50 artistic and cultural productions will be available and accessible to schools from kindergarten all the way up to secondary through the program Culture Pass 2019-2020. This year these productions are expected to reach 30,000 students in government schools, church schools and private schools.
During the launch of the Culture Pass for this scholastic year, Minister of Culture Owen Bonnici said that the Culture Pass had become another opportunity to provide incentives for cultural producers to produce new productions and artistic activities aimed for children and young people. The productions this year are varied and represent all forms of art from dance, theatre and music to visual arts, literature, film, and cultural heritage.
It will also explore folk music. Minister Bonnici also said that early next year Malta is expected to submit an application to UNESCO for Maltese folk music to be included on the list of ‘intangible’ cultural heritage.