Blitz is an independent, not-for-profit, project space which supports experimental and radical arts practice in all its forms. Blitz is a space to develop ideas, build relationships and nurture creative talent.
Blitz operates within a four-level, 400-year-old Valletta townhouse, which has been repurposed into a site for residencies, exhibitions and education, and a social space for the creative and the curious.
Blitz is a curated space with a focus on contemporary existence, its constant state of flux, and the ubiquitous presence of digital culture. Our mission is to work closely with artists, curators, writers and researchers who are articulating these trends through cross-media and trans-disciplinary practice.
The Blitz Residency Programme is a core strand of its artistic and public programme, created to facilitate a long-term, international artistic cultural exchange, while fortifying our role as cultural incubator and advocate organisation for contemporary art practice in Malta. The site of the Blitz Residency Programme is a self-contained, purpose-built apartment within the Blitz building. Our objective is to invite artists working across creative fields in a range of media, including (but not limited to) film, photography, performance, sound, immersive installation and digital platforms.
Residents are encouraged to experiment and to research their project, culminating in a final production for presentation to the public which can take the form of an exhibition, performance, publication, screening, series of talks or workshops etc, depending on the nature of the resident’s work. Local engagement, such as open studio days, workshops and talks, is crucial to the programme and to establishing a dialogue with our local community of artists, researchers, educators, professionals and students.
In the event of force majeure, or if circumstance dictates, the Portfolio Review reserves the right to amend, postpone or cancel the Awards. It cannot be held liable for such modifications.