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’s artists and communities to create inspiring opportunities for people to come together and enjoy high quality arts as participants and audiences. Bringing artists together with community volunteers to launch or invigorate local festivals and events. We also work with partner organisations to offer new creative ways of tackling some of the social, economic or environmental issues facing Cornwall.

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

New opportunities for artists

The Leach Pottery is celebrating its centenary in 2020 and to mark this they are offering a number of artist commissions. The commissions will salute the traditions of the Leach Pottery while looking to the future and the next 100 years. FEAST is supporting the commissioning process. For more information please follow this link

Another significant Cornish anniversary, the 60th birthday of Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Beauty, saw the commissioning of Golden Tree to create a landmark piece of art work. Kerdroya, a colossal labyrinth made from our own iconic Cornish hedging, will be built on Bodmin Moor. Golden Tree are looking for an artist to create the centre piece of the labyrinth. For full details:

We are working on an exciting new venture: Bill’s Attic. Bill Mitchell, artistic director of WildWorks and Kneehigh, has left an extraordinary 40 years of creating and collecting for the benefit of artists and creators in Cornwall. Bill’s Attic is relocating to Krowji and will be managed by FEAST. We had a wonderful fund raising evening at Redruth Drapery in December and are now planning the design and relocation phase. We expect to be open at the end of April.

How lucky we are to live somewhere boasting such history and creativity!!

About Us

FEAST on Twitter

Along with @cornwallmp, we are running a tea and cake session for artists, museums and galleries who want to connect and learn more about Bright Sparks funding. If you’re interested get in touch!!



FEAST on Facebook


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.

"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.

Drama Express

The Festival of Curious Puppetry

Roseland Festival

St Germans May Tree Fair

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!

View The Bigger Picture

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