Cultural Education in Cornwall

Cultural Education in Cornwall

Vibrant, distinct, creative, culture flourishes across Cornwall, from the world renowned visual art of West Cornwall; to the theatre of Kneehigh 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.

For more information on the discussions to establish a Cultural Education Partnership in Cornwall please contact Lindsey Hall at

Useful resources

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:

Cultural Education

Arts Council investment

Young people and education

Health and wellbeing


Cost of interventions

Briefings and training events


In order to attend one of the below events, you must first register your education setting with Artsmark on the Arts Council website here.

Cornwall Development Day – Thu 7th Mar 2019, 9:00 – 12:30
Cornwall Support Surgery – Thu 7th Mar 2019, 1:00 – 3:00

Cornwall Development Day – Wed 19th Jun 2019, 9:00 – 12:30
Cornwall Support Surgery – Wed 19th Jun 2019, 1:00 – 3:00

Cultural organisations (including NPOs)

Bold organisations are Artsmark PartnersUnderlined organisations are Arts Award Supporters.

Bernard Leach (St Ives) Bodmin Railway The Creative Gym Circo Kernow
Cornwall Museums Partnership Cornwall Music Hub Cornwall Regimental Museum Creative Kernow
Cymaz Music DBS Music Falmouth Art Gallery Hall for Cornwall
Into Film Club KEAP Kneehigh Theatre Leach Pottery
Liskeard Museum Made Arts Minack Theatre Miracle Theatre
Newlyn Art Gallery Nicky Harwood Artist Penlee House Swamp Circus

The Music Education Hub for Cornwall is Cornwall Music Education Hub.

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 Bryony Robins

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 Merryn Kent

Cornwall supports the Creative Skills Initiative.

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