Sector Opportunities

Creative Cornwall Calling campaign, £1,000 extra funding available to support creative projects in Cornwall

During this challenging time for the creative industries, the Creative Cornwall Calling campaign aims to support projects and ideas across all of Cornwall.

Cornwall Council has offered to pledge a total of £15,000 match-funding towards creative projects to help the creative sector bounce back from the difficult times caused by the pandemic in Cornwall.


This opportunity is open to organisations, creative industries and self-employed creatives. You must be HMRC registered for at least 6 months with an address based in Cornwall. All projects need to benefit Cornwall residents and take place in Cornwall. Only creative or cultural projects will be accepted.


In line with their future Creative Manifesto, your project should be in line with at least one of these ambitions:

  • Your project should be focused on enabling all communities in Cornwall to access arts or participate in creative activities.
  • It should also be collaborating between creative industries and cultural organisations.
  • It should be maintaining a sustainable, diverse and inclusive creative practice and creative sector, with the development of creative talent in Cornwall.

Extra funding conditions

£500 maximum is given to match-fund a project run by a self-employed creative and £1000 maximum to match-fund a project run by an organisation. The match-fund will be released when 50% of the overall budget has been raised. They will offer 20% of the project cost, to a maximum value of £500 (self-employed) or £1000 (organisation). A minimum of 10 supporters is needed for the match-fund to be released.

Read the full criteria and apply or check out the projects ideas for crowdfunding HERE.

For more information, contact creativeservices(at)

Creative Cornwall Calling

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