Promoting Sustainability & Tolerance Through Arts & Culture

We feel PASSIONATLY about the SUSTAINABILITY of the ARTS SECTOR, particularly for artists, arts professionals and arts organisations.

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Sustainability in the Arts

Arts & Cultures Role in Economic & Social Sustainability

A sustainable arts sector produces more good news stories, which in turn leads to increased engagement, greater public awareness of their importance and greater public funding. One of the ways we can achieve this is through education of artists, arts professionals and arts organisations.

How can we achieve it?

Cultural Diversity & CFCP

Leading Intercultural Arts in Ireland

The Centre for Creative Practices (CFCP) is the first intercultural Arts Organisation in Ireland and in Europe leading and shaping culturally diverse arts practice.

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Innovation in the Arts

Improving the Business of Arts Through Technology

At the Centre for Creative Practices we are always concerned with using technology to improve the lives of artists and the arts sector.

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Research & Advocacy

Discovering What A Sustainable Arts Sector Needs

Finding out about the needs of artists and putting the findings into practice

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Centre for Creative Practices

Next Events

Workshop – Artistic Entrepreneurship – Getting to Grips

28 March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

+*-Would you like to make your passion your profession? Have you been trying to make a living from your art?

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Workshop – Artistic Entrepreneurship – Defining the You in your work

28 March @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

+*-In this 2 1/2 hour workshop we look at the You in your work. We look at how you engage with your audience.

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Call for Entries – New Voices of Ireland

30 March @ 6:00 pm

+*-The theme for 2015 Series is “Beyond the Obvious, beyond the familiar – from producing things to nurturing the social capital”.

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The Centre for Creative Practices

Empowering the Arts in Ireland

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The Centre for Creative Practices

The Centre for Creative Practices, CFCP, 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. We feel PASSIONATELY about the SUSTAINABILITY of the ARTS SECTOR, particularly for artists, arts professionals and arts organisations.

We look at the increased benefits to society of a vibrant sustainable arts sector as well as the economic benefits. A sustainable arts sector produces more good news stories, which in turn leads to increased engagement, greater public awareness of their importance and greater public funding. One of the ways we can achieve this is through education of artists, arts professionals and arts organisations.

A Few Things to Be Clear About

  • Making Money with your art does not betray you – you don’t have to feel guilty about selling art
  • You produce your art to sustain yourself – you have to detach yourselves from the pieces you want to sell
  • Professional work deserves proper remuneration – you are recognised professionals
  • Non-verbal communication is as powerful as verbal communication in breaking down intolerances

Centre’s for Creative Practices’s (CFCP) four main areas of activities:

Sustainability in the Arts

We feel that a sustainable arts sector produces more good news stories, which in turn leads to increased engagement, greater public awareness of their importance and greater public funding. One of the ways we can achieve this is through education of artists, arts professionals and arts organisations.

Leading Intercultural Arts

The Centre for Creative Practices (CFCP) is the first intercultural Arts Organisation in Ireland and in Europe leading and shaping culturally diverse arts practice. CFCP is dedicated to integrating, promoting and mentoring migrant and local niche artists. We also have access to and engage with a diverse range of minority ethnic and cultural communities.

Innovation in the Arts

At CFCP we are always looking at innovative ways technology can improve the lives of artists and the arts sector. Our first project is a new an innovative online platform, ArtConnected, which will make collaboration, engagement and discovery a lot easier and enhance artistic practices.

Advocacy & Research

At CFCP we provide research backed data to help discover what a sustainable Arts Sector needs.  The only way that we can advocate for change is to find out about the needs of artists and make sure that the findings are put into practice.

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CFCP Programmes

Artistic Entrepreneurship

We look at the increased benefits to society of a vibrant sustainable arts sector as well as the economic benefits. Need help turning your passion into your profession? – Talk to us!

Artistic Planning Support

Struggle with strategy or a clear mission, help with funding applications, input into your programming, putting together budgets, problems with governance or legal structure – Talk to us!

Migrant Artists Project

MAP is the first large-scale project in Ireland focused on integrating Migrant artists into Ireland’s arts scene. If you work in Intercultural Arts then get involved – Talk to us!

