Fondazzjoni Kreattività is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Azzopardi as its new Artistic
Azzopardi succeeds Dr Toni Sant, having previously served as Spazju Kreattiv’s programme senior
manager as well as festival director of the ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children and Young
With his appointment, Azzopardi brings a fresh vision to Fondazzjoni Kreattività’s next chapter,
building on the success achieved over the past years and ensuring that Spazju Kreattiv’s annual
programme is as relevant as it is effective in reaching out to creatives, sectoral partners and other
‘’I’m honoured to have been selected for this prestigious role,” said Azzopardi. “I look forward to
working with the rest of the team to strengthen the Spazju Kreattiv brand, by setting new quality
standards, seeking to be more accessible and thorough in reaching a wider audience, and eventually
being key players within the Euro-Mediterranean region and beyond.”
Azzopardi will be the second Artistic Director, having most recently occupied the role of programme
senior manager within Fondazzjoni Kreattività. He has overseen the development and production of
the Spazju Kreattiv programme, as well as festival events such as the Valletta International Visual Arts
(VIVA) and youth fest MalTeen. He was responsible for the management of the season projects, whilst
ensuring that there is an overarching synergy with the organisation’s mission and strategic aims.
Between 2016-2019 he served as festival director of ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children
and Young People, establishing the festival as a cornerstone of not only the national calendar but also
of the international circuit. The festival programme curated by Azzopardi, which juxtaposed a
selection of critically-acclaimed international projects with newly commissioned works, was awarded
the best artistic programme award at the Arts Council Malta – Arts Awards in 2018.
Azzopardi has been active as a cultural and creative entrepreneur since 2010, lending his expertise to
policy-making, artistic development, strategy planning and project coordination. During this time, he
has also been responsible for the management of a number of national events such as the WOMAD
fest back in 2013, and the 2015 Malta Showcase international gathering.
He holds a Masters in International Cultural Policy and Management from the University of Warwick.
Azzopardi is also an award-winning actor, having received extensive performance training in Malta
and abroad. He acquired accreditations from distinguished international institutions such as The
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). His acting credits include a number of national
and international theatre projects, and TV productions.
He is a visiting lecturer at the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology (MCAST) and the University
Fondazzjoni Kreattività expresses its gratitude to Dr Toni Sant who served as the Artistic Director for
the last six years and welcomes Azzopardi, whilst looking forward to his artistic leadership and inspired
vision during his tenure.