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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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The Sustainable Creative Destination

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How can the creative sector respond in responsibly rebuilding Cornwall's visitor economy?

This one-day CLASH conference in partnership with cultural tourism project Cornwall 365 will bring together creative organisations and tourism businesses to explore and debate Cornwall’s ambition to be a sustainable, creative destination.  As we re-build post pandemic we are taking this opportunity to reflect on what we want to hold onto and what we need to change – taking inspiration from individuals and organisations in Cornwall’s visitor and experience economy and from other destinations working with similar challenges.

Kill the Cat Theatre will host the networking activities based on interactive theatre piece.  This will ensure that the “magic” that happens during the tea break at live conferences is not lost and attendees have the chance to discuss some of the ideas and inspiration from the speakers.

CLASH is Cornwall’s Climate and Sustainability Hive – a space for the creative sector to act collectively to address the climate emergency and find inspiration in growing the circular economy.  It is being nurtured by the Cultivator Creative Business Development Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Draft programme:

Morning

Keynote address: Time to Rethink Tourism? – Taking a regenerative approach – Vicky Smith, Earthchangers

Panel discussion – Realising the Sustainable Creative Destination  – bold visions and practical actions featuring Cornish tourism initiatives and contrasting perspectives from urban and international contexts.

  • Andy Brydon – Curated Place
  • Tracey Sage – Sage Culture
  • Louise Middleton – Kudhva 
  • Jill Stott – Tin Coast Project

Chaired by Fiona Wotton, Director Cornwall 365.

Afternoon

Preserving the past for whose future, exactly? Presentation and discussion led by Dr Tehmina Goskar, Curatorial Research Centre 

Open Forum Meetings

Further details will be announced on the CLASH web page

(Image of Michael Chaikin’s perspex wind sculptures at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens – credit Fiona Wotton)