NUI Galway Announce Strategic Partnership


Yesterday NUI Galway announced its strategic partnership with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture at the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance. The partnership was officially launched by Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President of NUI Galway, and Arthur Lappin, Chair of Galway 2020.

As Official Legacy Partner to the European Capital of Culture project, NUI Galway will support the development of a cultural legacy programme, which will have a lasting impact on Galway’s creative arts sector.

The partnership includes a Legacy Cultural and Performance Space, creation of new teaching courses – including a new Masters in Producing and Curating, the recruitment of new students into Creative Arts programmes, and the development of new local, national and European partnerships in teaching and research, dedicated projects, NUI Galway as a hub for Galway 2020 events and monitoring and evaluation in n collaboration with The Audience Agency

Read more about the partnership on the NUI Galway website.

“The legacy of Galway 2020 will be the ultimate measure of our success as European Capital of Culture. The announcement today that NUI Galway is our Legacy partner is a hugely significant moment in the evolution of the project. The depth and breadth of our proposed partnership is a huge tribute to NUI Galway and its President, of your vision and leadership in our common goals.  Legacy will take many forms and it is so reassuring to know that when the work of Galway 2020 is done, this great institution will carry the torch of underpinning our legacy in so many ways.”


Aarthur Lappin, Chair of Galway 2020