Since its inception in 2011, ŻiguŻajg has opened its doors to thousands of young people. Statistics may reveal the impact of the festival, but no data captures the pride of parents marking their toddlers’ first visit to the theatre with photographs and videos. No feedback form can truly reflect the unstinting efforts of teachers who use the festival as a unique opportunity to present the arts for the first time to some of their students. Nothing replaces the laughter of siblings sharing memories of a workshop in which they explored their creative skills.
ŻiguŻajg is a publicly funded Festival which continues to aim towards presenting work of high-artistic excellence whilst meeting the demands of our audiences, which continue increasing from year to year. In order to ensure an element of accessibility, all Festival school shows are offered free of charge, and young people pay a minimal fee of €5 for public performances/workshops.
We are only able to continue welcoming newcomers to the arts and provide an excellent ŻiguŻajg experience to young people thanks to the generous support of collaborators, partners and businesses.
We have a selection of benefits available for corporate sponsors. If you wish to support the ŻiguŻajg brand, you may download our sponsorship proposal pack. To learn more about our sponsorship packages and/or to build your custom ŻiguŻajg package, get in touch at and we’ll be pleased to meet and discuss further how our aims can benefit your business.
The Festival annually collaborates with national institutions and public cultural organisations, including Arts Council Malta, Spazju Kreattiv, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, ŻfinMalta, Teatru Malta, Teatru Manoel and Valletta Cultural Agency, thus ensuring that the Season and Festival remain on the forefront when it comes to presenting productions of high artistic excellence.
Recurring partners and supporters of the Festival include Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Waste Serv, the University of Malta School of Performing Arts, Malta Society of Arts, Heritage Malta, the Environment and Resources Authority, and The Mackintosh Foundation. Various international representatives in Malta have supported the Festival over the years, including the French, Spanish, German and Austrian Embassies, the Estonian Embassy in Rome, the British Council, the Institut Francais, and the Italian Cultural Institute.