Artist in Residence

ŻfinMalta's AiR2022 - Open Call
Dates: April – September 2022
Location: ŻfinMalta Studios, Valletta

ŻfinMalta  – National Dance Company is offering 6 residencies between April – September 2022.   



Following three successful years, ŻfinMalta’s Artist in Residence (AiR) programme is being extended to offer more support for emerging dance-makers.  As part of ŻfinMalta’s Artist Development programme, AiR2022 provides a platform for 6 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 6 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.  AiR2022 aims to provide the time and space for focus on the creation and development of movement-based work. 


Dati: April – Settembru 2022
Post: ŻfinMalta Studios, Il-Belt Valletta

ŻfinMalta  – b’ sitt opportunitajiet ta’ riċerka bejn April u Settembru 2022 

Wara tlett snin ta’ suċċessi, il-programm Artist in Residence (AiR) ta’ ŻfinMalta qiegħed jiġi estiż sabiex jappoġġja iktar kreattivi emerġenti. AiR2022, bħala parti mill-programm ta’ Żvilupp tal-Artist tal-istess Kumpanija Nazzjonali, jipprovdi pjattaforma għal 6 artisti interessati li jwessgħu l-ħiliet tagħhom, u jieħdu iktar riskji fl-iżvilupp u l-preżentazzjoni tal-ideat tagħhom 





Il-Kumpanija Nazzjonali taż-Żfin qiegħdha toffri spazju għar-riċerka u d-djalogu lill-sitt artisti lokali. ŻfinMalta tilqaartisti ibbażati f’Malta, irrispettivament mil-livell ta’ esperjenza tagħhom, li bħalissa għaddejjin b’riċerka korjografika sabiex jiżviluppaw u jesploraw xogħlhom iktar, f’kuntest ġdid. L-għan ta’ AiR2022 huwa li jipprovdi l-ħin u l-ispazju sabiex l-artist jiffoka fuq il-ħolqien u l-iżvilupp ta’ xogħol ibbażat fuq il-moviment. 


Residents / Residenti

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, Sarah Vella
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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