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

Why Reinvent the wheel. Let us get you moving better and faster

Working in the Creative sector but you don't have the time or resources to focus on the business side of your practice. This is exactly what we can do for you, we can give you the tools and information to implement in your business or we can do the implementation with you. CFCP are an organisation run by Creatives for Creatives, who focus on the unique set of Professional and Entrepreneurial Skills needed by creatives of all genres. We will get you to where you want to be, easily, clearly and efficiently. Why not start the journey with us by coming to our Creative Entrepreneurs 4 day Bootcamp on 20 - 23 October 2016 in Ashford, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, The Early Bird Price of €250 lasts until 10 October after which it goes to €350.
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Rural Development and the Arts, Changing Creatives Lives in Rural Communities

It seems that since the formation of the new government all the talk within the Arts sector has been around the fact that Ireland doesn't have a separate Minister or department for the Arts. Now whilst I totally agree with this stance we seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time on talking about it and wishing for change without actually doing or showing how life can be different by using what we already have. As in getting on with things and making a better case by talking “their” language.
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Why it is critical to get the rural economy moving again, Changing Creatives Lives in Rural Communities

Sustainable Development in Rural Areas – My passion is particularly aimed at rural communities in Ireland to stimulate their economic and social growth through creation of new jobs in creative micro-SMEs and SMEs. Stimulating the Creative Sector to apply sustainable business practices will also stimulate traditional businesses to expand their offerings towards the Creative Sector and further advance the economy.
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Creative Entrepreneurship, the change we need?

One of the main ways in which we can effect change is through art & creative education. Art Colleges, like any university it serves two functions to: Act as both a store and repository of knowledge and skill and use those resources to prepare adults for their...

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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.