CAV/TAW receives grant from the Danish Ministry of Finance

Center of Animation, Visualization and Digital Storytelling (CAV) is back on the Danish Finance Act for 4 years from 2022 through 2025.

We are extremely thrilled to announce that the Center for Animation, Visualization and Digital Storytelling at The Animation Workshop/VIA University College is back on the Finance Act under the Danish Ministry of Finance.

The Finance Act CAV receives is a four-year grant of an annual 9,5 mio. DKK from 2022 through 2025. This Finance Act secures and enhances all TAW's activities at the Center for Animation, Visualization and Digital Storytelling, which enables us to continue on supporting our animation industry and the Danish society through our knowledge institution.

"The grant will definitely impact the overall production and creation of knowledge that will benefit TAW in general. It will stabilize our position as one of the major hot spots for applied use of animation, visualization, and digital storytelling and we will be able to take a deeper dive into technological development. As a knowledge institution, you cannot wish for more and I am grateful that we managed to get support across the political landscape. The industry is developing rapidly these years and we will now be able to contribute on a level that is very satisfying," says Kasper Kruse, Head of The Animation Workshop.

"Knowledge, engagement, and the courage to experiment are elements on which we drive research and development at TAW. I am thrilled that we managed to secure this grant, as it is a huge step in strengthening the bridge between research and TAWs educations. It gives us a unique chance to be at the forefront of digital visual artistic and technological development, and deliver cutting-edge research, experience and innovation to students, staff and companies. As the center is building upon industry collaborations and strong partnerships – with the new grant we are now able to engage on a much larger scale with local, national and international industries," says Jakob Sabra, Head of Research Development & Projects, Center for Animation, Visualization and Digital Storytelling.

Thank you to our many supporters who made it possible for CAV to receive the grant in the Finance Act.

 

You can read TAW's full Press Release here (PDF - in Danish)

Furthermore, in the press release, you can also find quotes from politicians (in Danish).

You can also read the report on 2020's activities and results under TAW's Center for Animation, Visualization and Digital Storytelling here (in Danish)