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CHANGE

But change isn't some we in the arts are good at!

But change isn’t something we in the arts do well

No it’s not really something we like to think about as we think we do, and do it really well.

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 still the leading sector in that respect.  No, treating art like a business is a taboo, the very mention of the words business and art in the same breath grates in the mouth of most on the artistic side although we hold up as some form of Demi gods those who have achieved commercial success, one thinks of the likes of U2, Pierce Brosnan, Graham Knuttle, The Pogues, Jim Sheridan et al and yet when asked to reach those or similar heights themselves most will state that they feel as if they would be giving away their art, their creativity, their very soul.

“Art Cannot Exist In a Vacuum”

How can we change this? Well there does seem to be a small shift in recent years, a number of national and funding organisations have taken a lead role in the promotion of professional development initiatives offering workshops and mentoring in topics as diverse as taxation, marketing, contracts and fundraising but the problem I see here is that there is no overriding structure just diverse topics covered in a diverse manner.

What we need is a concentrated development programme that outlines the aims, goals and outcomes of the scheme without taking away the core values of the individual participant, not compromising their creativity or art but enhancing it, giving it greater impact.

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Valentines Edition – New Voices of Ireland 4

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!

Giving Creatives & Artists the Opportunity to Build Sustainable Careers

What I AM talking about here is the entrepreneurial skills creatives need to provide fulfilling sustainable careers, as to be honest, the lack of any basic entrepreneurial education taught in art colleges and schools at present is appalling.

Giving Creatives & Artists the Opportunity to Build Sustainable Careers

What I AM talking about here is the entrepreneurial skills creatives need to provide fulfilling sustainable careers, as to be honest, the lack of any basic entrepreneurial education taught in art colleges and schools at present is appalling.

Creative & Artistic Entrepreneurs Academy

CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY bridges two apparently remote poles of human activities – CREATIVITY & BUSINESS to combat unemployment, create new jobs, support development & personal growth.

CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY at the Centre for Creative Practices is the first entrepreneurial offline and online development programme which combines a physical space for desk / office sharing, an incubator programme, and accelerator programme and access to other creatives, funders, mentors, resources for CREATIVES in Ireland helping them to become successful and sustainable entrepreneurs.

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.

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