Cultural Education in Cornwall

Vibrant, distinct, creative, culture flourishes across Cornwall, from the world renowned visual art of West Cornwall; to the theatre of Kneehigha and Wildworks; the heritage of the Cornish diaspora; innovation at the Eden Project; and specific local feasts. Cultural education is at the heart of much of this work, in and out of schools, with many young people undertaking the Arts Award to recognize their achievements.

The creative industries are one of the key growth sectors, with digital arts and technology offering particular opportunities in rural and isolated areas.

To continue to drive development, Cornwall Council is producing a revised White Paper on culture. This will include identifying the most effective way to establish a cultural education partnership that includes young people, those who support them, and is properly linked to key agendas and strategic developments. For more information on the discussions to establish a Cultural Education Partnership in Cornwall please contact Lindsey Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on the discussions to establish a Cultural Education Partnership in Cornwall please contact Lindsey Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As Bridge organisation for the south west we have compiled a range of infographics drawing together data from ACE and from government to give an overview of cultural education in Cornwall. This snapshot will help anyone interested in cultural education in Cornwall have a greater understanding of the context for children and young people in this locality. The data may also help with bid writing and comparing with other localities as well as for identifying priorities in each area. We’ll be reviewing these quarterly and will update them with any new figures that are available.

Click here to download the infographic for Cornwall

There are some really interesting tools and data sets which are freely available – including the Arts Council’s ‘cultural education data toolkit’ – along with a range of other databases focussed on cost of interventions for children and young people, disadvantage, health and education. You can take a look at these resources using the links below.

Briefings and training events

We run a range of briefing and training events throughout the year, designed to support anyone in the south west working with young people around arts and culture.

We don’t have any scheduled events in Cornwall right now.

If you’d like to request a bespoke briefing or training session, subsidised by Arts Council England, please click here.

Cultural organisations (including NPOs)

If you’re a cultural organisation and would like to be included in this listing please click here to upload your details

The Music Education Hub for Cornwall is Cornwall Learning.

For a full list of Arts Award supporters in Cornwall, click here.

For a full list of Arts Award centres in Cornwall, click here.

The Museum Development Officer in Cornwall is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Cornwall Museum Partnership is led by:

Falmouth Arts Gallery

Leach Pottery

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Penlee House Gallery and Museum

The ASCEL (public libraries) representative in Cornwall is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cornwall supports the Creative Skills Initiative

Schools and Artsmark

To find details of all the schools in this Local Education Authority area please click here.

Artsmark is relaunching in Autumn 2015 with a brand new programme, which you can find out more about here.

You can sign up to our dedicated Artsmark newsletter to receive regular updates about Artsmark here.

Case studies and latest news

Key contacts and partners

Lindsey Hall
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
08458 621288