinated by the Festival d’Aix en Provence. Medinea consists of more than twenty cultural organizations operating in the music sector and engaged in dynamics of exchange and collaboration at an international level.

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Latest News

January 15, 2018

ARC Research & Consultancy has published its programme of events for the second edition of ‘The Mediterranean Dimension’ project. This year's events are being held between the 27 February - 6 March and in view of Valletta's title of European Capital of Culture in 2018,...

December 20, 2017

The EFFE Label 2017-2018 award ceremony took place during the launch of Festivals Malta on Tuesday 5th December 2017. 14 festivals from Malta and Gozo received their certificates from the EFFE Hub (ARC Research & Consultancy) in the presence of EFFE Jury Member Haris P...

November 9, 2017

ARC Research & Consultancy opens applications for the Malta Auditions of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra - scheduled for Sunday 26th November 2017. The auditions are part of ARC's project The Mediterranean Dimension, supported by Arts Council Malta and the Valletta 2...

November 2, 2017


Free your creativity by sharing and debating your opinion about opera and allow yourself to reflect with other young opera makers on what the future of opera me...

November 2, 2017

ARC Research & Consultancy organised an Orchestra Auditions Workshop for young musicians who are interested in auditioning for the Festival d'Aix Academy's Mediterranean Youth Orchestra. The workshop, held on Sunday 29th October 2017 in collaboration with the Malta Phi...

October 23, 2017

ARC Assistant Project Manager participates on panel of Forum Aberdeen: My Culture Your Politics

ARC Assistant Project Manager, Stephanie Bonnici, was part of the panel at Forum Aberdeen on Friday 6th October, representing ARC Research & Consultancy. Titled ‘My Culture...

September 24, 2017

ARC Directors represent the Malta Hub for EFFE at the Arts Festival Salon in Brussels

Davinia Galea and Mario Frendo, representing the Malta Hub for EFFE, were present for the Arts Festival Salon celebrating the 2017 EFFE Awards on the 18th September. A meeting on the 1...

September 24, 2017

EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe - is the European Festivals Association’s mark of recognition for Europe’s most exciting arts festivals

Respected festival representatives from across Europe gathered in Brussels on 18 September for the Arts Festivals Sa...

July 3, 2017

ARC Managing Director presents paper at international conference

The conference dealing with Cultural Tourism took place in Šibenik, Croatia between 22 and 23 June

Davinia Galea, ARC Managing Director, has recently participated in an international conference Creating and...

May 4, 2017

Europe’s remarkable festivals honoured with EFFE Label 2017-2018

14 festivals from Malta awarded the EFFE Label 2017-2018

715 festivals from 39 countries received the EFFE Label 2017-2018 as ‘remarkable festivals’ in Europe. On 4 May, the Label 2017-2018 results were ann...

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