The Ministry for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government was established in January 2020, following a reorganization of ministerial departments as a result of the new Prime Minister’s mandate. This Ministry is responsible for the main areas of Cultural Heritage, Restoration, Culture, Arts, Theatres, the Maltese Language, National Archives, the National Library, Local Government, Broadcasting, and the audiovisual sector. Since then, been working to advance these sectors in line with the Government’s program.

Therefore, the Ministry is committed to promoting and preserving our country’s cultural heritage, as well as supporting and enhancing creativity and artistic expression. Through our various programs and initiatives, we aim to promote cultural diversity, encourage innovation and creativity, provide opportunities for individuals and communities to continue to appreciate the arts, as well as strengthen the audiovisual sector and public broadcasting.