Founder and Managing Director – ARC Research & Consultancy
Davinia Galea is an IGCAT expert (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism) since 2016 and currently collaborating to Gozo’s bid for the European Region of Gastronomy 2026 title. She has worked in the cultural sector for more than thirty years in various roles including musician, cultural event producer, policy maker and CEO. Davinia is the Director of Management at the architectural firm AP Valletta whose historical and technical research is at the core of concern with design, partnered with an inherent dedication to heritage.
In 2014 she set up ARC Research and Consultancy, which services creation, practice, and production within the creative and cultural sectors. ARC is the Malta contact point for the European Festivals Association project Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe (EFFE) and the Maltese partner for the Medinea network set up by Festival d’Aix en Provence.
Between 2007-2013, she was Executive Director of the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts (MCCA). She chaired and co-authored Malta’s Cultural Policy in 2011 and was responsible for the setting up of the Malta’s Arts Fund in 2009. She led the successful bid to co-host the IFACCA World Summit on Arts and Culture in Valletta in 2016.
Davinia was a member of the interministerial commission that successfully applied for Valletta, European Capital of Culture, 2018, and a member of the presenting panel of the Bid. She was appointed as IGCAT expert and special advisor to the European Region of Gastronomy in 2016. From 2014 to 2019 she was a member of the Roberto Cimetta Fund Expert Committee. She is a founding member of the Fannac Fund set up to provide artistic and cultural mobility between Europe, the Arab world and the Middle East. She is a visiting lecturer at the School of Performing Arts at the University of Malta. Davinia has a BA in Music and History of Art from the University of Malta and an MA in Arts and Cultural Management from Sussex University.
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