Business Category: Organization
Allied Rainbow Communities (ARC) was established in mid-2015. ARC’s motto “belong grow and contribute” reflects the organisation’s mission to foster a sense of belonging and growth within the LGBTIQ+ community leading to a positive contribution to general society. ARC is a registered voluntary organisation (VO 1136) in Malta.
From 2016 until present, ARC took a lead coordinating role in organising Malta Pride Week including Pride march. Participation numbers including partnership involvement kept breaking records year after year. Malta Pride has become a much sought-after annual event in the Maltese National event calendar with the support of Central and Local Government, private entities and a number civil society organisations.
ARC has won the competition to host Europe’s biggest gay pride event, EuroPride, in 2023. ARC’s bid, titled Equality from the Heart, was selected during the annual general meeting of the European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA). The Maltese bid was selected over bids from Belfast in Northern Ireland and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.