There are over 419,000 non-Irish living in Ireland representing over 180 countries and a significant
proportion of these people are professional artists. The lack of a supportive, inclusive and creative
environment prevents integration and leads to frustration, disappointment, feeling of alienation
or giving up artistic practices which is a waste of human and economic potential.
The Centre for Creative Practices, founded in Sep.‘09, is the only arts centre in Ireland dedicated
to connecting, integrating and promoting immigrant, experimental and emerging artists among the
local arts scene and audiences. Established as a multipurpose venue CFCP bridges talents, cultures
and markets and provides a new model of integrating immigrants, local or niche artists through
intercultural collaborations and daily multicultural and multidisciplinary programme.