Call for Site-Specific Installations.

Call for Site-Specific Installations.

Applications are now closed

MUŻA, the National Museum of Art, is introducing a new opportunity for all artists to exhibit Site-Specific Installations in the MUŻA foyer and in Merchants’ Street, Valletta on the side of the entrance to MUŻA.

Artists are invited to submit challenging, curious, and immersive projects for this new call which will be available on our calendar for temporary exhibitions between August 2024 and December 2026.

MUZA Vision

Connecting people through ART.

MUZA Mission 

We strive to achieve our vision by:

  • Putting people at the core of what we do at MUŻA.
  • To serve as the hub of artistic expression, design and debate. 
  • Nurture art appreciation through enjoyment, discovery and learning.
  • Conserving and preserving Malta’s National art collection to honour our past, respond to our present and inspire our future recognising our distinct National Identity.
  • Stimulate cultural awareness, diversity and inclusiveness.

Call availability:

Applications are to reach MUZA through the online call for proposals from the 11th April  2023 to end June 2023 at noon. The online application form is available on the MUŻA and Heritage Malta website. 

For a concise breakdown of dates pertaining to this Call, kindly refer to the timeline further below. 

Application procedure:

Step 1 – The interested applicant fills in the application, attaches the required documents and presses ‘submit’. The applicant receives a receipt of application through the provided email address. 

Step 2 – Where necessary, applicants will be contacted for further questioning on any queries presented by the Exhibitions Board. Applicants have 1 week to answer queries pertaining to their application. 

Step 3 – Accepted applicants will be contacted by the curatorial team to start the necessary discussions and way forward. 


Start of programme –  August 2024


End of programme –  December 2026





Call launch

Tuesday11th April 2023


11weeks +

Call closing

Friday 30th June 2023


2  weeks

Exhibitions Board decision deadline – round 1

Friday 14th July 2023


1 week

Deadline for communication with applicants for further information / or clarifications of any queries

Friday 21st  July 2023


1 week

Deadline for responses from applicants regarding queries

Friday 28th July 2023


1 week

Exhibitions Board decision deadline – round 2

Friday 4th August 2023


1 week

Final decision communicated to applicants

Friday 11th August 2023


Available spaces + site plans + available items/services per site:

MUŻA Public Space 

MUŻA – Corridor 1 Site Plan
MUŻA – Corridor 2 Site Plan
MUŻA – Corridor 3 Site Plan 
MUŻA – Courtyard Site Plan

Merchant Street Valletta upper part

Applicants can choose to indicate the courtyard (note: only half of which only can be used for the allocation of works), the foyer from the Merchants’ Str entrance leading to the courtyard or the corridor which from the MUZA foyer leads to the entrance to the national collection galleries to exhibit their works. MUZA may allocate alternative sites.  The applicant should keep in mind that this is a public space with free access. Any damages are the applicants’ responsibility. Free-standing, large-scale and installation works are highly recommended.

Applicant Benefits:

  • Accepted applicants will benefit from free use of the Auberge d’Italie space/s confirmed by the curatorial team and adhering to the call’s available spaces. 
  • The opportunity to form part and exhibit as part of the MUŻA exhibition calendar. 
  • Applicants will coordinate with, be assisted and supported by Heritage Malta’s exhibitions, logistics and curatorial staff for the setting up of their exhibitions.
  • The accepted applicant will receive installation support consisting of basic exhibition logistics such as basic lighting and a selection of technical construction to be confirmed with the Exhibitions Department.
  • The applicant will benefit from in-house marketing and promotional elements confirmed with the curatorial and marketing teams including an in-house leaflet design and printing for every project/exhibition on the programme. 
  • Overtime of Front of House staff covered during inauguration of project/exhibition.

Proposal submission guidelines and conditions:

  • All interested Projects/Curators/Artists wishing to form part of the MUŻA exhibitions calendar must submit an application using the online system presented hereunder. 
  • All proposals must be submitted by the closing deadline. Any proposals submitted after the final deadline will not be considered.
  • All proposals are to adhere to creative and artistic practices presented in the artistic vision and the MUŻA mission statement above. 
  • Exhibitions will not be charged but an artwork or/and the documentation is to be donated to Heritage Malta to form part of the National Collection. Final choice of artwork will be decided together with the curatorial team. 
  • Venue reservations will not be considered on the MUŻA call for proposals and part of the creative programme. For venue reservations kindly email
  • Attached documents are to be submitted in PDF format. 
  • Lists of prices and means to mark an artwork as ‘sold’ or ‘reserved’ are not permitted. 
  • For the inauguration and any other events tied exclusively to the exhibition, artists will avail themselves of MUŻA Café’s catering facilities.
  • A formal agreement including all terms and conditions will be signed by Heritage Malta and the applicant following acceptance of the proposal. 
  • Any indication or suggestion of dates by the applicant in the proposal will be taken into consideration but not guaranteed. The final dates will be confirmed through an agreement signed between the applicant and Heritage Malta. All changes to dates following the signed agreement will be agreed upon and confirmed in writing with Heritage Malta and a MUŻA delegate. 
  • The applicant is responsible for any other expenses which might include extra catalogues/leaflets, additional lighting and further display material not available at MUŻA, Heritage Malta. These also include staff costs for additional events beyond inauguration, when extra initiatives are held beyond the museum’s opening hours.
  • Incomplete applications may not be considered. 
  • Any extensive changes occurring after proposal submissions are to be duly noted by sending an email to
  • If you require assistance filling in the online application form, kindly email or call on +356 2122 0006.