More than 20 creative organisations from across Cornwall stand to receive funding from Council’s £1.8 million Culture and Creative Investment programme.

Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Carol Mould, said: “One of this Council’s priorities is to encourage vibrant, supportive communities where people help each other live well. One way in which we can all come together to be engaged, educated, and entertained is to experience the great wealth of culture and creativity that is synonymous with Cornwall.

“Creative organisations and groups applied to the Council’s Culture and Creative Investment programme and the standard was fantastically high.”

Among the organisations slated to receive funding is Arts Well, which works with organisations, large and small, to develop projects and programmes that champions the role of the arts and creativity in promoting health and wellbeing.

Director, Jayne Howard, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Cornwall Council has recognised the valuable contribution that the arts bring to health and wellbeing with the awarding of this grant.

“We look forward to continuing to raise awareness that creativity is good for you and to providing opportunities for individuals and communities to get involved in arts projects which will benefit their mental, physical, emotional and social health.”

There was no funding, however, for the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro, which says it faces “imminent closure” as a result.

The Council said the investment programme had been “heavily over-subscribed” and that in this instance, the museum’s bid had not measured up against the competition.

Full list of successful applicants 

  • Arts Well UK CIC
  • Bernard Leach (St Ives) Trust Limited
  • Cornwall Museums Partnership
  • Cornwall Theatre Company (The Acorn)
  • Creative Kernow
  • Endelienta
  • Golden Tree Productions
  • into Bodmin CIC
  • Kernow Education Arts Partnership
  • Miracle Theatre Trust Ltd
  • Newlyn Art Gallery Ltd PK Porthcurno
  • Prodigal UPG CIC
  • Prodigal UPG CIC
  • Shallal
  • The Cornubian Arts and Science Trust (CAST)
  • The Hall for Cornwall Trust
  • Travaux Sauvages Ltd (Wildworks)
  • Wheal Martyn Trust Ltd
  • Screen Cornwall
  • Cornwall Museum Partnership
  • Leap