Creative Kernow

We are committed to slowing the spread of the Corona Virus and are monitoring Public Health England and Arts Council England advice to keep our employees, tenants, clients and partners safe and well.  There will be some temporary changes to services provided by Creative Kernow but we are working hard to minimise disruption as much as possible.

We are planning to work with Cornwall Council and other partners to undertake some quick research to help us all measure the impact of this crisis on the creative sector in Cornwall and speak with a unified voice to local and national government to secure future support.  More information will appear here shortly – please do respond quickly if you are able to as we know that our core funders are very interested in this.

We will be using this page for significant updates.  Please also check our social media platforms.


Our creative hub remains open for studio tenants for essential use only, and anyone who feels unwell or experience symptoms should not travel to the site.  Access for the public to any areas of our buildings is now not permitted.

The cafe at Krowji is now closed and the planned re-opening date will be subject to revision depending on government advice.

Carn to Cove and C Fylm

In the light of the latest government announcement regarding the ban on travel and theatre visits, as well as a rising number of concerns raised by our promoters, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel all the remaining Carn to Cove and C Fylm events for the spring 2020 season. We hope to reschedule as many events as possible for the future and will update our website as soon as we are able to confirm. Any ticket holders will be entitled to a refund. To assist in meeting some part of the performing artists’ costs, we ask patrons if they would consider donating these payments to Carn to Cove.

We aim to keep the office open but are following government advice on home working and so some members of the team may not be available to answer calls and receive visits. Please email with any queries and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Cornwall 365 What’s On

We are aiming to be as flexible as possible to help our partners and event organisers to promote their work.  With this in mind any advertising booked in with us for the Summer What’s On Guide can be cancelled without charge up until 24 April. After this we will charge a small cancellation fee (10%) to cover our costs. The deadline for listing events or advertising with us for the Summer Guide is 1st May 2020.

If there are not sufficient listings for the Summer Guide, then we will explore other ways to promote your organisation. However, our current intention is to print the Summer Guide and continue to advertise the huge range of opportunities and experiences in Cornwall.

We can also assist with how to approach cancellations in a creative way and how to maintain your organisation’s profile during this unpredictable time. Please get in touch for more information.


Any meetings between Creative Business Advisors and Cultivator clients will now be held by either phone, Skype or Zoom. Please don’t worry, your Creative Business Advisor will be in touch to discuss how your meeting will take place.

If you are in the process of signing up to become a Cultivator client and need some assistance, please can we ask that you do not come into the Cultivator office, but call on 01209 312501.

Also we have cancelled all our skills and networking events until further notice.

We will keep you updated of any changes via the Cultivator website and e-bulletin.


At this stage FEAST funding rounds will be continuing as planned.  Guidance will be issued as official advice for event organisers changes.  We are awaiting further information from the Arts Council regarding grant programmes to help compensate individual artists and freelancers for lost earnings. The team will be working remotely so please use the e mail address to get in touch.

Screen Cornwall

Screen Cornwall will remain open and available to respond to any location, crew or talent development enquiries. When possible our team will be following government advice and working from home and therefore may not be available in the office to answer the telephone. If you’d like to speak to us, please email with your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Payment of grants and invoices from artists / suppliers  

We expect these will continue to be paid within our normal timescales.


The Trustees of Creative Kernow have decided that it is not possible to continue with the interview and appointment processes for the posts of Chief Executive and Finance Director in the current coronavirus situation.  We have shortlisted for both posts and the process is now on hold until the world returns to something approaching normality – we will stick with the current shortlisted applicants and Trustees are not intending to reopen the application process for either post.