FOMACS will continue to deploy and evolve cross‐media communication. Underscoring all its activities is the goal of negotiating a politics of difference (race, gender, religion, ethnicity and race), alongside a politics of equality (class, labour, health, education, civil rights).


Over time, FOMACS’ learning communities are likely to draw in more partners, contributing to an even richer and more diverse set of interests and specialist skills, creating the opportunity for FOMACS to extend its activities into a wider range of sectors that are complementary to the migrant sector.


FOMACS’ propensity to work collaboratively with organisations located in and outside Ireland holds the potential for FOMACS to significantly spread its influence,  amplifying the impact of its work.


Helene Perold, External Evaluator, 2009





We’ve grown a number of our projects and networks with the aim of distributing and curating content to a wider range of audiences. One noteworthy example to be launched towards the end of 2011 is a pioneering FOMACS/Educate Together web platform, specifically designed for use in the primary school classroom and adapted for the digital ‘whiteboard’. The first of its kind in Ireland, this digital platform offers easy to use access to FOMACS’ and related educational media on the subject of migration and social justice.


Building on our youth media initiatives, we’re also collaborating with three international organisations in South Africa, Israel and UK on a ‘Transnational Youth Film Incubator’, with the aim of mentoring and recruiting youth minority constituencies into the creative and cultural industries.






We’ve chosen the ‘creative and intercultural city’ thematic as a thread running through interconnected Learning Labs that will initially move back and forth along an axis between Dublin, Belfast and London. ‘Moving Worlds Film Festival’ is also on the move, with potential partner cities in Dublin, London, and New York.


Our curatorial collaboration with museums continues in an expanded digital and off-line format, inviting youth audiences to connect with diverse cultural heritage and invent democratic pathways into historical archives and collections.


We have an ambitious multi-platform web and film project in development, delving into lived legacies of ‘multiculturalism’ as experienced in mixed urban communities across a range of European cities.



FOMACS 2011-




Online Publishing Team

Aileen Blaney — Content Manager/Editor
Donal Nugant — Case Study Editor
Aodán Ó Coileáin — Video Editor
Igor Kochajkiewicz — Web Designer

Veronica Vierin — Photography

Editorial Advisory

Áine O’Brien

Alan Grossman

Sponsors and Project Partners

Autograph APB (UK), British Council, Butetown History and Arts Centre (Wales), Cepaim (Spain), Chester Beatty Library, Community Foundation for Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs (Ireland), Integration Office – Dublin City Council, Educate Together, Embassy of the United States (Ireland), EUNIC: Alliance Française Dublin, Austrian Embassy Dublin, British Council, Firestation Artists Studios, Goethe-Institute Irland, Instituto Cervantes Dublin and Italian Cultural Institute, EPIM (European Programme on Migration and Integration), Immigrant Council of Ireland, Integrating Ireland, Irish Film Board, Irish Film Institute, Irish Refugee Council, Irish Sikh Council, Menedek (Hungary), Metro Éireann, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, Migrant’s Rights Network (UK), Migrants Resource Centre (UK), Network DESME (Greece), Refugee Information Services, RTÉ, Sport Against Racism Ireland, State Street Philanthropies, Storytellers of Ireland, Tower Museum (Derry), Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival


Our thanks to