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Centre for Creative Practices

Centre for Creative Practices, is the home and catalyst for migrant, experimental and emerging artists in Ireland. We provide a Creative, Supportive and Inclusive multidisciplinary space to integrate different societies through arts and culture.

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Gio & Vee Chronicled & fused together

The Chronicles of Gio & Vee are a uniquely versatile musical duet spawned out of busking in the streets of Cork. Zimbabwean vocalist and saxophonist Vee Mukarati and guitarist Gio Agostini fuse their sounds into an originally interactive and entertaining set....

CFCP named in Purpose Economy 100 for Europe

The Centre for Creative Practices are delighted to have been named as one of the Purpose Economy 100 for Europe. The Purpose Economy 100 was created by Imperative in partnership with CSRWire to celebrate the pioneers who are driving the evolution of the economy from...

Cultural Diversity

The Centre for Creative Practices is a significant part of the arts and cultural diversity infrastructure and aims to lead intercultural arts and shape cultural diversity arts practice in Ireland. We have a clear artistic vision, value and approach towards cultural diversity and the arts.  We also have access to and engages with a diverse range of minority ethnic and cultural communities.

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Artistic Entrepreneurship

Artistic Entrepreneurship is a new, very rapidly developing area of support and skills allowing artists and arts professionals to unfold their innovative and entrepreneurial nature. The Centre for Creative Practices addresses in a very practical way the core aspects of artistic entrepreneurship and business skills helping to build strong careers in the arts sector.

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We, the distuptors, 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...

Innovation in the Arts

At the Centre for Creative Practices we are always concerned with using technology to improve the lives of artists and the arts sector. With this in mind we have created a new an innovative online platform, ArtConnected which will make collaboration, engagement and discovery a lot easier and at the same time enhance artistic practices and arts organisations.

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Advocacy & Research

CFCP Artists Survey Results 2013

Getting the low down on what really matters to Artists Between 2012 and 2013 we at CFCP collected data from 279 migrant, emerging and experimental artists through our Artist Survey. The participating artists covered all disciplines and were mostly located in Dublin....

The Centre for Creative Practices provides leadership in cultural diversity from within the arts sector.  We have produced a report based on our artists survey on artists needs in Ireland, we have initiated new funding schemes, like cfcp 20 4 20 for the arts sector and we are looking at 3rd alternative ways of integrating society through arts and culture.

Related Posts

We, the distuptors, 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...

CFCP Events

The Centre for Creative Practices runs a number of events during the week.  these range from exhibitions, music concerts, performances, film screenings, talks and comedy.  See our dedicated events page for more details.  Our events not only give audiences a chance to see something different but also give visibility to our core group of migrant, experimental and emerging artists

Here are a selection of interviews with some artists who exhibit / perform in CFCP:

Gio & Vee Chronicled & fused together

The Chronicles of Gio & Vee are a uniquely versatile musical duet spawned out of busking in the streets of Cork. Zimbabwean vocalist and saxophonist Vee Mukarati and guitarist Gio Agostini fuse their sounds into an originally interactive and entertaining set....

The Purpose Economy – Q & A with Aaron Hurst

We thought that it would be good to give you some background on the Purpose Economy as Aaron Hurst, author of the book and deviser of the term will be with us in CFCP on 23 May at 1.30pm for a talk on, yes you’ve guessed in, the Purpose Economy. In The Purpose...

Pamela Byrne – Transition of Environments

Migration from the familiar to the unfamiliar, Rural to Urban and how this transition has influenced Pamela Byrne’s work. Sculptor Pamela Byrne plays on notions of predator versus prey to make a comment on our ever changing attitudes and relationships to one...

Centre for Creative Practices

Centre for Creative Practices, is the home and catalyst for immigrant, experimental and emerging artists in Ireland. We provide a Creative, Supportive and Inclusive multidisciplinary space to integrate different societies through arts and culture.

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CFCP Awards

  • Award Winner of the Arthur Guinness Fund 2012
  • Multicultural Company of the Year 2011 (MAMA Awards)
  • Shortlisted as Dublin’s Gallery of the Year 2011 

Become a member of CFCP

For as little as €25 per year you can support the work that CFCP does. Your support enables us to continue to focus on our four core areas: Cultural Diversity, Artistic Entrepreneurship, Innovation in the Arts and Advocacy & Research.

Benefits to you include:

  • One free ticket for an event in CFCP every year
  • 10% Discounts on tickets for all events, seminars, workshops & courses
  • helping to sustain a vibrant arts & culture sector in Ireland
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The Centre for Creative Practices focuses on four main areas:

Cultural Diversity, Artistic Entrepreneurship, Innovation in the Arts and Advocacy & Research.

The Centre for Creative Practices, founded in September 2009 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.

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The Centre For Creative Practices has introduced a new initiative 20 4 20 which aims to generate funding to encourage investment in the Arts sector from private individuals, companies and organisations and help relieve the burden placed on the traditional arts funding organisations.

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CFCP Works in the following areas

CFCP focuses on four main areas: Cultural Diversity, Artistic Entrepreneurship, Innovation in the Arts and Advocacy & Research.

The Centre for Creative Practices, CFCP, founded in September 2009 by Monika Sapielak and Ian Oliver, 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.

