Cultivating Cornwall’s creative leadership


Applications are now open for the second cohort of the Creative and Cultural Leadership programme.

Delivered by the Cultivator project, the initiative aims to support the development of a new generation of leaders in the creative industries in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly. According to the World Economic Forum, creativity ranks as the third most important skill leaders can have – up from tenth in 2015.

The project is funded by European Structural and Investment Funds, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council, with delivery partners the University of Plymouth and Golant Innovation with Mandy Berry

It is designed to increase growth, productivity and the resilience of the local creative economy between 2020 and 2022. The programme will see two cohorts take part; the first cohort is now active, and applications for the second cohort are being accepted with a deadline of May 7.

Hannah Irwin, member of the first cohort, said: “It’s incredible to stand shoulder to shoulder with so many talented people locally, working together and learning together to build a better future for those we all know in our lives that have felt the effects of the pandemic. This is also a big part of my professional development. I’m looking forward to seeing how I can step out of how I think organisations should be run and think more creatively about the future.”

For full details and to apply, click here.