Screen Skills Ireland is the leading agency with responsibility for investing in people and skills development for the screen sectors in Ireland.
Now part of Fis Eireann/Screen Ireland, Screen Skills Ireland was established in 1995 to provide continuing training and career development opportunities for professionals working in the screen sectors.
Screen Skills Ireland designs, develops and delivers industry-focused skills development initiatives for the screen sector in Ireland, encompassing film, TV, animation, games and VFX, for all roles from new entrants to company leaders.
Core Values: Screen Skills Ireland's core values are embedded in the work they do as follows:
* providing skills development opportunities to our industry's professionals throughout their career
* offering strategic leadership for skills development within the screen sectors in Ireland
* driving positive change within the sector through support for inclusivity, diversity, transparency and fairness in our work.
* supporting the sector to grow and thrive across all regions nationally and internationally
* collaborating with key stakeholders to provide skills development initiatives that respond to the changing needs of the sector
Over the next 5 years Screen Skills Ireland will play a broader, more strategic leadership role in the development of skills for the screen sector in Ireland. They recently launched their 10 Point Action Plan 2020-2025, which
outlines how Screen Skills Ireland will work collaboratively with stakeholders to follow through on this goal.
1. Increasing Industry Engagement
2. Developing Careers in Screen
3. Increasing Work-Based Learning Initiatives
4. Capturing Data and Outcomes
5. Increasing Mentoring Opportunities
6. Supporting Regional Production
7. Increasing Specialist Screen Schemes - Bursaries, Festivals & Networking
8. Supporting Career-Long Learning
9. Improving Screen Industry Culture
10. Increasing Screen Skills Funding
Screen Skills Ireland developed and delivered over 47 courses in 2018 and allocated 628 places to participants. Of these training places, 58% were allocated to female participants and 42% allocated to male participants. Screen Skills Ireland also supported 23 masterclasses and workshops at leading Irish film festivals and seminars in partnership with various organisations throughout the year. Approximately 2,434 places were provided at these events throughout the country, and of these, 43% were allocated to female participants and 57% allocated to male participants. Through the Bursary Award Scheme, 25 Irish industry professionals availed of funding to attend high-level skills development programmes and workshops with international organisations.
Screen Skills Ireland developed and delivered 78 courses in 2019 and allocated 1309 places to participants. Of these places, 59% were allocated to female participants and 41% were allocated to male participants. Screen Skills Ireland also supported 49 masterclasses and workshops at leading Irish film festivals and seminars in partnership with various organisations throughout the year. Through the Bursary Award Scheme, 29 Irish industry professionals availed of funding to attend highlevel skills development programmes and workshops with international organisations.