Gabriel Caruana Foundation
The birth of the Gabriel Caruana Foundation is the natural progression of a lifetime that Gabriel Caruana has dedicated to art, building a legacy, a philosophy of life that he himself, his family and a few close friends would like to see continued. The Gabriel Caruana Foundation has been established to promote and preserve the artistic legacy of modern and contemporary art exponents, to encourage and provide opportunities for established and emerging artists and to raise awareness and promote quality modern and contemporary art in the Maltese Islands and beyond.
The Gabriel Caruana Foundation is focusing its efforts on archiving and digitization processes, making art more accessible through a variety of activities and networks.
The Foundation is a registered voluntary organisation (VO1236) and has been registered with the Commissioner of Voluntary Organisations since April 2016. In 2016 the Gabriel Caruana Foundation entered into a three-year collaboration agreement with Fondazzjoni Kreattività to collaborate on creative development and promotion, which has been extended for a period of five years until 2024. The Gabriel Caruana Foundation is supported by Arts Council Malta through the Investment in Cultural Organisations funding programme for the period 2020 to 2022.
The Gabriel Caruana Foundation provides opportunities in the artistic and creative fields to modern and contemporary artists. The Foundation fosters diversity, as well as social and cultural dialogue and development through local, national and international networks. The Foundation promotes and develops systems supporting artists’ legacy.
The Gabriel Caruana Foundation fosters creativity and innovation within the modern and contemporary art sector in Malta. The Foundation strives to raise awareness, appreciation, participation and provide opportunities in modern and contemporary art. The Gabriel Caruana Foundation, a non-profit organisation, shall strive to reach-out, collaborate, and engage with the general public and other entities.
The founding members of the Foundation are Gabriel Caruana, Mary Rose Caruana, Richard England, Umberto Buttigieg, Gabriella Caruana Box and Raffaella Zammit.
The current Administrative Board Members are Raffaella Zammit, Elyse Tonna and Gabriella Caruana Box.