Creative Artists Mentoring Project (CAMP)
October – December 2016
A vital component of our CFCP Creative Artists Mentoring Project (CAMP), the Mentoring Programme pairs artists working in all disciplines with artist mentors who provide one-on-one support, guiding mentees to achieve specific goals, such as composing an artist statement, researching potential venues for showing work, or completing a grant application.
Mentors will provide their mentees with broader access to the local cultural landscape by sharing ideas, advice, resources, and experiences.
The Mentoring Program aims to foster a community, providing opportunities to connect with other artists through group meetings, peer learning, and informal gatherings. Through access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations, the program offers artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice, and gain support and exposure for their work, while upholding their distinct identities.
Mentors will include artists who themselves understand the challenges of sustaining one’s art practice while navigating different cultural perspectives in the art world.
This is a competitive program open to artists from all disciplines (performing, literary, visual, multidisciplinary, folk and traditional arts).
- Live in Ireland
- Have been pursuing a career as an artist within the range of 1-10 years
- Are NOT currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree programme
Expectations for Mentees:
- To attend all group meeting dates below .
- To set realistic goals and objectives that are achievable within a short-term programme
- To be available to communicate and meet with your mentor
Mentoring Program Group Meeting Dates:
Note: attendance is mandatory so please check all dates before you apply.
- Introductions: October
- Meet the Mentors: October
- Check-in: October
- Check In: November
- Final Celebration: December
€100 per person
So if you would like to apply, either as a mentee or a mentor then please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s the first in the next steps, obviously we need to take it further but as they say every journey starts with the first step and this is the first step. If you have any questions then please feel free to get in touch.
Creative Entrepreneurs Training
Creative Entrepreneurs Intensive Training Programme
3 - 5 February 2017
Ashford, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Early Bird Price €250 till 31 December 2016 then €300
You know that feeling? You want to develop your creative or artistic practice and give it some structure. But there is never enough time or resources to focus on the business side of your practice. On the other hand it drives you mad that it doesn’t work as it could and should. You are not making enough sales, not getting enough contracts or you simply do not know how to start to build a sustainable creative career.
We have been there ourselves and know exactly how frustrating it can be. All we can recommend to you is to STOP, take 2.5 days out and join us for our intensive Creative Entrepreneurs Training Programme.
You will spend this time working on the business side of your creative practice. Together with you we will (re)define where you are right now with your creative business and where you want to be. You will formulate goals and steps to take with the primary focus on your specific creative niche.
Creative Entrepreneurs Resources
Celebrate with us a different & very social Valentines evening! Enjoy a participatory, frivolous performance, dream while listening to a heart-warming poetry reading. Celebrate your mate, great company of other people, a really cool venue and a glass of your favourite drink from the pub downstairs.
Catch up with old CFCP friends, meet new people and spend the night in he-arty style.
We are looking forward to seeing you in the Harbour Bar!
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So what have we been up to this year? Well we’ve been all over Europe, Ireland, UK, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Denmark and Hungary.
We have met some incredible people doing some incredible things and hopefully the work we have done with them on the entrepreneurial side of their creative business will give them the living conditions they are looking for. We have also worked with educational institutions on helping graduates and post graduates to look at building sustainable careers through working in the creative sector. And now a busy and exciting 2017 awaits us all in CFCP, one that we are looking forward to and on continuing the journey we have been on so far.
CEO ArtConnected & Founder of CFCP
Award-winning Artistic Director, Curator, Arts Manager, Producer, Social Entrepreneur and CEO with 25 years of work experience in the Arts.
Special interests include: Interculturalism, Participatory Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts Programmes, Transnational Artistic Programmes and Collaborations, Artistic Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Arts Sector.
Strongly dedicated to developing and presenting artistic programmes that are inclusive, socially engaged, supporting integration of migrant, experimental and emerging artists as well increasing participation of disadvantaged members of society.
Head of Creative Entrepreneurship, CFCP
Ian has over 15 years’ senior management and entrepreneurial experience in the Arts, creative and technology Sectors and 4 years’ experience working with Local Government, Local Enterprise Offices, Local Arts Offices, Arts Organisations and Venues, Universities, Businesses and Community Groups throughout Ireland, auditing and engaging the artistic and creative community within specific geographic regions.
Currently Ian is working on advising and designing sustainable projects that utilise art and creativity as the main driver to effect sustainable economic and social change. He also teaches and mentors artistic and creative entrepreneurship training to adult learners and undergraduate students.
Centre for Creative Practices
The Old Milking Parlour
The Centre for Creative Practices is located in a historic Co Wicklow on the grounds of Ballymurrin Quaker Farmstead.
We are situated off the main Dublin-Rosslare road, M/N11, between WICKLOW & ARKLOW. Input Ballymurrin Quaker Farmstead, Kilbride, Co Wicklow, Ireland onto Google Maps. Eircode A67 TK64.
From M11: Take EXIT 18 for Wicklow/Redcross. Follow signs for Redcross, striaght through two roundabouts. These will direct you to the old road, passing in front of the Beehive, parallel to the M11. 500 yards beyond, opposite the sign for Kiilbride, take the left hand turn. Follow twists and turns in road for one mile, past Rathmurrin Farm. A few minutes further, road rises slightly, and take right hand turn into gravel lane. Follow lane to end, through two white piers and into the courtyard of a pink house with white outbuildings. There is normally ample parking.
Note: If you travel as far as the Quaker Burial Ground, you are close, but need to turn back and take first lane on left, and follow instructions above.
By Bus Eirean - Take the No 133 and get off at the Ashford House or No 2 Bus Wexford/Dublin. Closest stop is at Lil Doyles Pub on the N11. Phone in advance, & if we can, we will collect you.
by Train - Take the train to Wicklow. From here please call!