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 Nook café 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 a PCR to extend the Open Call project until September 2022.

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

Cornwall College – Sue McDonald and Amanda Wood | /

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

Real Ideas Organisation – Kate Reed |

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

Case studies

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