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

Arts Lab


Arts Lab is a creative wellbeing programme by and for young people in Cornwall, delivered by HeadStart Kernow, FEAST and Arts Well.

The aim of this programme is to address the mental and emotional health needs of young people, with particular attention to the impact of the pandemic, and to connect them to their local communities, giving them visibility and an outlet for self-expression. We are using the Five Ways to Wellbeing as a foundation for the creative projects.  

Over the past two years, we have commissioned artists to work with young people’s groups all over Cornwall to co-create opportunities in response to what the young people said they want. Watch the film and read the Impact Report by clicking the buttons below.

Applications to be involved in Arts Lab Year 3 have now closed. Keep your eye on this page as a call out for Arts Lab Year 4 applications will be launched in autumn 2024.

For any questions about Arts Lab, or to be added to our mailing list to receive updates on call outs, contact [email protected]

Find out more about the Arts Lab projects that have taken place by clicking on the images below.

Wheal Martyn Trust

Mitber CIC
Visual art, craft, film

Treleigh Primary School

Laura Menzies
Visual art


Nikki Bovis-Coulter
Visual art, craft

The Core Youth Centre, Saltash

Sarah Brittain-Edwards
Visual art, craft

Penwith CAMHS

Redruth Press
Screen printing

Marlbrough School

Lesley-Ann Eaton
Music, visual art

Leedstown School

The Lost Giants
Craft, visual art

Hayle Youth Project

Sally Knight
Dance, drama, film

Helston Community College

Jenny Haywood
Creative writing, visual art, VR

Devoran School

Jo Fitzgerald

Cornwall College

Global Jamming

Callington Community College

Alex Falconer

Delaware and Gunnislake Primary Academy

Sarah Brittain-Edwards

Photography & costume

Torpoint Community College

Beth Emily Richards


Helston Community College

Amanda Lorens & Mae Vgood


Troon CP School

Laura Menzies

Visual art

Treleigh School

Redruth Press

Visual art

Falmouth School

‘The Sunflower Project’ with Naomi Hannam

Land based & visual art

Beacon Academy,

‘Building an Artist’ with Adie Dove

Dance & music

St Cleer, Camelford and Calstock Primary Schools

‘Splann-It Earth’ with Keith Sparrow


St Stephens Community Primary School

‘Worms will dance as we make sounds to steer Spaceship Earth’ with RAME Projects

Sculpture & installation

Blackwater and Breage CofE Schools

‘Creative Journeys in Nature’ with Laura Menzies

Visual art, mixed media

TravellerSpace at the Teyluva Centre

‘Proud and Happy @ Teyluva’ with Amanda Lorens & Tony Minnion

Screen printing, banner making

Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change & St Day Carharrack Community School

‘Home’ with Lois Jones


Redruth School

‘Surreal Selfies’ with Amanda Lorens & Tony Minnions


Mounts Bay Academy

‘The Wellbeing Rebellion’ with Counterpart Productions


Torpoint Youth Group

‘Creative Connections’ with RAME Projects

Visual art, mixed

Roche Primary & Red Moor School

‘Elemental Music-Making’ with Kari Gilbert & Gavin Nicol


Doubletrees School

‘Connecting Circles’ with Shallal

Movement, music, visual art

Lerryn Primary School

‘Creative Nurture’ with Fiona Chivers

Clay, collage, construction

Community and Hospitals Education Service

The CreativiTEAM‘ with Sally Crabtree


Penryn College and Rosemellin Primary School

Internal Garden‘ with Justin Wiggan

Nature-based sonification

Penpol School

COAST‘ with Tough Dough

Visual art, installation

Launceston Youth Project

‘Lanson Zine Project’ with Karen Howse & Lydia Cristine


Milkshake Club, Saltash

‘Milkshake Club Mural’ with Louise Rabey and Gabi Marcellus-Temple

Visual art, mural

Newlyn School & Furry Youth Cafe, Helston

‘The Best Things’ & ‘Bread Stories’ with Caroline Schanche & Melanie Young

Visual art, film

Sir James Smith Community College & Lighthouse Community Centre

‘Flowers and Food’ & ‘To the Lighthouse!’ with The Photobook Project

Photography & writing

St Michael’s C of E Primary School, Helston

‘Creative Foraging’ with Cscape

Dance, theatre, craft