Studio 18 is a creative youth organisation that was set up in light of Malta's successful bid to host European Capital of Culture in 2018. Originally a season of theatre workshops hosted at The Box in Mosta, the Studio has fast established itself as an innovator and benchmark for training in the arts and creative learning.
Five years on, the Studio manages four successful training programmes and provides a safe creative space to dozens of young people. Alongside training, the Studio boasts extensive repertoire, including five new works, three tours, and over twenty collaborations.
Here at Studio 18, we constantly strive to broaden our horizons. Aside of local practitioners, the Studio has engaged a number of international artists to collaborate with from season to season. As part of this commitment, Studio 18 explores its endeavours in the company of a mentor for wellbeing and an international associate.
Aside from operating in Mosta, Studio 18 became an artistic residence of Teatru Salesjan in Sliema in 2017.
GET INSIDE THE BOX,
TO THINK OUTSIDE OF IT.
The Studio is a creative youth organisation that, by means of the creative and performing arts, is committed to:
Ensuring that young people can assess their personal qualities, skills and achievements and use them to set goals;
Empowering young people to explore their options and to encourage them to make informed and committed choices;
Instilling a life-long sense of play and a thirst for knowledge in each member;
Encouraging social responsibility, active citizenship and an awareness of identity, diversity and legacy in each young person;
Pushing boundaries with its members, participants, collaborators and audiences;
Developing new repertoire on a national scale.
MAKE THE ORDINARY
Studio 18 activities range from youth projects to individual mentorship, consultancy and services to schools, collaborations with other creative enterprises and ultimately, the Creative Lab. The organisation was founded by Creative Director Jean-Marc Cafà, who works hand in hand with a Creative Team and a Board of Creative Associates.