Types of Funding


FEAST Main Grants

Audience Development

Projects create new opportunities for more people in Cornwall to enjoy high quality arts events as audiences.

Audience Participation

Projects develop new participatory arts opportunities, grow confidence in participants’ own creativity and strengthen communities by initiating new opportunities for people to meet and share experiences


FEAST Smaller Grants

Open Smaller Grants

Grants of up to £1,000 for community arts projects. This pot is open to application from communities themselves as well as practicing artists. Applications for more than £500 need to provide match funding of 50% but you can count in kind support such as free use of venues etc.

Festival Enhancement

Grants of up to £1,000 for members of Cornwall Festivals Network to refresh the artistic programme of their festivals. Applications for more than £500 need to provide match funding of 50% but you can count in kind support such as volunteer time, free use of venues etc.

Your project may be eligible for consideration under the FEAST / Cornwall Community Foundation partnership arrangements. Please go to Cornwall Community Foundation Partnership for further information.


Bright Sparks

Cornwall Museums Partnership and FEAST are challenging museums and artists to work together to generate original ideas for bringing more and different people into the museums of Cornwall to enjoy Cornwall’s unique heritage.  We have established a joint small grants fund of up to £2500 to enable the best ideas to be tested and delivered.

The project must involve some form of tangible activity or event with which the community can get involved. Applications must be made jointly by artist(s) and museum.


Moveable Feast

A small fund to help deepen the talent pool by encouraging artists to offer placement opportunities for emerging artists within their projects.

Please go to Moveable Feast for more information and to download an application form. Click here 


Who can apply?

To be eligible for the FEAST Main Grants, Audience Development and Audience Participation, you must be a practicing artist or a professional creative organization based in Cornwall. We expect applicants to show that they have a real knowledge of / connections with the community in which they intend to work and to provide evidence of community support for the project.

We accept applications from schools but the project must involve the wider community and bring significant community benefits.  We cannot fund activity which is the core remit of the school and which should be funded through educational budgets.

We accept applications from people who are under 18 as long as you apply with an adult mentor who will provide a reference.

To be eligible for FEAST Open Smaller Grants you must represent a community organization which is constituted or which has a set of rules to govern its operation. We understand ‘community’ as a collection of people defined by you: a village, a football team, a book club. Joint applications from community activists and professional artists are welcome.

To be eligible for the FEAST Festival Enhancement Grant you must be a member of the Cornwall Festival Network working with a professional artist, and have an idea about how to invigorate your programme. We will not support the core costs of the festival: applications must be for something artistically new.


You are not eligible to apply to FEAST if you are

A full time student when the project is part of your student work

Promoting a political or religious point of view

Embarking on a commercial project