Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

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Community Projects

Through the years Krowji has worked closely with Cornwall Council, Redruth Town Council, Redruth shops and businesses and a wide variety of people and organisations. Although Krowji is sited on the edge of Redruth, we are committed to playing an active role in the town centre and to demonstrating that we support the local community in every way that we can.

We are passionate about forging and nurturing strong links with our wider communities.

Redruth Empty Shop Projects

One of the ways in which Krowji has supported the local community in the past is by negotiating with Redruth landlords and estate agents to gain access to empty shops, in order to facilitate window displays and exhibitions by local schools, community groups and artists. Krowji held a peppercorn lease on the former Boots shop in Fore Street for several years and the space regularly played host to the Redruth Pasty Festival, as well as the highly acclaimed artist-led Redruth Christmas Grotto, which saw over 1,200 visitors in 2014.  We were part of an active group led by the local Community Network Manager working together to take on more temporary spaces, coordinating a programme of themed window displays and events for local people of all ages to get involved in.

Redruth’s Annual Festivals
Redruth has four annual festivals – St Piran’s Day, Murdoch Day, The Redruth Mining & Pasty Festival and Redruth Christmas Events and Lights. In the past, Krowji has supported all of these festivals through coordinating the use of empty shops, volunteering our time to help with marshaling and building relationships between the events committees and our artists and makers so that they can run workshops and carry out commissions.

To find out more about Redruth Events throughout the year download the free “Visit Redruth” app, or visit