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CALL FOR SCORES: The Malta International Arts Festival in collaboration with London Sinfonietta 

The Malta International Arts Festival has issued three calls for applications for interested individuals working across different artistic fields. The works of the selected artists will be performed and exhibited this coming July.

CALL FOR SCORES

The Malta International Arts Festival in collaboration with London Sinfonietta

For the upcoming festival, the Malta International Arts Festival has created a residency with one of the world’s leading exponents of contemporary music, namely the London Sinfonietta. Following an open call for compositions, London Sinfonietta Principal Violin and Viola Jonathan Morton and Paul Silverthorne, together with violinist Daniel Pioro and cellist Lionel Handy, will be working with a group of composers to workshop new pieces for a string quartet. The fruits of their endeavours will be open to the public to experience at 5pm. 

This is a rare opportunity for Maltese composers, or composers living in Malta, to submit a work for string quartet (with a maximum duration of 7 minutes). Two or three compositions will be chosen and will be workshopped with the players, together with a conductor, in an open session led by the London Sinfonietta. There will also be an informal session in which the chosen work will be shared in a public setting. Both the workshop and the performance will take place on 6 July, 2017 at Esplora. 

To apply, please submit a PDF version of the work to the Artistic Director Dr Michelle Castelletti at michelle.castelletti@maltaartsfestival.org by no later than 31 May, 2017. The email should be titled MIAF2017: Call for Scores. The festival and the London Sinfonietta reserve the right not to choose a work for this performance. 

CALL FOR ARTISTS

A site-specific performance/installation

EXPLORE...THINK...IMAGINE...CREATE! is a collaboration with Esplora (www.esplora.org.mt) aimed to create a multidisciplinary, interactive day based on artists’ proposals in response to a given theme. 

Proposals are being accepted from artists to perform in the MIAF 2017. Chosen performances will be taking place at Esplora on 16 July, 2017. Proposals hailing from all art forms (music, dance, theatre, media) and across all ages are eligible, but they must be inspired by the environment of Esplora and thematically linked with the related subject matter (e.g. exploration, discovery, science meets art, and the exhibits themselves), as well as the space itself. The duration of the performance/installation is flexible. For less conventional artistic proposals, a site visit is recommended. 

Applicants should submit a letter of intent, with an explanation of their project or performance, as well as a biography, photos, digital samples of the work, and a list of any technical requirements to the Artistic Director Dr Michelle Castelletti at michelle.castelletti@maltaartsfestival.org by no later than 31 May, 2017. The email should be titled MIAF 2017: Explore, Think, Imagine, Create.

Please note that logistics are very limited and that there is no piano available; however, keyboards may be used. The festival reserves the right not to choose any work for this curated day. 

 

CALL FOR ART

Following last year’s fantastic response for the call for artwork, MIAF2017 is issuing a similar call for this year’s programme.

Visual artists are invited to submit a work for inclusion within this year’s festival printed programme. Any visual artform which can be reproduced in print via photography is accepted. Artists are asked to use the current events, themes, and performances as an inspiration for their work. The programme page size is as follows: 16cm width x 26cm height per page.

To apply, please submit a digital copy in high resolution of your work to the Artistic Director Dr Michelle Castelletti at michelle.castelletti@maltaartsfestival.org. The email should be entitled MIAF2017: Call for Art. Applications should be received by no later than 31 May, 2017. The festival reserves the right not to choose any work for this publication.

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