Creative Links

Here are just some of the organisations working in the cultural and creative industries sectors in Cornwall.  We hope that this will help you to discover who does what and that it’ll inspire you to get involved.  Please do contact us if you feel that your organisation needs adding to the list:

  • Acorn Arts Centre – Arts centre at the heart of Penzance
  • 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
  • The Audience Agency - The audience development agency for England, created to meet the needs of a rapidly changing cultural sector
  • 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
  • CAST – Helston-based artists’ studios, CAST also run projects and events that encourage participation and appreciation of the visual arts

  • Carn to Cove - Bringing music, dance, theatre and film to Cornish communities
  • Charles Causley Trust – Running a writer in residency programme at the poet’s house in Launceston, plus associated literature activities
  • Circo Kernow - Training provider offering specialist vocational circus training and work experience
  • Cornish Mining World Heritage Site – Protecting and celebrating our world-class mining heritage
  • Cornwall 365 Go-to guide of cultural events and activities happening across Cornwall, all year round.
  • Cornwall Film Festival - Annual film festival held in November
  • Cornwall Museums - lists details of the museums across Cornwall
  • Cornwall Museums Partnership - Providing a professional advisory and support service for museum staff and volunteers; to create a bright and sustainable future for Cornwall’s heritage
  • Cornwall Music Forum - Inspiring, Supporting, Connecting and Promoting Music in Cornwall
  • Cornwall Music Service Trusthigh quality instrumental, vocal and curriculum tuition at all levels in a variety of educational settings
  • Cornwall Visual Arts Forum - networking and debate for Cornish visual artists
  • Creative England - a national agency that invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media.
  • Creative Kernow - Is the umbrella organisation that leads on a number of creative sector projects in Cornwall
  • Creative Skills - Advice and support for Cornwall's creative businesses and practitioners
  • Cscape Dance – Cornwall-based contemporary dance company
  • Cube Theatre – Theatre company that produces new works, literary adaptations and revivals     
  • Cultivator – Tailored business support and development for creative businesses in Cornwall
  • Dance Republic 2  Bringing dance to Cornwall for audiences and participants
  • Digital Peninsula Network - A network for media, ICT and digital creative professionals in Cornwall
  • Duchy Opera Cornwall’s only semi-professional opera company
  • Endelienta – Bringing music, literature, visual arts and reflection to North Cornwall
  • The Eden Project - The world famous biomes host a range of arts events and activities
  • Evolve Music - Engaging and inspiring communities through creative music workshops
  • FEAST - Funding is available to make great art happen across Cornwall
  • Geevor Tin Mine – The largest preserved mine site in the country
  • Golden Tree Productions -  Developing and delivering constructive cultural projects that uncover and celebrate Cornwall’s distinctiveness and diversity.
  • Hall for Cornwall - Cornwall's largest perfoming arts venue based in Truro
  • Helston Museum - Exploring 19th and 20th century Cornish culture and industry
  • Heritage Lottery Fund – The largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK
  • James Wilton Dance – Cutting edge dance produced in Cornwall
  • Kernow Education Arts Partnership (KEAP) - Work in a variety of settings to make the arts and creativity at the heart of work with young people
  • King Edward Mine – Sharing the story of tin mining in Cornwall
  • Kneehigh Theatre - Cornish theatre company that works in a variety of settings from village halls to castles; from Truro to New York!
  • Krowji - Studios, offices, cafe and meeting rooms for creative businesses and artists at the Old Grammar School, Redruth, Cornwall
  • Leach Pottery - Bernard Leach's recently restored studios and gallery space
  • Literature Works – Nurturing the literature sector in the South West
  • Miracle Theatre – Producing a rich mix of touring theatre
  • Minack Theatre - Open air theatre carved into the cliffs near Land's End
  • Newlyn Art Gallery / The Exchange, Penzance - Showcasing the very best of national and international contemporary art - including that produced in the region.
  • Newlyn School of Art - based in the famous artists' colony of Newlyn in West Cornwall and provides inspiring art courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery and printmaking taught by many of the best known artists working in Cornwall today.
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall – Inspiring people with stories of the sea, boats and Cornwall
  • O-Region – Film and theatre projects grown in Cornwall
  • Porthcurno Telegraph Museum - telling the fascinating story of the dawn of the age of worldwide communications
  • Penlee House Gallery and Museum – celebrating the art and history of West Cornwall
  • The Poly - Arts centre in the heart of Falmouth
  • Porthmeor Studios - Historically important artists studios in St.Ives
  • RiO (Real Ideas Organisation) - Social enterprise organisation that runs a variety of programmes for young people
  • Rogue Theatre – Creating exciting theatre experiences, often in the open air 
  • Royal Cornwall Museum – Showcasing the best of Cornish list and culture
  • Scary Little Girls – Vibrant artist-led theatre company  
  • St Ives School of Painting – Offers a range of art courses at Porthmeor Studios
  • Sterts Theatre - Open air theatre on Bodmin Moor
  • Tate St Ives - The Tate Gallery in St.Ives presents modern and contemporary art, often created in or associated with Cornwall
  • Falmouth University - University specialising in art, design, media and performance located in Falmouth, Penryn and Totnes
  • Wheal Martyn – The UK’s only china clay museum
  • Wildworks - Cornish theatre company that makes large scale landscape theatre
  • The Works - Developing dance and theatre in Cornwall
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Still looking for more links? Why not take a look at the Cornish Language Service for information about organisations concerned with the Cornish language and culture.

FEAST produces a leaflet with details of many of the festivals in Cornwall and there are also lots of festival listings in Visit Cornwall’s What’s On guide.

Visit the Cornwall Heritage Trust website for links to organisations concerned with conserving and protecting Cornwall’s heritage or explore the range services available through the Council’s Records, Archives and Cornish Studies service.