cfcp space hire

Are you looking for a creative space to invigorate your meetings, refresh your team building and give your training sessions a boost? Welcome to the Centre for Creative Practices a multipurpose space in the centre of Dublin’s Georgian quarter

Meeting, Seminar and Workshop Space

what we can do for you

CFCP comprises of

We have Two bright multipurpose rooms with open stone walls and big windows which help to create a creative and unique environment tailored to the needs of your events.  CFCP has expertise in facilitating artistic and corporate events and functions and is easily accessible by rail, luas, bus or car.

CFCP can provide

We have over 74sqm of space that is extended over two rooms, equipped with Screen/Projector/Wi-Fi/White boards/Flipchart/Tables and chairs.  We also can arrange tea, coffee, food and snacks for your event or if you would prefer to bring your own we have kitchen facility, patio and a social area available.  We can also arrange online event registration and entry system and we offer accessible half and full-day rates.

Our Clients include

Embassies, Indian Film Festival Ireland, TV3, IMAGE RTÉ, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin Dance Festival,Slovak Centre Dublin, Connector, Paddy Power, Music Network, Create, Lucca Leadership, Kelloggs and many more.

Who are the Centre for Creative Practices

We integrate, support, promote and mentor migrant, experimental and emerging artists. As the only professional arts centre in Ireland and Europe dedicated to integrating and promoting immigrant and niche artists we link artistic and social inclusion to help overcome linguistic, cultural and economic barriers. 

Have some questions about hiring CFCP?

Below are some answers but if you have more please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you

How far in advance do I need to book?
We have a number of bookings per week for people or organisations using the space.  we would recommend that you contact us as soon as you can but would recommend at least 2 weeks beforehand.  However if you find you have a later requirement please feel free to contact us as we might just have the space you need.
Can you provide food, drinks and snacks?
We can provide all of the above, if you require hot or cold lunches, sandwiches, soups, tea, coffee, chocolate, cakes etc then please shout.  We have a number of suppliers that we work with and so we can tailor a solution to suit.
How much deposit do I need to pay?
We require a 50% booking fee to secure the space for you and the balance payable on the day or by pre-arranged credit terms.  We can issue you an invoice at the time of booking which can be paid online, electronic bank transfer, cash or cheque. If you have to cancel for any reason then we offer a full money back service provided that we are given 5 working days.  However we are human as well and we know things happen at the last minute so if the situation arises then please let us know and we will see what we can work out.
Where are we based?
The Centre for Creative Practices is located on 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2.  This is between Baggot Street and Leeson Street – closer to the Baggot Street end and just opposite Fitzwilliam Square. mapsmlmapsml
What training services can CFCP provide?
We can provide tailored training solutions for you. At present our services include:

  • Creative Team Building Sessions
  • Creative Strategy Sessions
  • Creative Events

