IADT Celebrates €12.8 Million Funding for FilmEU European University Alliance

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Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology has announced  the allocation of €12.8 million in funding from the European Commission to the FilmEU European University Alliance.

This substantial investment signifies a resounding vote of confidence in the cultural and creative industries, reinforcing Europe’s commitment to supporting the only European University dedicated to this field.

In response to the European Commission’s call for intensified cooperation, the FilmEU Alliance has grown to encompass eight esteemed Higher Education Institutions from across Europe. IADT – Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology stands alongside Lusófona University (Portugal), Luca School of Arts (Belgium), Tallinn University (Estonia), VŠMU – Academy of Performing Arts (Slovakia), LMTA – The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, VIA University College (Denmark), and NATFA (National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts) – “Krustyo Sarafov” (Bulgaria). This expanded alliance fortifies a collective strength, reinforcing Europe’s position as a global leader in education, research, and innovation in the cultural and creative fields. 

In addition to the funding received from the European Commission, the FilmEU European University Alliance has secured significant support from the Irish Government.  This dual funding approach demonstrates the strong commitment of both European and national authorities to the development of arts and culture education and reinforces the importance of a collaborative efforts in shaping the future of the cultural and creative industries in our country and across Europe. 

David Smith, President IADT: “The FilmEU Alliance is unlike any other initiative in the field of arts and media education. With our expanded partnership, we are now poised to create a significant and lasting impact on the education landscape for screen arts in Ireland, Europe and beyond.”

Rónán Ó’Muirthile, Head of Faculty of Film, Arts and Creative Technology: “FilmEU represents a transformative opportunity for our institutions and the cultural and creative sectors. This funding enables us to address important themes such as sustainability, inclusion, and digital transformation, while fostering research mobility and innovation.”

Barry Dignam, Head of European Projects: “Film is an integral part of our cultural heritage, and through FilmEU, we ensure that Europe’s diverse narratives are celebrated and shared. This funding from the European Commission strengthens our ability to promote education, creativity, and entrepreneurship in the film and media arts.”

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IADT is also home to the National Film School, Ireland’s centre of excellence for education and training in film, design for stage and screen, animation, and broadcasting. Make your next move in education with IADT – and discover what your future holds.

Steven Galvin

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