WELCOME TO THE CENTRE FOR CREATIVE PRACTICES

For Migrant Artists, Migrant Arts, Culturally Diverse Arts Communities and Arts Participation Groups

DEDICATED TO MIGRANT ARTISTS, MIGRANT ART
CULTURALLY DIVERSE ARTS COMMUNITIES
AND ARTS PARTICIPATION GROUPS

 

Founded in 2009, the Centre for Creative Practices (CFCP) is an award-winning, not for profit organisation dedicated to connecting, integrating, and promoting Migrant Artists, Migrant Arts, Culturally Diverse Arts Communities, Arts Participation Groups and developing migrant arts and intercultural arts practices in Ireland.

We are committed to professionally supporting Migrant Artists, Migrant Arts, Culturally Diverse Arts Communities and Arts Participation Groups, 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

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.

OUR ACTIVITIES

PROGRAMMES 

TRAINING & MENTORING

RESOURCES

OUR PROGRAMMES 2020

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CENTRE FOR CREATIVE PRACTICES

NEW VOICES OF IREAND SERIES 2020

MIGRANT ARTISTS – OPEN STUDIOS

CFCP NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES 2020

For the 8th edition of the New Voices of Ireland Series entitled MIGRANT ARTISTS – OPEN STUDIOS, the Centre for Creative Practices is inviting expression of interest from migrant, culturally diverse and local artists who work with migrants and other marginalised individuals and communities.

In response to the COVID19 restrictions, MIGRANT ARTISTS – OPEN STUDIOS will have the format of a Series of an online event.

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 – OPEN STUDIOS on visibility and dialogue.

We invite expression of interest by artists of all disciplines who want to explore each other artistic path, work and thoughts. We want to hear where they come from as artists and humans and where they are going. We want to hear about their work, dreams, struggles and victories, about what they can well and what they need, where they win and where are they challenged.

We also invite theoretical exchange between migrant artists about their art, cultures, identity and position between societies.

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 OPEN STUDIOS.

Find out more: https://cfcp.ie/NVOI8/

CFCP New Voices of Ireland Series 2020

FORMAT OF THE PROJECT

Between 10 and 20 artists will be selected to collaborate (online or physically) in tandems and prepare two 15 – 30 min YouTube live or Zoom interviews/conversations about each other’s work. (15 – 30 min per artist)

Participating artists will be asked to share their stories, discuss their artistic concepts, methods, techniques or topics, their plans for the future, ideas, inspirations, challenges, comment on each other work, ask questions. If possible, a visit to each other studios would be welcome, but it is not a requirement.

Each conversation will be streamed live as well as recorded and made available on cfcp.ie.

Each selected artists will receive a fee of €500.00 for their participation in the project.

Expressions of Interest

EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS DEADLINE – 11 OCTOBER 2020

Please apply with a short artist biog and a statement (one page) outlining what would you like to share about your work, practice (artforms, topics), life and your views and how you would contribute to presenting your counterpart artists. Other supporting materials are welcome (max 3 pages).

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CENTRE FOR CREATIVE PRACTICES

ANNUAL MEETING POINT 2020

FOR MIGRANT AND
CULTURALLY DIVERSE ARTISTS

 

A SERIES OF TALKS, PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM

7 & 21 Sep, 4 – 6 pm
5 & 19 Oct, 4 -6 pm
2 & 16 Nov, 4 -6 pm

CFCP Meeting Point 2020

The Centre for Creative Practices is delighted to welcome you ALL to our third annual New Voices of Ireland – Meeting Point for Migrant and Culturally Diverse Artists.

The purpose of our Annual Meeting Point is to establish a vibrant network between migrant, culturally diverse and local artistic communities allowing for new collaborations, cross-pollination, professional and personal growth.

Despite these challenging times and the restrictions, we have a full and hopefully inspiring programme.

Register for Meeting Point

SERIES OF TALKS, PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS via Zoom.

  • 7 & 21 September, online from 4 – 6 pm – New funding schemes & commissions of new works
  • 5 & 19 October, online from 4 – 6 pm – Being a Professional artist, well-being for artists and professional development opportunities
  • 2 & 16 November, online from 4 – 6 pm – Pop-up shops – the quick guide how to set up and run a pop-up shop and the Arts Council’s new funding schemes and supports programmes for artists

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