For more information please just shout

Who are the people behind CFCP?
The Centre for Creative Practices, CFCP, founded in September 2009 by Monika Sapielak and Ian Oliver, is the only arts centre in Ireland dedicated to connecting, integrating and promoting migrant, 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 Intercultural Arts venue and the needed home and catalyst for immigrant, experimental and emerging artists. CFCP has been awarded: * 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 CFCP is supported financially by: * The Arts Council of Ireland * Dublin City Council – Arts Office * Dublin City Council – Office of Integration * Arthur Guiness Fund
What programmes will CFCP be running in 2014
We will be running the following programmes in 2014: ArtConnected We are developing an online platform for artists, arts organisations, arts professionals, venues and service providers to manage their artistic careers, projects and opportunities smarter and in a fraction of the time by working and collaborating nationwide via a single platform, ArtConnected. New Voices of Ireland Series Showcases works by 12 migrant, experimental and emerging artists of various disciplines living and working in Ireland. The final programme of selected 12 projects will be shown from April 2014 to March 2015. We also engaging with the local communities through a series of complementary talks with the artists and a number of World cafes on various aspects of Interculturalism. Ephemeral Arts Festival For the month of September CFCP will be hosting various international artists (based in Ireland) who work with very short-living materials. They will present their unique art in a series of 10 events with the final event during the Culture Night. The events will be accompanied by a series of workshops and talks. CFCP Intercultural Winter Arts Fair The Intercultural Winter Arts Fair is CFCP’s yearly celebration of works by the local and migrant artists presented in a Fair form as an alternative to the commercial Christmas shopping. The Intercultural Winter Arts Fair takes place in the first two weeks in December and includes exhibition, animation screenings, storytelling evening, concerts, workshops and Close of the Year event. It’s multidisciplinary, intercultural and very relaxed. Up to 30 artists present their works every year. CFCP Information Clinic on Funding and Career Opportunities for ethnically diverse, experimental and emerging artists A series of events After the great success and fantastic reviews of the Information Clinic on Funding Opportunities for Ethnically Diverse Artists which took place in September 2013 with 26 national and local arts organisations represented at the event and over 60 artists participating in the event we see a great need to continue and further develop the Information Events. We are planning to run 5 Information Clinics over the year with each covering different genre: * Visual Arts including Photography &Film * Performing Arts including Dance, Theatre and Street performance * Music covering all genres of music * Literature, Spoken Word, Storytelling * Traditional and alternative sources of Funding CFCP Artistic Entrepreneurship Series Artistic Entrepreneurship is a new, very rapidly developing area of support and skills allowing artists to unfold their innovative and entrepreneurial nature which they have by their creative profession. In countries like the UK and USA the main governmental agencies open whole departments to facilitate, encourage and fund artistic entrepreneurship and projects in this area. CFCP is strongly committed to the idea of social entrepreneurship and “profitable artists” is happy to bring a regular programme on this topic to Dublin and to Ireland. The planned Series of talks on the Artistic Entrepreneurship will give interested artists and overview of the international practices in this field and tools to apply them in their own practice The topics of the series will include talks, workshops and publication on: * The synthesis of Arts and Business * Operational and Marketing Mastery * Sustain Your Art – product positioning and funding * Make the Call – researching your market * Crowd Funding and artistic PR * Alternative Ways to Fundraise & Exhibit * A Guide to Artist Residencies workshop and publications * Professional Business skills and implementation * Planning & Delivering Arts Education Programmes CFCP Artists Support & Mentoring Scheme CFCP – Mentoring scheme provides artists of various disciplines with tailored advice, space and feedback on their planned projects. In some cases CFCP provides also the recording, rehearsal space and offers active promotion of the projects.

Looking for more information

If you would like to make a booking for just to get some more information on our Space Hire Services in CFCP please use the form opposite or feel free to call us on +353 (0)1 7995416 or just shout, we will hear you.


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

CFCP

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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ArtConnected

Manage your artistic career, projects and opportunities smarter and in a fraction of the time Get Discovered - Increase your visibility & exposure Get Connected - Reach out to other Arts Professionals Get Organised - Track & measure your calls & responses Get Engaged - Receive & reply to calls, know of opportunities Get Smart – Turn your artistic potential into a successful professional practice
A smart solution for working in the arts

cfcp 20 4 20

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.
More details coming soon!

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.

Artistic Entrepreneurship

ArtConnected – Send Tailored Calls & Opportunities Directly to Targeted Recipients

What can ArtConnected do for Organisation? Just to keep you up-to-speed with what is happening in ArtConnected land at the moment. Progress is exciting and profitable, the alpha testing continues apace with comments and fixes coming thick and fast between our in-house...

Innovation in the Arts

ArtConnected – Send Tailored Calls & Opportunities Directly to Targeted Recipients

What can ArtConnected do for Organisation? Just to keep you up-to-speed with what is happening in ArtConnected land at the moment. Progress is exciting and profitable, the alpha testing continues apace with comments and fixes coming thick and fast between our in-house...

Advocacy & Research

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

Ian Oliver

Communications at CFCP

Sarah Bracken

Venue Co-ordinator at CFCP

Shula

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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 

CFCP Financial Support

  • The Arts Council of Ireland
  • Dublin City Council – Arts Office
  • Dublin City Council – Office of Integration
  • Arthur Guiness Fund

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


Other ways to get involved with CFCP

The table below outlines 4 programmes for you to get involved


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 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
Get ahead!

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
Become an Angel!

Our Sponsors, Funders and Supporters