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.
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Experience Newquay Cultural Commissions


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Summary of Project Grants

Experience Newquay is looking to commission a range of organisations to deliver cultural events, workshops and activities as well as create permanent installations across Newquay town centre. The work will contribute towards the creation and promotion of off-season experiential tourism products and sustainable year-round tourism.

There are 2 grants available:


Experience Newquay is a project promoting sustainable year-round tourism whilst connecting local Cornish communities and visitors with Newquay’s unique identity via cultural activities and programming. The project will support and promote the local creative, leisure and heritage sectors, by providing a bespoke business training programme and supporting local businesses in the development of sustainable activities and itineraries that appeal to locals and visitors alike.

As part of the project, cultural infrastructure will be installed in Newquay’s town centre to improve and enhance its use. These interventions in the town will drive footfall to wider businesses and increase dwell time. These experiences will be promoted as a unique attraction to draw visitors to Newquay in the low season.

The main aims of the Experience Newquay project are:

Cultural Commissions

Experience Newquay wants to commission organisations that will:

Aims of commissions

Client and stakeholders

Experience Newquay is funded by Cornwall Council and the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The client for the project is Cornwall Council, specifically the Experience Newquay team, which sit in the Economy and Skills team, part of Sustainable Development and Growth.

Experience Newquay is working closely with partners in Newquay including Newquay Town Council, Newquay BID, Newquay Town Team and Visit Newquay.

The commissioning process is led by FEAST, part of Creative Kernow. They are the main point of contact for advice and support in regard to the cultural commissions.