Blitz was founded in June 2013 as a grassroots, artist-run contemporary arts space. The vision was clear and enthusiasm abundant. The succeeding years have brought exponential growth both for the organisation and our audience, and established Blitz as pivotal in the development of Malta’s contemporary art scene. The foundations have been laid and Blitz has formed an identity and a presence which has extended beyond the island to the international art world.
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. In developing a sustainable independent art space, Blitz programmes seek to engage new audiences in contemporary arts; investigate how access to high-quality exhibitions can be improved; and serve as the impetus to expand the local contemporary cultural infrastructure. Blitz aims to break down all barriers to the the enjoyment of contemporary art, engendering a culture which recognises the the positive effects of being culturally active for individuals, communities, and society at large.
Blitz is open to the public on a project-by-project basis, and opening hours are announced accordingly.
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