Creative Kernow, the support organisation for Cornwall’s creative and cultural sector, is introducing an exciting new project aimed at breathing new life into festivals across the region.
Extraordinary Art in Everyday Places will invigorate the wealth of grass roots and community festivals by supporting local organisers to programme local, national, and international events in dispersed communities over the next two years.
Through FEAST, Creative Kernow’s arts and community funding program, Extraordinary Art in Everyday Places will provide opportunities for Cornish festivals to apply for grants of up to £2,500. Applications to support ambitious programming, diversifying cultural offerings, experimenting with ways to attract new audiences, attracting volunteers and increasing income will all be welcomed.
In addition to accessing funding opportunities, festival organisers will be invited to attend workshops and skills sessions and will receive enhanced marketing support.
The objective is to foster local leadership skills, build social capacity, and strengthen connectivity within the Cornwall Festivals’ Network, resulting in a world-class cultural program that appeals to both local audiences and visitors. The project will expand and fortify the Cornwall Festivals’ Network, shining a spotlight on hidden corners and underappreciated seasons. By involving national and international artists, the program will enhance the value of existing events and touring works delivered by Carn to Cove, Cornwall’s rural touring scheme.
A highlight of the project is Flamm, a pilot visual art-led event that brings internationally and nationally important work to Cornwall, enables ambitious new work by locally based artists and engages communities and visitors in its multi-layered programme.
For its pilot year, Flamm will be based in Redruth and will take place over one weekend in October 2023, working with the theme of Change. The vision is for Flamm to continue as an annual or biennial event, moving across Cornwall, with a new location and theme for each iteration.
To learn more about Extraordinary Art in Everyday Places and how you can get involved, please visit the FEAST website: www.feastcornwall.org
More information about Flamm and how you can get involved can be found on the Flamm website: www.flamm.creativekernow.org.uk