Artistic fields
Applied Arts, Architecture, Curating, Dance, Design, Digital, Drawing, Education, Fashion, Film, Installation, Interdisciplinary, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textiles, Video, Visual Arts, Writing
Online residency exhibition
2000 EUR Budget per artist, which includes an artist fee of €500 and a production budget for the artwork proposed in the application.
No other grants are currently available, however selected candidates are issued a letter of acceptance for individual grant-seeking and funding applications.
Blitz Valletta’s Digital Residency is open to highly motivated individuals from all artistic disciplines, including (but not limited to) new media, digital platforms, film, photography, performance, painting, sound, architecture, electronic music, installation, and will be selected through a competitive open call. Selected applicants must have recently graduated (2017 onwards) from an arts-related postgraduate degree and are requested to present a proposal for an original artwork to be produced and exhibited on our digital platform OPEN, dedicated to Blitz’s digital programme of exhibitions, talks and activities. The residency will include a research and production phase of approximately one month, during which the resident artist will be in a conversation with Blitz’s curatorial team while participating in a mentorship programme with Art Critic, Writer, Digital Art Specialist Valentina Tanni, together with a minimum of three international visiting professors and project-specific technical experts. The production phase will be followed by the launch of the proposed new artwork, which will be exhibited online for a minimum of two months. Public engagement is crucial to the residency programme, taking the form of virtual open studios, a workshop and/or a talk for a community of artists, researchers, educators, professionals and students. All these activities will be performed virtually and must form part of the applicant’s proposal. Blitz’s curator will be in discussion with the residents prior to and during the residency about their work and intentions. The curator’s role will be to guide, discuss and work with the residents towards an idea or concept that is agreed upon by both parties. Each resident has access to Blitz staff and associates, who will offer guidance and support, and introduce the resident to the institution’s network. Our aim is to foster and encourage collaborations that are sustainable beyond the framework of the residency. Blitz Valletta is offering three online residencies for the duration of three months each, starting February 2022, June 2022 and October 2022. One of the three residencies is exclusive to a Maltese artist. Each residency will follow the timeline below: Month 1 – mentoring programme, lectures with three international visiting professors, research and production of the artwork, virtual open studio Month 2 – launch of the artwork on Blitz Valletta website, virtual press conference Month 3 – duration of the online exhibition and public programme (talk / workshop) Applicants from all over the world may apply and contact hours will be adjusted to facilitate the participation of artists in various time zones. Blitz Valletta reserves the right to determine the order of the selected candidates for the three residencies in order to ensure a smooth implementation of the programme. February 2022 1st residency research and production March-April 2022 1st residency exhibition June 2022 2nd residency research and production July-August 2022 2nd residency exhibition October 2022 3rd residency research and production November-December 2022 3rd residency exhibition
Valetta, Malta
3 months
Required documents
Artist Statement
Artwork / Portfolio
Project Sketch
Materials in excess of the limits above will not be viewed by the committee. Title your PDF document in the following way: Firstname_Lastname_BlitzResidency2022.pdf Your submission must not exceed 10mb in total. Subject line: DIGITAL RESIDENCY APPLICATION
Application type
The Blitz Valletta Team
Jury Members
Alexandra Pace
Sara Dolfi Agostini
Valentina Tanni
Oliver Laric
Previous Winners
Selection Date