Foundation Centre for Creativity – Saint James Cavalier

National Network

St. James Cavalier, Centre for Creativity, Castille Square

00356 2122 3200
Telephone (other)
00356 2122 3216
00356 2122 3218
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. International/Cultural relations
  4. Media
  5. Research
  6. Youth and education
General Information
St James Cavalier, Centre for Creativity first opened its doors to the public on the 22nd September 2000. As the Maltese Government's Millennium Project it has taken on the role of pushing forward Malta's cultural aspirations. It has been set up as a Foundation whose board is nominated by the Minister for Tourism and Culture every three years. With a strong commitment to supporting the contemporary creative scene, the Center’s philosophy is to also take in, reflect and support the country's traditional and historical heritage and culture. Numerous film, theatre, music and literature events and festivals together with art symposia and artist residency, education and audience development programs have been successfully set up during the past five years. The Centre which is funded through a yearly government grant is managed by a management team composed of 2 full-timers and 5 part-timers with a supporting staff of 20
Mission and Objectives

The Mission Statement for St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity focuses on St James' role as a catalyst for the contemporary art scene in Malta, as well as its role as a hub were people of all ages and from all walks of life can join in the enriching act of creativity.
St James Cavalier, Centre for Creativity will contribute to the cultural well-being by
• Acting as a catalyst for all forms of expression, by providing space and extending experience to reach all people and involve them in interactive participation.
• Establishing itself as a centre for cultural exchange with other countries, thus cultivating a sense of cultural identity based on local dimensions and international diversity in the light of Malta's development of cultural tourism.
• Fostering aesthetic and cultural awareness among the younger generation.

Main Projects / Activities

During the past year St. James Cavalier hosted 25 exhibitions, screened 90 films as part of the EUROPA cinema network and organised 10 film festivals in collaboration with foreign representations in Malta. 24 theatre productions were staged at the Centre attracting audiences of more than 11,000 patrons whereas 25 musical events were presented for more than 4000 patrons.
An arts education programme for school children has welcomed more than 12,000 children and their teachers to St. James Cavalier. Yearly, St. James Cavalier organises a performing arts festival during Easter and celebrates literature during World Book Day.

Contact (1) Full Name
Mr. Chris Gatt (General Manager)
Head of the organisation
Mr. Rupert Cefai (Chairman)