Cornwall Festivals Network


This network has been set up to provide a range of different kinds of support to the many voluntary run festivals which form such a lively and crucial part of Cornwall’s cultural scene.
Festivals which are principally volunteer run, have a significant element of heritage or arts in their programme, or an ambition to develop those elements, are eligible to become part of the network.
The central aim is to bring festival organisers together to share knowledge, skills and resources. Joint training sessions can be organised on topics which the organisers request. In addition, we help market the festivals through the production of a Feast of Festivals leaflet, which is distributed throughout Cornwall and beyond.

There is also a dedicated FEAST funding stream to enhance the artistic programmes of festivals which join the network. This will support performances, events or workshops which will:

  • Introduce a genuinely new and exciting element to the festival
  • Help sustain or build attendance
  • Help develop long term plans
  • Help build local interest and support

Only festivals which are part of Cornwall Festivals Network can apply for Festival Enhancement funding. The maximum grant will be £1,000 but an equal amount of match funding must be in place for any applications over £500. As with the other types of funding please be aware that it is a competitive process, we do judge your application against our criteria and not all applications can be successful.

To join the Festivals’ Network, all you need to do is send FEAST a request to join (an email is fine), a copy of your constitution and evidence of a bank account. We do expect someone from the named festival to come to at least one Festivals’ Network meeting each year.


As a member you can download an application form for entry into the Cornish Festivals Leaflet 2019 here