The Atlantic Academy of The Arts will play a pivotal role in shaping a dynamic, creative community in Ireland, establishing a hub for the creative industries and artistic expression.
To enrich the educational experience of creative arts students in Ireland and at Dundalk Institute of Technology. Placement, secondment and exchange opportunities in Europe, Ireland and the USA, will be facilitated through the resources at DkIT.
Why the Creative Industries?
The driving force in the present economy is entertainment which is produced by the creative industries. Urban areas should focus on the arts and the tools we need to build a creative sector as another possible avenue for creating revenue.
“For centuries, Ireland has had a proud tradition of cultural innovation. We are known for our literature, our theatre, our art.”
Mr Brian Cowen, Taoiseach.
Global Irish Economic Forum Report 2009
- To create internships and exchange programme opportunities for young people and students with quality employers in music, art, film, the performing arts and the creative industries in Ireland, Europe and the USA.
- To facilitate knowledge transfer, research and academic collaboration in the performing arts between Ireland, Europe and the USA, to mutual benefit.
- To organise workshops, summer camps and other activities for students with schools and other groups in the community to cultivate an appreciation of music and the creative arts, and as a lifelong commitments, maximising the benefits of the world-class facilities at DkIT.
- To contribute to the economic regeneration of Ireland through the promotion of music, art and the creative industries throughout Ireland, North and South.