Creative Kernow

Support Creative Kernow


Creative Kernow supports the cultural and creative sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We are a registered charity with a mission to enrich and energise communities through investment in the creative arts and industries.

Economic and social disadvantage continue to hold back communities in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly from reaching their potential. Low earnings (77% of the UK average), rural isolation & poor infrastructure have a detrimental effect on community mental health. This inhibits collaborative action against big issues like climate change, housing shortages and inequality.  While the Creative Industries are an area of economic growth, accessibility remains an issue for many residents who lack pathways to participate.

For 40 years, we have contributed to positive social and economic change which has had regional and national impact. Our participatory programmes and projects enable engagement in free or accessibly priced arts activities, reaching people from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  Participation in the arts is proven to improve health, confidence and cohesion. Our approach – co-creating culture with communities – builds strong foundations for positive change including vital employment skills and collaborative networks.

Our work supporting and providing training for creative businesses and individuals has been vital in energising the creative industries in the region. Our creative hub, Krowji has become a community for creatives and is an inspirational model of regeneration providing affordable workspace for emerging and established creative practitioners and businesses. 

We value kindness, creativity, difference, professionalism and emergence and aim to embed these attributes in all our activity and thinking. We listen to what our communities need and we deliver high impact programmes.

You can help people young and old benefit from the life changing effect of the arts or receive training or support to get them to the next stage of their careers.

By making a donation today you can ensure that we can continue to improve the lives of thousands of people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

If you would like to discuss making a charitable donation to Creative Kernow, please email