Funded by the European Social Fund, the European Regional Development Fund, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.

Creative Kernow

Leading Lights – How to run a successful artist-led organisation

Are you a local artist wanting to learn more about setting up successful art business models? Join Mayes Creative and Lumen for a jampacked day of talks, workshops, networking (plus an optional morning walk).

Lumen will share their story, highlights and insights into developing a successful artist-led collective in London and the power of strong social media engagement. Joanna Mayes (Mayes Creative) will share her experience of setting up and running an artist-led organisation based in Cornwall, talking about partnership and interdisciplinary working.

Leading Lights coincides with the Lizard Point Artist Residency – a project delivered by a partnership of Lumen and Mayes Creative. There will be plenty of time for participants to network with visiting artists and talk about their work and experiences.

About Lumen…

Lumen explores the themes of astronomy and light, curating events, exhibitions, seminars and residencies in the UK, Europe and beyond. Lumen first launched at The Crypt Gallery in Saint Pancras on the Winter Solstice in December 2014. Since then, Lumen has curated exhibitions about a wide range of subjects including the detrimental effects of light pollution, the representation of voids and black holes.

About Mayes Creative

Mayes Creative produces creative engagement opportunities for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. In partnership with heritage, science and technology partners, they aim to bring exciting events, activities & experiences to communities, whilst constantly seeking new and innovative ways to share and explore inspiring ideas through collaboration. They aim to illuminate and surprise, making apparently complex or difficult ideas fun and accessible to everyone.

10.30am – 1pm Optional walk with Rachel Holder of the National Trust. A 2.5-hour walk with visits to communication heritage sites along the route including the wireless centre.

2.00pm – 2.15pm Welcome
2.15pm – 3.00pm Lumen team
3.00pm – 3.30pm Joanna Mayes
3.30pm – 4.00pm Break
4.00pm – 5.00pm Workshop. Why collaborate? Opportunities and challenges; ways of working with other artists and partners.

Pasties will be provided in the break. Please let us know of any dietary requirements.

Evening Networking Session

6.00pm – 8.00pm Networking and evening drinks. A chance to talk one to one with visiting artists & workshop leaders

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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