25th Anniversary Celebrations

Call for Visual Artwork to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Junior College


The Ġ.F. Abela Junior College, hereunder referred to as Junior College (JC) is a Further Education institution part of the University of Malta. Junior College will be celebrating its first 25 years of service since its inception. Culture and appreciation of the arts are important values we transmit to all enrolled students. This became the main motivation behind the call for a piece of art to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Junior College.

Important dates

The 25th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout the entire 2020/21 academic year starting 1 October 2020. The visual artwork produced as a result of this call will be installed and launched during this academic year. The details of the installation and the launching will be discussed at length during the process as illustrated in the respective guidelines.

Deadline for proposal submission is by midnight 15 August 2020.
Applicants will be notified of the shortlist for the pitching session by 31 August 2020.
The artwork needs to be installed by 26 February 2021.
Launch of the artwork to commemorate the first 25 years of JC is set for 5 March 2021.

Project Proposals

We are interested in a visual artwork that marks, celebrates and commemorates the first 25 years of activity of Junior College. We are on the lookout for a permanent, durable and creative work to communicate the significance of Junior College in the life of those who come in contact with it, namely students and staff. Some of the preferred genres would be: site-specific installations, interactive work, sculptures and two-dimensional media. Although digital work is considered, the applicant must be considerate of its technical feasability.

There is no set theme for this call but we favour creativity, innovation, appeal, as well as quality. The artists are called to challenge the very concept of a memorial work and propose ideas using unconventional media as long as it can withstand the test of time.

Who can apply?

This call is open to all visual artists.

Getting in touch

If you are interested in further details please get in touch.

Online proposal applications are available here

Should you prefer filling in the application manually you may send the Proposal Application Form, CV, covering letter and portfolio (if applicable) to: principal.jc@um.edu.mt by midnight of 15 August 2020.

For more information contact Roderick Vassallo, Vice-Principal, via email or calling +356 2590 7244.

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Use the following link to download the Call and the Guidelines.

Use the following link to download the Proposal Application Form in doc. format.