Creative skills

Krowji

www.krowji.org.uk

Krowji is Cornwall’s biggest creative sector cluster, providing studios, workspaces, offices, a café, meeting rooms and other facilities for a wide range of creative businesses at the Old Grammar School buildings in Redruth. It’s home to a vibrant creative community which currently includes painters, jewellers, furniture makers, ceramicists, textile artists, web designers, theatre companies and musicians as well as several of Cornwall’s main sector support agencies such as Creative Skills and the County Council’s Creative Unit. Our aim is to create a nationally significant cluster of businesses and practitioners on site who will raise Cornwall’s reputation for creative excellence, work together to maximise knowledge exchange and innovative collaboration, act as a magnet to attract more businesses to our area and contribute to the regeneration of Redruth. At the moment there are about 90 people based on site in about 15,000 square feet of space, but we’re part-way through a major redevelopment which will give us about four times that floor area and much improved facilities. We’re part of a closely linked network of social enterprises which offer support for Cornwall’s thriving creative and cultural industries. This web site provides more information about Krowji and about the people and agencies based on site, tells you how to apply for space here and gives some links to our partners across Cornwall and beyond. Krowji is a member of the National Federation of Artists' Studio Providers.

 

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Working Creatively in Cornish towns & Communities

This one-day training is for practitioners from across the County, but particularly in East and North Cornwall, to find out how to use the arts to work with communities in ways that are relevant, inclusive and engaging. Tough Dough is an arts organisation run by artists Alessandra Ausenda and Lizzie Black

www.toughdough.co.uk

We want to share best practice, widen the network of artists with whom we can collaborate in the future and support others to develop projects that meet the needs of their community. We will cover areas such as setting up a constituted arts organisation, working in partnership, marketing and promotion, applying for funding, planning and organisational skills and creative engagement with schools and community groups. We will focus on our current connection to businesses in Cornwall and how to work with them mutually supporting each other.

Following a practical creative session working in teams, you will invent exciting projects that will appeal to funders and communities. Through group discussion, you will develop strategies for its realisation in a chosen town or community. The groups will explore issues and problems that might occur through role play and discussion.

The sessions will enable artists to establish new contacts and networks and share skills with other artists who are looking at innovative ways of working in their communities.

 

Date: Thursday 23rd January 2014

Time: 9.30am to 3pm

Venue: St. Austell Community Centre & Arts Theatre, St. Austell

Cost: £30, (£15 non refundable deposit due on booking, cheques payable to: ACT)

To book: please contact: karen@creativeskills.org.uk