The 7th edition of ŻiguŻajg, Malta’s annual International Arts Festival for Children and Young People, returns this November in Valletta – the designated European Capital of Culture for 2018! The 2017 edition will present a multidisciplinary programme comprising a variety of creative forms, namely theatre, dance, opera, clowning, storytelling, music, circus, film and visual arts. With a daily programme all the scheduled events are specifically designed for a target audience of children and youths ranging from newborns to 16-year-olds (and, of course, the accompanying guardians) alike. ŻiguŻajg strives at attracting the most exciting international acts from around the globe while developing a quality-driven national repertoire through the commissioning of Maltese artists. In so doing year after year the Festival presents a dynamic compliment of events that speak of subjects that are highly relevant to its audiences whilst celebrating creativity and diversity. This year's edition will have over 100 activities with audience estimates exceeding 20,000 people of which approximately 8,000 are school students.
This year the Festival also introduced an international delegates programme, consisting of a selection of the Festival shows, networking sessions and Professional Development Activities.
ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival is organised by Fondazzjoni Kreattività, a catalyst for the contemporary art scene in Malta, which aims at becoming a hub were people of all ages and from all walks of life can join in the enriching act of creativity. Through ŻiguŻajg and other events, the Fondazzjoni aims to foster aesthetic and cultural awareness amongst the younger generation.