Pro-Bono Project Services

We feel PASSIONATLY about the SUSTAINABILITY of the ARTS SECTOR, particularly for artists, arts professionals and arts organisations. Have a project but can’t afford a big budget – Talk to us!

New Voices of Ireland

Together with selected artists we aim to capture outstanding examples of how artists see their role & the role of culture in contributing to social and economic regeneration. Want to get involved? – Talk to us!

cfcp 20 4 20 scheme

We are always concerned with using technology to improve the lives of artists and the arts sector. CFCP 20 4 20 is all about great ideas and making them work, so if you have a great idea for the arts sector – Talk to us!

Artistic Entrepreneurship Programme

Why Artistic Entrepreneurship?

  • Artists learn how to produce great work but they are not taught how to make their living.
  • Artists take low paying jobs to subsidise their art practice.
  • The average artist income in 2008 was 35% LESS than the average industrial worker, in 2001 the average artists income was 20% MORE
  • Artists’ main complaint is an inability to gain sufficient income from their work as artists

Need help turning your passion into your profession?

Then Talk to us!

Artistic Entrepreneurship Programme

The SUPPORT and SKILLS that allows artists, arts professionals and arts organsations to BUILD strong CAREERS in the arts sector. We look at the WHY, WHAT & HOW artists, arts professionals and arts organisation do what they do. TURNING PEOPLES PASSIONS INTO THEIR PROFESSION.

 

Defining Your Why

Would you like to make your passion your profession? Have you been trying to make a living from your art? Have you been trying to get an audience for your art? Struggling?

This will give you a basic insight into how to change this, the steps you can take and what results you are looking for. It will also ask you the question, WHY am I doing this? For whom, what and why? If you can Define your why, your purpose and your impact; construct your stories; be honest, authentic and one with yourself then you are in a position to kickstart your career in the arts.

 

Defining the You in your work

We look at the You in your work. We look at how a knowledge of Somatic and Embodied Leadership skills can help you in your artistic practice.  Exploring the idea of CIOACC – Centred, Integrity, Openness, Action, Collaboration and Commitment.  We will also look at motivation and what drives you.  We will also look at what motivates others to engage with your work – be they audiences, stakeholders, funders or customers and how you need to engage on a personal level with them and to look at the World from their perspective.

 

Artistic Entrepreneurship Programme Aims

  • Helping the Arts and Culture Sector to become more professional in its business outlook
  • Build suitable Arts Sector in Ireland
  • Making the Arts Sector innovative and market proof
  • Make a positive impact on artists, society and the economy
Turn your passion into your profession!

Do you ever find yourself in any of the following situations?

  • struggling with your strategy
  • forming a clear mission for your organisation
  • need help with your funding applications
  • want some input into your artistic programming
  • need to put together a budget,
  • have problems with the governance or the legal structure
  • have a project you need help with
  • struggling to find your Why
  • want to talk to someone who knows the arts sector?

We are getting so many questions for advice about all aspects of running an artistic organisation, project or business that we have decided to give this area of our work a separate name and build it up as a professional service.

Giving Something Back

Having run a very busy, multidisciplinary and intercultural arts venue in Dublin for over 5 years and having worked in the sector for well over 25 years we are more than happy to share this expertise with our Creative Friends!

 

Let's Get Going!

Artistic Planning Support Programme

Why we started the Artistic Support Planning Programme

We are getting so many questions for advice about all aspects of running an artistic organisation, project or business that we have decided to give this area of our work a separate name and build it up as a professional service.

Having run a very busy, multidisciplinary and intercultural arts venue in Dublin for over 5 years and having worked in the sector for well over 25 years we are more than happy to share this expertise with our Creative Friends!

Who the Artistic Support Planning Programme is for

  • Artists
  • Arts Professionals
  • Arts Organisations
  • Collectives / Groups / Bands

We would be very happy to work with you and help your ideas to get into a good shape. We offer full and half day Support sessions and we can also design custom extended sessions for you at an affordable rate.

