FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF CULTURE VENTURE
Toni Attard is the Founder and Director of Culture Venture, an arts advisory and management firm in Malta. He was the first Director of Strategy at Arts Council Malta and was responsible for the leadership of the strategy team that created and developed the Council's five year strategy. He served as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance to co-author the creative economy strategy and Malta’s national cultural policy.
Toni is a regular speaker at international conferences and a visiting lecturer in arts management at the University of Malta. He graduated from the University of Malta in Communications and Theatre Studies. As a Chevening scholar he completed his postgraduate studies in cultural management and policy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Toni is a founding member of Opening Doors, an NGO for the artistic development of adults with learning disabilities. He is also a theatre director and served as Festival Director of ZiguZajg international festival for children and young people for four editions until 2015. In 2019, Toni chaired the International Programming Advisory Committee for the 8th World Summit for Arts and Culture in Malaysia and is a co-founder and board member of the Cultural Policy Designers Network.