Creative Kernow

Creative Kernow

Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella 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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Covid-19 - A Message from Cultivator

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We are committed to slowing the spread of the Corona Virus and are monitoring Public Health England and Arts Council England advice to keep our employees, tenants, clients and partners safe and well.

We know you will understand that our first priority is to ensure we protect everyone in the Cultivator team as well as our clients as much as possible. For this reason, the Cultivator team is now working from home. Any meetings between Creative Business Advisors and Cultivator clients will now be held by either phone, Skype or Zoom. If you already have a meeting booked in, please don’t worry – your Creative Business Advisor will be in touch to discuss how your meeting will take place.

If you are in the process of signing up to become a Cultivator client and need some assistance, please can we ask that you do not come into the Cultivator office, e-mail [email protected].

Events and workshops

We have taken the decision to indefinitely postpone all events currently scheduled. We will be waiting for further guidance from the government to inform our decision on rescheduling these events. People who have booked tickets to our events will be informed of the cancellations in due course. Rest assured that when these events are rescheduled, priority will be given to those who had previously booked a ticket. If you are unsure about anything regarding the status of an event then please feel free to e-mail [email protected]

Funding Rounds

At this time we do not anticipate any disruption to the funding rounds for mentoring and the Creative Investment Grant in the coming months. Obviously this will stay under review and any changes will be communicated as swiftly as possible.

Taking the impact of Covid-19 into consideration, we have made the decision to waive the 10% match required for Mentoring and Skills Development grants in the whole of 2020 – both grants will now be 100% up to the maximum.

Baseline. Survey

Baseline. is an initiative facilitated by Creative Kernow in partnership with the wider cultural sector including the Culture and Creative Industries team at Cornwall Council, to collect data about the impact of COVID-19 on the creative and cultural sectors in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.

Individuals, organisations & venues, that work in the creative and cultural sectors, which include: visual art & craft, design, performance arts, music, digital, museums, galleries, heritage, literature, film & media, are all invited to participate in the survey.

Your contribution will be invaluable in giving the creative and cultural sector in the region a full picture, and also in helping us and other key organisations, to advocate on behalf of the sector to funding bodies and, most importantly, to the central government.

Other Resource & Support

  • If you are feeling bewildered by what support might be available to your business from HM Government, all the up to date information is available on the Resources page of the Growth Hub website.
  • If you are wondering how Arts Council England are supporting creative practitioners and organisations, you can find all the latest information here.
  • United in Isolation is a useful new website sharing useful information for creatives, and also accepts submission.
  • Bectu has up-to-date legal information and support for individuals working in the creative sector.
  • Citizen’s Advice helps if you are struggling with living cost