Toni Attard

Founder and Director, Culture Venture, Malta

Toni Attard is founder and director at Culture Venture. Previously he was director of strategy at Arts Council Malta where he was responsible for the leadership of the strategy team that create, develop and implement the Council's Create 2020 strategy. He is one of the authors of Malta's cultural policy and served as creative economy advisor within the Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment, to develop a national strategy for the cultural and creative industries in Malta. Toni is a visiting lecturer in arts management at the University of Malta and a regular speaker at international conferences on arts and culture. He is a founding member of Opening Doors, an NGO for the artistic development of adults with learning disabilities. He is also an actor, theatre director, and served as festival director for four editions of ZiguZajg international festival for children and young people until 2015. He graduated from the University of Malta with an honors degree in communications and theatre studies. As a Chevening scholar he completed his postgraduate degree in cultural management and policy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He was a Facilitator of the YCI Forum in 2017, and 2018.


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