In 2008 Cornwall Council’s Creative Unit presented Arts Council England with a detailed proposal for a new community based art programme in Cornwall. Arts Council England accepted the plan and FEAST began operating.
FEAST invests in community and artist led projects and events that break new ground. We want excellent content and inventive thinking about how to involve different and new people. FEAST wants to have a lasting effect. We encourage ideas, skills and resource sharing so that communities are left better equipped to carry on the good work. To achieve a genuine change, which really does bring the arts home to communities, we need new ideas. FEAST wants to draw on the best ideas from the best people across Cornwall. That is why we have an open application process and why we help artists and communities to develop their ideas. We look for opportunities to take the arts into new areas by building partnerships with organisations that are working for social, environmental or economic change. Most of all we want our projects to bring people together and help communities become more lively, more generous and more confident. Over the years we have made many, many contacts and using this knowledge we aim to join up artists, projects and communities across the programme to make the whole more than the sum of its parts.
FEAST provides the following grants:
Open Smaller Grants