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Social Inclusion in Rural Communities in Ireland

Changing Creatives Lives in Rural Communities

SOCIAL INCLUSION – Developing a sustainable Creatives Entrepreneurship ecosystem will help young people from disadvantaged or poorer parts of the society to choose creative careers without the fear that they won’t be able to make their living from it. Currently the majority of students in Art Academies come from the most privileged social groups.

Currently, there is no tailored entrepreneurial education available to Creatives in Ireland. It is a Europe-wide cultural and structural problem that Creatives are trained to produce great work do but are not trained how to make their living.

Creatives are missing the skills necessary to set up and run sustainable businesses, they don’t learn how to communicate with their customers and how to address their needs.

To utilise the economic and human potential of the Creative Sector an Ecosystem needs to be created that connects Creatives with society and benefits both.

Our Creative Entrepreneurship training does exactly this. It gives Creatives tools allowing them to become part of the sustainable development of the whole country or their region.

The creative economy is a globally significant growth sector with above average sectoral growth trends. Evidence also suggests that a prosperous creative sector leads to greater potential sustainability for the locality in which they are situated. The recent work of the Western Development Commission has identified that Creative Sector is potentially critical for sustainable growth in rural Ireland. It is forecasted the Sector could help to create 17,000 potential jobs in the Western region alone.

CEDRA has recently stated the need for economic development strategies to include a specific focus on the development of the Creative Sector due to its high potential to support rural economic development in the future.

RURAL COMMUNITIES SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE:

  • Unemployment in rural areas increased by 192% between 2006 and 2011, compared to 114% in urban centres. The effects of this have been particularly felt in small and medium sized towns.
  • In 2011 69% of all unemployed persons lived in the countryside an increase of 12% on the 57% figure recorded in 1991. These figures highlight the critical need to facilitate development of the rural economy.

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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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CFCP Creative Entrepreneurs Academy

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