Artistic Planning Support Programme Aims

  • Help the Arts and Culture Sector to become more professional in its business outlook
  • Build a sustainable Arts Sector in Ireland
  • Making the Arts Sector innovative and market proof
  • Make a positive impact on the arts, artists, society and the economy
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New Voices of Ireland Series 3

Beyond the obvious, beyond the familiar
from producing things to nurturing the social capital

Capturing outstanding examples of how artists see their role, and the role of culture, in contributing to social and economic regeneration on a local, national and global level.

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New Voices of Ireland Series 3

Call for Entries

Submission deadline – 30th March

Artists’ fee paid by CFCP for each selected project – €500.00 per project

For 2015 New Voices of Ireland Series we are looking for submissions from artists of all disciplines. The theme for 2015 Series is “Beyond the Obvious, beyond the familiar – from producing things to nurturing the social capital”.

Up to 12 projects will be selected to present their work within the Series. The programme will be accompanied by artists’ talks, Q/A sessions a podcast and the catalogue for the Series.

Profile of artists especially invited to submit their proposals are: migrants, experimental, emerging artists, changing their living conditions and environment – coming back to Ireland from migration, moving from rural into urban area etc.

The submission is open to artists of all disciplines. 

Please apply with the project outline, your artistic bio and a short statement via email to monika@cfcp.ie.

The submissions’ deadline is 30th March 2015 6pm. 

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Advocacy & Research

As part of our research programme in CFCP we complied an artists survey in 2013.

Artists Survey

Our work also includes research carried out through our Artists Survey (demographics and needs assessment), which was completed by 275 artists in 2013. The survey was carried out to find out more about migrant artists resident in Ireland.  We are up-dating the survey in 2015 to further our research into the needs of artists in the sector and the impact sustainability in the arts could provide.

Artists Survey 2013

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Download the results here

Cultural Diversity

As part of our cultural diversity programme at CFCP we have started the Migrant Artists Project (MAP)

CFCP Migrant Artists Project (MAP)

The Idea – Migrant Artist Project (MAP) @ the Centre for Creative Practices

Migrant Artist Project (MAP) at the Centre for Creative Practices is the first large-scale project in Ireland focused on integrating Migrant artists into Ireland’s arts scene. Through space, strong collaborative online platform, intercultural and multidisciplinary programme, and a yearly series, New Voices of Ireland – MAP will present Irish audiences with a culturally diverse programme.

It’s the first project of this kind in Europe and has a huge potential to be presented as a role model in the European context.

Why MAP is important

MAP aims to increase the visibility of the artistic skills represented by Migrant artists as well as to create awareness about them but under-utilised artistic potential.

The programme will also provide access, necessary support and resources to foster creative careers, bridge talents and enhance intercultural collaborations in Ireland.

Get Involved with MAP

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Centre For Creative Practices News

CFCP – 5 years old and counting….

CFCP – 5 years old and counting….

 Who would have thought it…..   We are 5!!! – CFCP is 5 today… yes 5…!!! fuck…. who would have thought when we started this project 5 years ago in 2009 the impact that we would have made. Last night for us was a classic example with... read more

Teaching – a new departure for CFCP

As a number of you may know, I started teaching this semester in Champlain College on Leeson Street.  I personally had a great time and really enjoyed the experience.  Anyhow, it seems that the guys at the college wanted to write about me and the course I have been... read more

We, the disruptors, 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... read more

The desire on Art to be found

How Can We Increase the Desire? The Effect of Impact, or Lack of it, in the Arts   It seems incredible to me that the Arts sector is so reticent to adopt change.  When I say change I am talking about the adoption of business change not creative change as we are... read more

Platform 1 – Asking – Engagement 1

    This napkin has just two words. Please note that it does not say: Ask… …when timing is perfect.  …when you know exactly what to ask for.…after you’ve visited with the prospect nine times. …when you’re entire board is on board. …when those... read more

Platform 1 – Net Promoter Score – Digital Strategy 5

Platform 1 Artistic Entrepreneurship Tips from CFCP Net Promoter Score – Digital Strategy 5 How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or a colleague? Customer feedback listen right at the front line Most companies devote a lot of energy to listening to... read more

Who is CFCP for?

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 CFCP provide?

Space

Resources

Mentoring

Courses

Online Services

Access to Opportunities

Why do we do 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 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’s best abilities)

Awards & Recognition

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

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