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 and 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, enhance creative collaboration, cross-fertilisation and development and highlight the competitive advantage of interculturally aware society

How we do it: Provide a Creative, Supportive and Inclusive multidisciplinary space dedicated to integrating different societies through arts and culture.  Offering Mentoring, Consultations, Creative and Business Training to enhance professional development, communication skills and know-how and 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.

The Centre for Creative Practices aims to lead intercultural arts and shape cultural diversity arts practice in Ireland. CFCP is recognised as playing is a significant leadership role in the arts and cultural diversity infrastructure of the country by having a clear artistic vision, value and approach towards cultural diversity and the arts.

Cultural Diverstiy

The Centre for Creative Practices is a significant part of the arts and cultural diversity infrastructure and aims to lead intercultural arts and shape cultural diversity arts practice in Ireland. We have a clear artistic vision, value and approach towards cultural diversity and the arts.  We also have access to and engages with a diverse range of minority ethnic and cultural communities.

Artistic Entrepreneurship

Artistic Entrepreneurship is a new, very rapidly developing area of support and skills allowing artists and arts professionals to unfold their innovative and entrepreneurial nature. The Centre for Creative Practices addresses in a very practical way the core aspects of artistic entrepreneurship and business skills helping to build strong careers in the arts sector.

Innovation in the Arts

At the Centre for Creative Practices we are always concerned with using technology to improve the lives of artists and the arts sector. With this in mind we have created a new an innovative online platform, ArtConnected which will make collaboration, engagement and discovery a lot easier and at the same time enhance artistic practices and arts organisations.

Advocacy & Research

The Centre for Creative Practices provides leadership in cultural diversity from within the arts sector.  We have produced a report based on our artists survey on artists needs in Ireland, we have initiated new funding schemes, like cfcp 20 4 20 for the arts sector and we are looking at 3rd alternative ways of integrating society through arts and culture.

CFCP Events

The Centre for Creative Practices runs a number of events during the week.  these range from exhibitions, music concerts, performances, film screenings, talks and comedy.  See our dedicated events page for more details.  Our events not only give audiences a chance to see something different but also give visibility to our core group of migrant, experimental and emerging artists

Artists, Musicians and Performers

The Centre for Creative Practices offers a number of services for artists of all genres, from visual art, music, film, dance, performance or theatre we have them all covered.  We are especially concerned with artistic entrepreneurship and the benefits to artists that running your artistic practice as a business can bring.

The Team at CFCP

We have a small but dedicated team of staff who all work towards achieving our main goals and objectives.

Monika Sapielak

CEO & Founder of CFCP

monika@cfcp.ie

Ian Oliver

Communications at CFCP

ian@cfcp.ie

Sarah Bracken

Venue Co-ordinator at CFCP

sarah.bracken@cfcp.ie

Julia Bobenko

Marketing

julia@cfcp.ie


Ways to support CFCP

The table below outlines 4 programmes for you to get involved and support the activities of CFCP


CFCP Member

25/yr
  • One free ticket for an event in CFCP every year
  • 10% Discounts on tickets for all events, seminars, workshops & courses
  • 10% discount on CFCP publications – includes books, pamphlets, cds, dvds, posters and postcards
  • Priority notification about openings and special events
Support CFCP!

CFCP Season Ticket

100/yr
  • One free ticket for every event in CFCP
  • 10% Discounts on tickets for all events, seminars, workshops & courses
  • 10% discount on tickets for all ArtPolonia events
  • 10% discount on CFCP publications – includes books, pamphlets, cds, dvds, posters and postcards
  • Priority notification about openings and special events
Be Smart!

CFCP Angel

5000/yr
  • The place is yours, hold your own event in CFCP
  • Make a huge difference to the Arts and Cultural community in Ireland and beyond.
  • Allow the Centre for Creative Practices to sustain our current level of and develop a new range of services
  • Two Season tickets to the Centre for Creative Practices for the year which will allow them free entry to any of our events
  • Free membership for your immediate family or staff members (max 50 people)
  • No guaranteed return on the investment but your support is invaluable
Be an Angel Now!

Just what does the Centre for Creative Practices facilitate and do?

Here is a small selection of images from events, workshops and talks we have organised

What people say about CFCP

But don’t just take our word for it.  Here are some comments by organisations and individuals who use the centre

CFCP has become a landmark on the cultural map of Dublin and its presence is simply indispensable for the cultural development of the city.His Excellency Marcin Nawrot - Ambassador | Embassy of Poland in Ireland

The Centre for Creative Practices is a very unique Dublin venue due to its intercultural and multidisciplinary character. The intimate atmosphere of the Centre provides great possibilities for integration and inclusion.Declan Hayden - Office for Integration | Dublin City Council

“CFCP are unique and have a kind of deep felt respect for the arts that is hard to come by and very positive in its impact.” Artistic Entrepreneur Participant


“The Slovak Centre-Ireland is highly appreciative of the cooperation it has enjoyed with the Centre for Creative Practices due to its very friendly and professional staff and welcoming character.”

Maros Karabinos - Member of the Board | Slovak Centre-Ireland

“I’m deeply impressed by both the CFCP and NYFA, and they’re doing invaluable work. I think these organizations are at the cutting edge of supporting art right now.”

Artistic Entrepreneur Participant

“We are delighted to initiate a partnership with CFCP… your support is truly appreciated and we look forward to continuing our partnership into the future.”

Laurie Uprichard - Director | Dublin Dance Festival

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