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.

Laura Philpott

Performance, Music and Writing Creative Business Advisor

I am a passionate advocate for Cornwall and all things creative, with a huge desire to support and champion others. I unapologetically shout about our creatively rich region whilst utilising my experience within the performance, education and business worlds to provide practical advice, ideas and solutions. Working with hundreds of different businesses and individuals in Cornwall has given me a good insight into the potential challenges and opportunities that people are likely to face.

I also have first-hand experience of being a self-employed creative in Cornwall to draw upon (largely as a musician), with highlights being supporting major artists such as Madness and Sugarhill Gang and playing corporate events for companies such as ITV, BBC, and Carlsberg. I still average around 60 gigs per year alongside undertaking regular work in songwriting, recording, management, booking, communications, and promotion.

I studied Piano, Singing and Music Theory with the Royal Schools of Music and have a BA(Hons) Degree in Commercial Music. I have 10 years of experience working as a Lecturer, Educational Manager, Teacher, Workshop Leader and Examiner since studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I have a keen interest in fostering a love for the arts in others, empowering people to pursue a creative career, and maximizing business potential. I am also an ILM qualified Leader and Manager with a strategic approach to achieving goals and realising projects.