Island identity: art between past and present
Promoting local development in Gozo by upgrading two heritage buildings to accommodate various forms of cultural and networking events.
Teatru Astra and the Victoria Local Council are two historic buildings in Victoria, Gozo. CAP funds were used to upgrade the infrastructure of these sites in order to enhance visitor experience and make them capable of hosting a variety of events. In addition, a new approach to multi-event public programming was trialled in the renovated spaces, including a lecture series, conferences and performances, as well as exhibitions of the work of Maltese artists.
The project addressed the need to promote Gozo’s cultural heritage and local identity and to boost its tourism offer. The cultural programme was well attended, in contrast to previous events held in Gozo, and there is interest in organising similar offers in the future.