About CFCP

CFCP Title

The Centre for Creative Practices

The Centre for Creative Practices, CFCP, founded in September 2009 to serve the island of Ireland, is the only arts organisation in Ireland dedicated to connecting, integrating and promoting migrant, experimental and emerging artists among the local arts scene and audiences.

Who do we serve:

  • Professional Artists
  • Culturally Diverse Artists
  • Experimental & Emerging Artists
  • Semi professional Artists
  • Aspiring Artists (people who aspire to be a professional artist)
  • National Organisations dealing with professional, culturally diverse, semi professional and aspiring artists
  • International Organisations dealing with professional, culturally diverse, semi professional and aspiring artists

What do we provide them with:

  • space, resources, mentoring, courses, online services, access to opportunities

Why do we it:

  • Benefits to society (integration, tolerance, cross-pollination)
  • Benefits to the economy (utilising creative and human potential)
  • Benefits to the arts sector (intercultural collaboration and exchange)
  • Increase awareness of culture as a major factor in human existence (intrinsic value, critical to the human kind)
  • Help people (artists) to utilise their skills, access resources and gain exposure, encouraging them to be who they want and can be (fulfilment and activating people best abilities)

The Centre for Creative Practices in numbers

  • CFCP has run over 750 events
  • 1,500 artists engaged
  • over 16,000 audiences

Our work includes also some research through our Artists Survey (demographics and needs assessment), completed by 275 artists in 2013. The survey was carried out to find out more about resident is being continued to further our research.

Awards: 

  • Shortlisted for the Star Awards – Lifelong Learning – 2015
  • Named in the Purpose Economy 100 for Europe 2014
  • Award Winner of the Arthur Guinness Fund in 2012
  • Multicultural Company of the Year 2011 (MAMA Awards)
  • Shortlisted as Dublin’s Gallery of the Year 2011
  • Supported (also financially) by the Arts Council of Ireland & Dublin City Council Arts Office, Dublin City Council Office of Integration