National space for contemporary arts

Ritratt: DOI - Pierre Sammut

Malta is set to open its first ever national space for contemporary arts.

This was announced by Minister of Culture Owen Bonnici who introduced the MICA project (Malta International Contemporary Art Space).

Phyllis Muscat was appointed Chairperson of the Coordination Board for Cultural Projects and is leading the project.

The MICA project will be in the Ospizio and Ritirata spaces in Floriana, which is currently undergoing restoration work conducted by the Directorate of Restoration. IPO studio has designed MICAS’ interior galleries and will be officially launched in 2021, with pieces by international artist, Ugo Rondinione.

Parliamentary Secretary for Consumer Protection and V18 Deo Debattista, said that this space will continue to push artists to showcase their talent and commitment and thus Malta continues to rise on the global cultural stage.

MICA is co-finance by the Government and the European Regional Development Fund for the development of internal galleries.