We Change
Creatives’ Lives

By giving you the opportunity to turn your passions into your profession.  We provide the relevant knowledge, tools, resources and services that allow you to achieve your goals.

The Centre for Creative Practices, CFCP, founded in September 2009, is DEDICATED to DEVELOPING SUSTAINABILITY in the CULTURAL & CREATIVE SECTOR. 

We look at the increased benefits of a vibrant sustainable Cultural & Creative sector to society and the economy. A sustainable and vibrant sector produces more jobs, increased engagement, greater public awareness of their importance and greater public funding.

What we do


Looking to work on specific elements of your business? Need to help in designing your business strategy, marketing plan, customer experience or just need that helping hand? Then give CFCP a call and we can work on your business with you.


Would you like to talk to someone? Then schedule a mentoring session.  If you are serious about moving your creative career to the next level, then talk to us.

Grant Writing and Review

Do you need help with your grant applications? Do you want someone to read, evaluate and appraise your application but you don’t know where to start? We can help you.

Workshops and Courses

Looking for help, looking to work with a group or want to get insights from other creatives then the series of workshops and courses that we run in CFCP are just for you.

Our Thoughts & Comments

The Journey – Are you at a cross roads?

Over the past few weeks I’ve been immersed in figures, futures and figuring out which has been great and has also opened up some great ideas and new directions. BUT, and there is a but, what do these new directions mean, where are they headed and most importantly should I take them?

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Entrepreneurship in the Arts

Paper given at the opening of the Trans National Cultural Exchange Project Conference at Southampton Solent University by Ian Oliver, Head of Artistic Entrepreneurship on behalf of the Centre for Creative Practices on 7 October 2015.

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We, the disruptors, need to stand up

Having just been to the Venture Capital Conference in Belfast organised by inter trade Ireland the state and public perception of the arts becomes clear. It is a strange event to go to I admit but with the advent of cuts to public funding I feel that the arts and... read more

The desire on Art to be found

How Can We Increase the Desire? The Effect of Impact, or Lack of it, in the Arts   It seems incredible to me that the Arts sector is so reticent to adopt change.  When I say change I am talking about the adoption of business change not creative change as we are... read more


Monika Sapielak
CEO/ Founder


The Old Milking Parlour
Ballymurrin Lower

Sustainability in the Cultural & Creative Sector

We feel that a sustainable cultural and creative sector produces more good news stories, which in turn leads to increased engagement, greater public awareness of their importance and greater public funding. One of the ways we can achieve this is through education of creatives, professionals and organisations.

Innovation in the Cultural & Creative Sector

At CFCP we are always looking at innovative ways technology can improve the lives of Creatives and the Cultural & Creative sector. Our first project is a new an innovative online platform, ArtConnected, which will make collaboration, engagement and discovery a lot easier and enhance creative practices.

Leading Intercultural Creative Practices

The Centre for Creative Practices (CFCP) is the first intercultural Creative Organisation in Ireland and in Europe leading and shaping culturally diverse arts practice. CFCP is dedicated to integrating, promoting and mentoring migrant and local niche creatives. We also have access to and engage with a diverse range of minority ethnic and cultural communities.

Advocacy & Research

At CFCP we provide research backed data to help discover what a sustainable Cultural and Creative Sector needs.  The only way that we can advocate for change is to find out about the needs of all working in the CCI sector and make sure that the findings are put into practice.