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.
Creative Kernow
FEAST, making great art happen across Cornwall

Welcome to FEAST

FEAST harnesses the many talents and energies of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly’s artists and communities to create inspiring opportunities for people to come together and enjoy high-quality arts as participants and audiences. We support artists to work with community volunteers to launch or invigorate local festivals and events and to open new doors for people to explore their own creativity. FEAST also works with partner organisations to offer new creative ways of tackling some of the social, economic or environmental issues facing Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

We invite you to get involved as an artist, a community producer or a participant.

FEAST ROADSHOWS

Join us at a FEAST Roadshow near you! This is a chance for you to connect with like-minded creatives, share your brilliant ideas, and meet with others who are helping shape Cornwall’s cultural landscape. This is an opportunity to share your plans, your challenges, and your questions about FEAST and Creative Kernow.

Head here to book your free FEAST Roadshow space.


FEAST Grants


Bigger grants that are open for applications twice a year. The 2024 deadlines have now passed.

We will be reviewing the application process for the main grants in Summer/Autumn 2024.


Currently Open:

Open Small Grants (up to £1000)

Festival Enhancement Grants (up to £2500)

Deadline: 3rd of June 2024


FEAST Refresh: New guidelines and forms

We have updated our funding criteria as of 3rd May 2024. Please head over here to find out more.


About Us
 

FEAST Stories

We ask every project to provide us with an evaluation.  We have a filing cabinet full of 11 years of amazing feedback – the highs and the lows but mostly the highs! To really understand the impact that art can have, read about some recent projects.

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"FEAST has to have devised one of the best funding models I have ever come across: applications are simple, all applications are scrutinised and because the pots of money are not massive but are big enough to make something happen, artists are challenged to network, work in partnership and innovate to find other forms of money or support in kind, and this really stretches us and in a good way."
"This stretchiness has really brought communities together through the arts. Artists work hard for the FEAST logo on their work and so they should.” – An artist’s viewpoint
"I felt totally at ease even though I started off tense and so nervous. I have never felt confident enough to dance and now am keen to conquer that and continue to learn."
"We massively appreciate how you support artists and trust them to do their work. Your funding has we hope been a spring board to a much bigger venture for us and the community of Bodmin and other communities and has enabled us to test new approaches to our creative engagement with others."

Our Latest Projects

The official list of FEAST projects covering the length and breadth of Cornwall. However big or small, they are all part of the FEAST family.



One and All Affordable Tickets

Bal Maiden Musical Music Theatre Workshops

Sea Dances Downderry

Lost Words

The Bigger Picture

As well as running our core grants programmes, FEAST works in a variety of ways to make the cultural offer in Cornwall brighter and more diverse.  For example, for many years we have run a network for community led festivals in Cornwall.  We have also developed some very good partnerships  which enable us to do more: Cornwall Community Foundation matches some of our grant offers; Game Changer enables us to work with young people seeking find their path in life and Fun Palaces is a way for us to bring out the artist in everyone!

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