Cornish Culture and Context. Creative Industries in Cornwall. Alias - Nurturing artist led projects in the South West Arts and Business - Bringing arts and businesses together for shared benefit Arts Council England South West - Funding and developing the arts in the South West
Alias- Nurturing artist led projects in the South West
Arts and Business - Bringing arts and businesses together for shared benefit
Arts Council England South West - Funding and developing the arts in the South West
Arts for Health Cornwall and Isles of Scilly - Promoting the role of creativity in improving health and wellbeing
Audiences South West - Helping more people in the South West to experience culture
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden - Sculptor Barbara Hepworth's atmospheric studio and museum in St.Ives
Bridging Arts - Tackling difficult issues in society using art and art-related activities
Carn to Cove - Bringing music, dance, theatre and film to Cornish communities
Cornwall Arts Centre Trust - Creative industries company running a number of projects
Cornwall Design Forum - A network for designers based in Cornwall
Cornwall Film Festival - Annual film festival held in November
Cornwall Music Forum - Inspiring, Supporting, Connecting and Promoting Music in Cornwall
Cornwall Music Service - Instrumental and vocal tuition for students at Cornish schools and colleges
Cornwall Visual Arts Forum - networking and debate for Cornish visual artists
Creative Partnerships - Creative Partnerships fosters innovative, long-term partnerships between schools and creative professionals
Creative Skills - Advice and support for Cornwall's creative businesses and practitioners
Cumpas - Developing and celebrating Cornish music
The Du Maurier Festival - Festival of literature and the arts in Fowey each May
The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre.
The Summer season of theatre runs from May to September presenting drama, musicals and opera in this most dramatic of settings.
Minack in Cornish means a rocky place and the black headed crag below the theatre has always drawn local fishermen. Until the 1930’s they had the gorse filled gully to themselves and the cliffs echoed to the cries of gulls not actors.
From 1931 until she died in 1983 the Minack Theatre was planned, built and financed by one determined woman - Rowena Cade.
“Hall for Cornwall is a thriving theatre in the heart of Truro, Cornwall. Over the course of the year we welcome over 180,000 theatre goers to everything from classical to rock concerts, and pantomime to touring productions from the West End.Hall for Cornwall has an enviable reputation for dance with an equally broad range of performance styles to be enjoyed here from such companies as Rambert Dance Company, Richard Alston and Duchy Ballet.”
“From our home in Cornwall, Kneehigh have built a reputation for creating vigorous and popular theatre for audiences throughout the UK and beyond. In Cornwall, 1980, a village school teacher began to run theatre workshops in his spare time. In due course a mixture of people became involved, a farmer, the sign writer from Tesco, several students, a thrash guitarist from a local band, an electrician. No actors...nobody who had been trained. The workshops took place in the spirit of cheerful anarchy and casually slipped into performance, and finally the production of shows.”
Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives is an art gallery in St Ives, Cornwall, exhibiting work by modern British artists. The three-storey building, designed by architects Evans and Shalev, lies on the site of an old gas works, overlooking Porthmeor Beach.
“Visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a unique experience that offers a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain’s most important twentieth century artists. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the museum and garden, along with paintings, drawings and archive material.”
“With two venues we are able to offer a wide and varied programme showcasing the very best of national and international contemporary art, as well as work by some of the best artists currently working in the region.”
“The Royal Institution of Cornwall – the organisation that owns and manages the Royal Cornwall Museum and Courtney Library – was founded in 1818 for ‘the promotion of knowledge in natural history, ethnology and the fine and industrial arts, especially in relation to Cornwall’. This is still at the heart of everything we do, from collecting, display, exhibitions, education, publishing and our outreach programmes.”
“In 1994 the Dance and Drama teacher of Penair got together, at an informal meeting, with a couple of dance teachers from neighbouring secondary schools and decided to work together and pool resources so that ideas could be shared and top choreographers employed for joint workshops - and for the benefit of all.By the end of that first year, a Committee was formed; all of the seconday schools in the Carrick area were represented; a project bank account was opened; 8 joint workshops took place and the 5 schools involved held 4 Celebration Sharing Evenings of high quality dance.”
“Krowjiis Cornwall’s biggest creative sector cluster, providing studios, workspaces, offices, The Melting Pot Cafe, meeting rooms and other facilities for a wide range of creative businesses at the Old Grammar School buildings in Redruth.”
“Krowjiis home to a vibrant creative community which currently includes painters, jewellers, furniture makers, ceramicists, textile artists, web designers, theatre companies and musicians”.