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.

Mind The Gap by Tammy Bradley

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.

 

 

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OUR CURRENT PROGRAMMES

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Peer-to-peer
Artists’ Mentoring
Programme 2021


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Peer-to-peer Artists’ Mentoring Programme 2021 @ the Centre for Creative Practices

 

  • Introduction to mentoring workshop – Monday, 20th September, 11 am – 1 pm

  • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Programme application deadline – Monday, 27th September

  • Mentoring Period – 1st October – 10th December 2021

  • Final report submission deadline – 15th December 2021

  • Available funding – €500 per tandem

Peer-to-Peer Artists Mentoring scheme @CFCP is designed to support the professional development of migrant and culturally diverse artists of all disciplines. The Programme aims to help migrant and culturally diverse artists build tandems of two creative professionals – a mentee and the mentor who will work together for a set period to help the mentee improve their professional skills.

Mentoring can help artists define and achieve specific artistic goals; it can help manage a specific project, grow a professional network, and learn new techniques and skills – artistic or business-related, no matter what career stage.

Funding to cover the cost of the mentoring will be provided by CFCP and allocated based on the application process. All applicants will have to take part in the Introduction to Mentoring workshop.

Leadership Skills Training Programme

 

for Artists, Activists,
Cultural &
Minority Groups’ Leaders

27 September –
1 October 2021

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Leadership Skills Training Programme for Artists, Activists, Cultural and Minority Groups’ Leaders

@ the Centre for Creative Practices
27 September – 30 September
Ashford Community and Heritage Centre
Places available – 4

Centre for Creative Practices would like to invite interested artists, activists, cultural and minority group leaders to a subsidised, intensive Leadership Training Programme.

Taught jointly by Monika Sapielak from the Centre for Creative Practices and Yvonne Monahan, an advanced instructor in Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning, this programme will take you on a journey of self-reflection and action planning to help you become a more impactful leader, project manager and facilitator of collaborations.

Your tutors will share insightful and practical perspectives on how to lead yourself, lead others, collaborate effectively, manage projects, motivate your team and be aware of the power of non-verbal communication.

With our support, you will formulate a Leadership Action Plan that you can implement moving forward.

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CENTRE FOR CREATIVE PRACTICES

MEETING POINT SERIES 2021

FOR MIGRANT AND
CULTURALLY DIVERSE ARTISTS

 

A SERIES OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TALKS AND WORKSHOPS FOR ARTISTS

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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

Against The Odds 2:
Open Studios

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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. 

OUR ACTIVITIES

PROGRAMMES 

TRAINING & MENTORING

RESOURCES

OUR IMPACT

 

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.

2.5K+

MIGRANT & CULTURALLY DIVERSE ARTISTS

 

have been integrated, presented, promoted, mentored and connected with other creatives through CFCP’s programmes and events.

2K+

HOURS

 

of mentoring and professional development training to individual artists and organisations in Ireland and Europe.

20K+

AUDIENCES

 

at intercultural, multidisciplinary concerts, performances, exhibitions, happenings, workshops, readings, screenings and debates.

Join In

TESTIMONIALS

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.

Pawel Kleszczewski & Kasia Zimnoch

Artists, October 2014

We are delighted to initiate a partnership with CFCP… your support is truly appreciated and we look forward to continuing our partnership into the future.
Laurie Uprichard

Director , Dublin Dance Festival