Artist in Residence

ŻfinMalta's AiR2022 - Open Call

Applications for AiR 2024 are now closed!


Thank you to all who applied for our Artist in Residence programme this season: Our artists will be be announced soon.


ŻfinMalta’s Artist in Residence (AiR) programme, now in its 7th season, is being extended to offer more support for emerging dance-makers. As part of ŻfinMalta’s Artist Development programme, AiR2024 provides a platform for locally-based artists who are interested in expanding their skills, and taking more risks in the development and presentation of their ideas.




The National Dance Company is offering locally based dance makers a space for research and dialogue. ŻfinMalta welcomes both experienced and emerging artists based in the Maltese Islands, who are currently undertaking choreographic research, to develop and explore their work further in a new context. AiR2024 aims to provide the time and space for focus on the creation and development of movement-based work.




Sergiu Matis


Rochelle Gatt, Zoe Camilleri, Benjamin Ord, Ana Jezabel Carreira, Colectivo Lamajara


Rochelle Gatt, Deborah Falzon & Julienne Schembri, Anna Adam


Chakib Zidi, Patsy Chetcuti, Alicja Sośnia


Francesca Saraullo & Margerita Pulè, Sarah Vella


Sarah Vella, Charlene Galea & David Grech, Valentina Cauchi

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Colectivo Lamajara

“Super happy with the experience, it was a real pleasure to be in Malta.”

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Sergiu Matis

During the residency in Valletta I was invited by Paolo Mangiola, to share my practice, the Visible Thinking Body (VTB) through a workshop for the company dancers. The environment provided a rich and inspiring base for the exploration of the VTB tools, which are different ways of navigating and thinking about the body in motion. ‘What moves us today, how do we stand, and what are we standing for?’ were questions for reflecting on the importance of dance in our time. The dancers attending the residency workshop were open to exposing their self-exploration in motion, and had a very personal attraction and fascination with dance which encouraged my physical, ethnographic research further.”

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Rochelle Gatt

“… so meaningful at this stage of my career. I am really motivated to share even further with the dance community in Malta.”

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Ana Jezabel Carreira

“A perfect beginning to our process. I am really happy and it is because of the work that goes into opportunities like this that artists can survive.”

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Zoe Camilleri

“This is a great initiative that will help young and emerging creators and artists and give them dedicated time to experiment with their work. The week helped me to focus my thoughts and ideas and put them into physical form. It also allowed me the space, time and finances to get people on board with this project and experiment in collaboration. I truly appreciated it!”

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Benjamin Ord

“Many thanks for all your help, it has been a great week being on the residency!”


For further information and to discuss the ŻfinMalta Artist in Residence programme, please contact our Education & Outreach Officer, Martina Zammit on