Exhibition in Gozo of finalists for Art in Public Spaces Programme
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The jury has decided and ten projects proposed for various localities around Gozo and Malta have been shortlisted for The Art in Public Spaces Programme, which includes three finalists from Gozo.
The shortlisted co-created projects are being presented to the general public in an exhibition format. Since one of the main objectives of this call is to create a visual and aesthetic legacy in public spaces owned by the community, the general public will be invited to vote for the six projects that should be developed and completed during the period 2016-18.project.
In Gozo, the exhibition will be held at Il-Hagar Museum in St George’s Square Victoria between the 12th and 21st October. The public’s choice shall have a weighting of 25% in the final decision of the evaluation committee.
The programme supports meaningful public art projects with local communities that are co-owned and possibly also co-created with the artist. In doing so, artists acknowledge the needs and aspirations of communities through their art which is, in turn, acknowledged, owned and valued by the community.
The programme covers the period 2016-2018. The six projects selected will be developed and completed throughout this three-year period.
The Art in Public Spaces Programme is a Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure (MTI) project in collaboration with the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government (MJCL) with the support of Arts Council Malta (ACM) and MUZA (Heritage Malta).