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

Creative Kernow
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Internship and Apprenticeship Programme

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Too much work, not enough hands? It might be time to take on an intern or an apprentice. We’ll help you find the right pair of hands to see your business grow, hurdling barriers you encounter and keeping costs under control with an employment incentive of up to £3,000.

Creative Investment Grants

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Got an idea for a way to improve your business performance, but need help getting it off the ground? We offer a rolling programme of grants for up to 80% of eligible costs (maximum grants are £5,000), per business.

Bespoke support for creative graduate start-ups

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Starting out is exciting. But it’s not always easy. In partnership with Cornwall College, we’re looking for 24 graduate start-ups with the ideas, commitment and potential to go far. Together we’ll work with you to identify what you want to achieve, then support you to get there, from helping you find and fund your first workspace to coaching and advice on how to grow, while still staying true to your creative spirit.

Bespoke creative industries export programme

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Do you ever wonder if you’re missing out on an overseas market? Or do you want to increase your audience at home, or abroad? Our ‘ready for export’ programmes are made with you in mind. Together with experienced trade advisors from the Department of International Trade, we’ll help you pinpoint potential markets and get you export-ready, with the scope for financial support to explore what export opportunities are out there for you.

Innovation Labs

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Led by our partner Real Ideas Organisation (RIO), these labs are a chance for you to get a fresh perspective on your working practice. By bringing new voices and insights into the mix, they’ll help seed new ideas around anything you’re working on, from your marketing strategies to services and products.

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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