WELCOME TO THE CENTRE FOR CREATIVE PRACTICES
Leading Intercultural Arts In Ireland
SUPPORTING AND PROMOTING MIGRANT ARTISTS AND
CULTURALLY DIVERSE ARTISTS
Founded in 2009, the Centre for Creative Practices (CFCP) is an award-winning, not for profit organisation dedicated to connecting, integrating, and promoting Migrant and Culturally Diverse Artists and intercultural arts practices in Ireland.
We are committed to professionally supporting Migrant and Culturally Diverse Artists, effectively showcasing and further developing their talents and enabling them to access resources and the local arts scene. We help migrant and culturally diverse artists to fulfil their creative potential for their own and societal benefit.
Offering New Models for Cultural Integration
CFCP is widely acknowledged to be a champion facilitator of intercultural, interdisciplinary, collaborative and participatory artistic practices; a potent catalyst for positive intercultural collaborations and a pro-active innovator and pioneer in creative entrepreneurship training. CFCP provides artists in Ireland with the professional skills necessary to build sustainable careers.
CFCP is fully committed to the values of DIVERSITY, TOLERANCE, INCLUSIVITY AND RESPECT
Facilitating Intercultural Collaboration
The Centre for Creative Practices runs four annual flagship programmes that promote and support the work and professional development of migrant and culturally diverse artists in Ireland.
Our programmes are also designed to stimulate and facilitate intercultural collaboration between migrant and culturally diverse artists and the Irish artistic community. We support artists in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
OUR CURRENT PROGRAMMES
CENTRE FOR CREATIVE PRACTICES
CALL FOR ARTISTS
LIVING IN DIRECT PROVISION
CALL FOR ARTISTS LIVING IN DIRECT PROVISION
Centre for Creative Practices is looking for an individual artist or an artists’ collective living currently in direct provision to create and showcase their new artwork in response to works by a visual artist Belinda Loftus whose exhibition will take place in September 2022 in Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin. We welcome proposals from artists of all disciplines.
We are inviting individual artists/artists’ collectives to submit their written proposal (max 500 words) outlining how they envisage their artistic response to the themes selected for the exhibition. The proposals should include artists’ short biog and information about previous works. Links to social media pages are acceptable.
Details about Belinda and her work can be found here.
The submission deadline is 17th April.
The overall topic of Belinda Loftus’ exhibition is CITIZENSHIP. The artist plans to arrange her body of work in themed sections in Rathfarnham Castle. The working titles for each section are:
– Nested? Sorted? Pigeon-holed? – to be placed in the Castle’s wine cellar and basement area. The initial concept for this room entails the exhibition of works looking at nesting and homing of birds, and how documents on human and refugee rights are filed away and lost in government systems.
– Home – will showcase Belinda’s new work relating to Rathfarnham Castle and the people who lived and worked there, including both the members of the Loftus family but also builders, servants, soldiers.
– Nation – Belinda’s existing works related to the Northern Ireland conflict and different ideas of nationhood.
– World – the artist plans to display works that detail difficulties of migration and challenge the global business world and its often detrimental role in causing climate change and migration
– Universe – will focus on our coexistence with other living and non-living agents in the universe
CENTRE FOR CREATIVE PRACTICES
MEETING POINT SERIES 2021
FOR MIGRANT AND
CULTURALLY DIVERSE ARTISTS
A SERIES OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TALKS AND WORKSHOPS FOR ARTISTS
CFCP Meeting Point - Professional Development Series
The Centre for Creative Practices is delighted to welcome you ALL to our fourth annual Meeting Point - Professional Development Series for Migrant and Culturally Diverse Artists.
The Meeting Point Series has 2 aims: 1.) To help artists hone and develop their professional skills; 2.) To establish a vibrant network between migrant, culturally diverse and local artists leading to new collaborations, cross-pollination, professional and personal growth.
The Meeting Point takes place online and as a physical series of talks, workshops, meet-ups and networking events.
Who is Meeting Point for?
- Migrant artists
- Migrant artist communities
- Arts participation groups
- Migrant Arts
- Culturally Diverse Arts Communities
CFCP New Voices of Ireland Series 8
The aim of the New Voices of Ireland Series is presenting migrant artists to the wider online community, tell about their artistic practices, new and previous works, plans and about themselves – their lives in Ireland and their artistic and personal roots.
The voices of migrants, the main agents of cultural diversity and collaboration are rarely heard, and in these challenging times, there is a danger that they will be completely marginalised. Hence, the focus of this year’s New Voices Series MIGRANT ARTISTS – Against the Odds 2: Open Studios on visibility and dialogue.
Through the New Voices of Ireland Series 8, we want to provide a platform for both physical and conceptual communication between migrant and local artists, their communities and their artworks created through observation and artistic exploration of their work.
View The Series
Even though the series has now finished you can view the series videos on our YouTube Channel.
TRAINING & MENTORING
CFCP has enabled a multitude of inter-cultural artistic collaborations in Ireland, between artists from home and abroad. We have helped migrant and culturally diverse artists grow their creative practice, immerse themselves in the Irish artistic landscape and make connections that otherwise might have been impossible. CFCP has also created a platform for audiences to discover and enjoy culturally diverse events, with a rich cross-pollination of ideas and themes that reflects the diversity of the artists and their collaborative work.
MIGRANT & CULTURALLY DIVERSE ARTISTS
have been integrated, presented, promoted, mentored and connected with other creatives through CFCP’s programmes and events.
of mentoring and professional development training to individual artists and organisations in Ireland and Europe.
at intercultural, multidisciplinary concerts, performances, exhibitions, happenings, workshops, readings, screenings and debates.
We took a part in the New Voices of Ireland series. Our experience of collaboration with Centre for Creative Practices were very positive. CFCP team provided us a professional assistance with organization, promotion and set. Conditions were very good for exhibiting and we were very satisfied.