Centre for Creative Practices, founded in September 2009, is the only arts centre in Ireland dedicated to connecting, integrating and promoting immigrant, experimental and emerging artists among the local arts scene and audiences. We connect the artists back into society to both the audiences and artists benefit. Since 2009 CFCP has engaged 600 immigrant artists and 200 local niche artists. All of them needed professional support, resources and promotion to be able to pursue their artistic vocation.
What we do: Connect, Promote and Integrate immigrant, experimental and emerging artists with the local arts scene and audiences Bridge talents, cultures and markets through engaging and utilising the unrealised creative potentials Build new European model of inclusion, collaboration and growth
Why we do it: To encourage culturally diverse artists to realise their creative potential in Ireland To enhance creative collaboration, cross-fertilisation and development To highlight the competitive advantage of multiculturally aware society
How we do it: Provide a Creative, Supportive and Inclusive multidisciplinary space dedicated to integrating different societies through arts and culture Offer Mentoring, Consultations, Creative and Business Training to enhance professional development, communication skills and know-how Boost visibility through promotion of performances and collaborative projects
Who benefits from our work: Immigrant and local artists and creative communities Arts professionals and events’ organisers Local and international audiences and the whole society
What makes us unique: The only professional arts centre in Ireland and Europe dedicated to integrating and promoting immigrant and niche artists CFCP links artistic and social inclusion to help to overcome linguistic, cultural and economic barriers Innovative business model bringing together the artistic and corporate worlds Centre for Creative Practices has become recognised as Ireland’s leading Multicultural Arts venue and the needed home and catalyst for immigrant, experimental and emerging artists. The organisation has been awarded the Multicultural Company of the Year 2011 (MAMA Awards), has been shortlisted as Dublin’s Gallery of the Year 2011. In 2012 CFCP became an Award Winner of the Arthur Guinness Fund.