Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the creative and cultural support organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

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Revitalising Cornwall’s festivals: Creative Kernow announces Extraordinary Arts in Everyday Places

Extraordinary Art in Everyday Places will invigorate the wealth of grassroots and community festivals by supporting local organisers to programme local, national, and international events in dispersed communities over the next two years.

Extraordinary Art in Everyday Places has received £327,500 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Through FEAST, Creative Kernow’s arts and community funding program, Extraordinary Art in Everyday Places will provide opportunities for Cornish festivals to apply for grants of up to £2,500.

Applications to support ambitious programming, diversifying cultural offerings, experimenting with ways to attract new audiences, attracting volunteers and increasing income will all be welcomed.

In addition to accessing funding opportunities, festival organisers will be invited to attend workshops and skills sessions and will receive enhanced marketing support.

The objective is to foster local leadership skills, build social capacity, and strengthen connectivity within the Cornwall Festivals’ Network, resulting in a world-class cultural program that appeals to local audiences and visitors.

The project will expand and fortify the Cornwall Festivals’ Network, shining spotlights on hidden corners and underappreciated seasons.

By involving national and international artists, the program will enhance the value of existing events and touring works delivered by Carn to Cove, Cornwall’s rural touring scheme.

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A highlight of the project is Flamm, a pilot visual art-led event that brings internationally and nationally important work to Cornwall, enables ambitious new work by locally-based artists and engages communities and visitors in its multi-layered programme.

For its pilot year, Flamm will be based in Redruth and will take place over one weekend in October 2023, working with the theme of Change. The vision is for Flamm to continue as an annual or biennial event, moving across Cornwall, with a new location and theme for each iteration.

To learn more about how you can get involved as a festival organiser, please visit the FEAST website.

More information about Flamm and how to get involved can be found on the Flamm website.

For more information on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus

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