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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FEAST, making great art happen across Cornwall

Festivals’ Network

 
 

This network has been set up to provide networking opportunities and support to primarily volunteer run festivals which form such a lively and crucial part of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly’s cultural scene.

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Extraordinary Art in Everyday Places

We are excited to launch a new project to revitalise the Festivals’ Network. From Autumn 2023, grants of up to £2,500 will be available for successful festivals to support ambitious programming, diversifying cultural offerings, and experimenting with ways to attract new audiences, volunteers and income.

To find out more information, including how to apply, funding criteria and deadlines go to the Festivals Grants page.

To be one of the first to hear the news, sign up for the FEAST newsletter.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared
Prosperity Fund.

What is the Festivals’ Network?

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.

We hold meetings across Cornwall and aim to bring festival organisers together to share knowledge, skills and resources.

Joint training sessions or guest speakers can be organised on topics which the organisers request. In addition, we help market the festivals by producing a Feast of Festivals leaflet, distributed throughout Cornwall and beyond.

If you would like to join the Festivals’ Network and receive updates about meetings then please sign up here.



Browse and download here your go-to guide for Cornwall’s community led festivals where you can be sure to find something for everyone. Entry to the leaflet is free and the call out to festivals was made to communities across Cornwall.


Festivals’ Network Training Opportunities

We’re currently reviewing further training opportunities to offer network members.

Previous opportunities have included:

Ways you can engage with local government with Diverse Events, Town Bid Mangers & some Cornwall Council representatives
Volunteer recruitment & management with Volunteer Cornwall & Jenny Pickup
Where to start with fundraising with Jowdy Davey
An introduction to Equality Diversity and Inclusion with Sensory Trust
Exploring potential festival revenue streams with Natalie Fletcher
How to Run a Safe Event with Gull Rock Events
How to Run a Sustainable Festival with Livvy Drake.