Bright Sparks – the next round of joint grant funding for artists and museums is now open!

Cornwall Museums Partnership and FEAST are challenging museums and artists to work together to generate original ideas for bringing more and different people into the museums of Cornwall to enjoy Cornwall’s unique heritage.  For the second year we are offering a joint small grants fund to enable the best ideas to be tested and delivered.

We are looking for genuine innovation and collaboration between artist(s) and museum, and for ideas which would appeal to a broad range of the community.  We are inviting proposals for creative projects which spark interest in what museums have to offer: we want more people interested in their local history and more people doing or experiencing something creative.  We are offering a number of small grants of up to £2,500.  The project must involve some form of tangible activity or event with which the community can get involved.

Applications must be made jointly by artist(s) and museum.  Ideas must be generated collaboratively and plans for delivery shared by both. We imagine that some of the strongest ideas may come from an artist working with their local museum, but are not making this an absolute condition.  You choose whether it is the artist(s) or museum who is the grant recipient on behalf of the project.

The closing date for applications is September 17, 2017. For more information contact hayley@cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk Tel: 01209500750 or feast@actcornwall.org.uk Tel: 01209312502

Download an application form from the FEAST website.

Fun Palaces workshops

Cornwall Museums Partnership, FEAST and Fun Palaces invite you to a free workshop to find out how anyone, anywhere can make a Fun Palace where everyone is an artist and everyone a scientist.

A Fun Palace is a free, local event using arts and science to celebrate each unique community and the skills and interests of those who live there. Last year there were 292 Fun Palaces across the country with 4800 people involved in making them and over 124,000 people participating.  People gathered to make and share arts, sciences, learning, games and have FUN!

This workshop is your chance to find out how to get involved.  You don’t need to be an expert in anything to make a Fun Palace – you just need to want to make something happen with and for the people that live around you.

Come along to one of the two workshops being held in Cornwall:

29th June, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Municipal Buildings, Truro

30th June, 10:00am-1:00pm, Cornwall Regimental Museum, Bodmin