Open Call


Call for submissions for visual arts and multidisciplinary projects by or involving migrant and culturally diverse artists for the Centre for Creative Practices’ 2025 programme

Deadline – 25/02/2024


Open Call | Centre for Creative Practices Programme 2025

The Centre for Creative Practices invites submissions from PROFESSIONAL migrant and culturally diverse artists and local artists working with culturally diverse artists for our 2025 visual arts and multidisciplinary programme. We especially welcome participatory, collaborative, multidisciplinary and experimental proposals by individual artists and collectives. All projects have to include an artist’s talk and a participatory workshop for audiences.

We are inviting project proposals for two strands of our programme:

  • New Voices of Ireland Series
  • Third Space


THE NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES aims to offer broad audiences a unique chance to engage with high-quality work by selected migrant and culturally diverse artists of various disciplines.

THIRD SPACE – collaborative projects between migrant and culturally diverse artists

Artists’ fees, production and marketing costs will be covered, and curatorial and production support will be offered by CFCP for the selected project. Up to 10 projects will be selected.

How to

Interested artists should submit ONE SINGLE PDF document containing the following information:

  • Project/Exhibition proposal – 500 words max
  • CV/History of artistic practice – max 1 A4 page
  • 6 images of recent work – with titles and medium, where appropriate with dimensions
  • Artistic workshop proposal
  • Project budget
  • Proposed timeline venue

Please submit your proposals via email to In the subject line please state: Programme proposal 2025, CFCP

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch via email or just give us a call at 086-6084020.

The submission deadline is Sunday – 25/02/2024. Late applications will not be accepted.




Centre for Creative Practices Ltd. (CFCP) is a not-for-profit, national development and resource organisation for migrant & culturally diverse artists in Ireland.

CFCP is committed to professionally supporting, effectively showcasing and developing the talent of migrant artists, offering tailored artistic and capacity-building programmes, mentoring, and resources, and helping artists to access the local arts scene and build sustainable careers.

Migrant-centred and migrant-led, CFCP is acknowledged as a pioneer and catalyst for promoting cultural diversity, intercultural collaboration and exchange.

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Against the Odds2

From 4th February 2021

Each of the tandems will be screened as a premier on the CFCP YouTube Channel.




11th February 2021 Leia Mocan, Zahra Khan, & Imogen-Blue Hinojosa Session 1 Film on YouTube
18th February 2021 Mirjana Rendulic, & Chinedum Muotto Session 2 Film on YouTube
25th February 2021 Viviana Fiorentino, & Csilla Toldy Session 3 Film on YouTube
4th March 2021 Nasrin Golden, & Iordanis Sidiropoulos Session 4 Film on YouTube
11th March 2021 Diviane Helena, & Barbara O’Meara Session 5 Film on YouTube
18th March 2021 Irina Maldea, & Nkosikhona Ngcobo Session 6 Film on YouTube
25th March 2021 Samantha Brown, & Gboyega Akerele Session 7 Film on YouTube
1st April 2021 Tag Beckett, & Roxana Manouchehri Session 8 Film on YouTube


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



 11 October 2020


Expression of interest deadline


Week of 19 October 2020


Selection results published


Artists invited to take part in the programme


20 – 24 October


Accepting of the offer,
signing the contracts


Selected artists will be required to officially accept the offer and sign a basic contract clarifying the T&C of the appointment.


Monday 26 October 4pm – 6pm


Zoom workshop for invited artists


In this Zoom session, CFCP staff will connect with the participating artists to discuss the format and the details of the interviews.


Thursday 11 February 2021 6.45pm – 8.30pm 


Start of the weekly live Zoom interviews (Thu, 7.30 pm)


30 min long conversations premiered on YouTube commence where one artist is interviewing, presenting and contextualising the work of their tandem partner.


Tursday 1 April 2021 7.30 pm – 9 pm


Final session & Wrap up Zoom event for all participants


Final Zoom meeting with participating artists to feedback on the Series and wrap up the event.




Expression of interest via email to, Subject: New Voices of Ireland Series 8.

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).


The New Voices of Ireland Series is a flagship project of integrative, cultural practice between migrant and local artists as well as audiences curated and presented by the Centre for Creative Practices.

The New Voices of Ireland Series aims to:

  • Connect creative talent from new communities and various social groups from all over Ireland
  • Give migrant and culturally diverse artists an opportunity to share their work and talent with a wide local and international audience
  • Engage artists to express their views on social challenges and the role of culture in modern society through artistic practice
riding the giants Migrant Artists & Cultural Diversity

The New Voices of Ireland Series is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Queries: If you have any questions, please contact or call 086-6084020         

Alpha Eosin Red Ink on Vinyl Co polymer 2.2 x 2.2 cm 2015 M Geddis Migrant Artists & Cultural Diversity
Alpha Graphite Ink on Vinyl Co polymer 2.2 x 2.2 cm 2015 M Geddis Migrant Artists & Cultural Diversity
Bare Life 260cms x 260cms Migrant Artists & Cultural Diversity

I am a French filmmaker and I worked with the Center for Creative Practices through the “New Voices” programs, featuring the work of international artists based in Dublin. The CFCP is a great place where you can discover, in a very intimate atmosphere, great artists and great stories. My overall experience with the staff and the program was very nice, I totally support the CFCP.

Wissame Cherfi

Filmmaker, New Voices of Ireland - April 2014

As an emerging artist the new voices series provided me the opportunity to showcase my first solo show and supported me just at the transition from student to practicing artist. The staff at the Centre for Creative Practices were fantastic, so helpful, welcoming and enthusiastic, always on the go setting up the next show, (be it visual or musical) yet despite their dedication to work and tight schedule the staff treat anyone who walk through the door as a good friend and take the time to welcome them wholeheartedly. Having such a mix of audience, like the one at CCP is a really uplifting experience.

Pamela Byrne

Artist, New Voices of Ireland - May 2014

The New Voices of Ireland Series by year.

Click on a link below to access a catalogue.


“Migration – From Burdens to Opportunities”

“Divisions in our Cities – How Can Culture Help To Overcome These Divisions?”

“Beyond The Obvious, Beyond The Familiar – From Producing Things To Nurturing The Social Capital”

“Hybridisation and Blending of Social Identities”

“Migrant Artists On Ireland”

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