Cultivator Skills

Cultivator tent at Port Elliot Festival, Basket weaving

Delivery organisation – Creative Kernow

Project contact – Sara Chambers  | | 01209 312501 |   Creative Skills, Krowji, West Park, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3AJ

Based at Krowji in Redruth, Cornwall’s largest creative hub, providing studios, workspaces, meeting rooms, the Melting Pot Cafe and other services for a diverse range of creative businesses, Cultivator is ideally placed to identify and deliver a wide range of support for Cornwall’s creative industry sector based across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Project summary – Cultivator is an innovative project designed by sector specialists to provide tailored provision of relevant, advanced skills for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s Creative Industries sectors SMEs. It is directly aligned with the ERDF Cultivator Business Support programme, to provide an integrated programme of skills and business development for Creative Industries businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

 This is an Open Call project until September 2019.

 Participant eligibility – Creative Industries SMEs (as defined by DCMS), registered with HMRC, based in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly

Referral routes – Direct from the sector; also via Growth Hub; Oxford Innovation and Unlocking Potential

Delivery Partners

Delivery Partner & Contact Details
Cornwall College – Sue McDonald and Amanda Wood

Sector specific specialist skills provision; Collaborative projects and promotion and brokering of apprenticeships.

Delivery Partner & Contact Details
Real Ideas Organisation – Kate Reed

Skills development and mentoring for businesses who wish to work with disadvantaged individuals.

For more information, visit the Cultivator website.

Case studies

Find out more about businesses which have benefited from Cultivator in these short films:

Miracle Theatre 

Stranger Collective

Sam Walsh

Cultivator compilation



Investment & Outcomes


  • ESF – £998,976
  • Public Match – £193,944
  • Private – £55,800

Project Outcomes