For Migrant, Experimental & Emerging Artists
Giving visibility & building sustainability
CFCP, is dedicated to developing sustainability in the Creative Sector. If you’d like to find out more about what we do, please get in touch!
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!
We feel that a sustainable cultural and creative 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 creatives, professionals and organisations.
At CFCP we are always looking at innovative ways technology can improve the lives of Creatives and the Cultural & Creative sector. Our first project is a new an innovative online platform, ArtConnected, which will make collaboration, engagement and discovery a lot easier and enhance creative practices.
The Centre for Creative Practices (CFCP) is the first intercultural Creative 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 creatives. We also have access to and engage with a diverse range of minority ethnic and cultural communities.
At CFCP we provide research backed data to help discover what a sustainable Cultural and Creative Sector needs. The only way that we can advocate for change is to find out about the needs of all working in the CCI sector and make sure that the findings are put into practice.