Cultivator Showcasing Scheme

Milo Gore at The Great Escape - credit: Ronan

The showcasing element of the programme gives practitioners the opportunity to increase awareness of Cornwall’s creative industries as well as networking with industry professionals by showcasing their businesses.

The showcasing scheme aims to:

  • support small cohorts of creative practitioners by giving them access to a key regional or national event / activity that has the potential to showcase their organisation and significantly extend their professional network.
  • offer coaching and mentoring for participants
  • involve student engagement /employability opportunities
  • give practitioners the opportunity to increase awareness of Cornwall’s creative industries 
  • offer the opportunity to network with industry professionals by showcasing their businesses.

This year, Showcasing has been very different! We have had to think outside of the box and extend the programme to include digital options to showcase the incredible work and talents of the creative businesses we work with in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. We hope to access key national and international events in 2021/22.

Upcoming showcases

SYNESTHESIA (Visual Arts Showcase)

SYNESTHESIA is a new experimental project facilitating collaboration between curator/writers and artists, and investigating the ways we experience art remotely using the transcending power of words and conversations, not only in the context of lockdown and restricted access to public spaces, but also to address the challenges that often face artists based outside of urban centres.

During this project, 4-5 curators/writers will select 8-10 artists based on Cornwall to work with. Each working with 2 artists, the curator/writer will engage in in-depth conversations about the artists’ work and produce a piece of writing that reviews and commentates on each of the artist’s work.

The writing along with images will be put onto CARGO COLLECTIVE for 3 months and also a digital publication for people to download. A programme of live or recorded interviews between the curator/writers and artists will also be released periodically during the 3 months.


The project is NOW LIVE until the end of March.


View Synesthesia's Instagram feed.



A team of students and tutors from the University of Plymouth are supporting this project using the iMayflower Innovative Placement Scheme, in areas such as web design, social media and marketing.


I’m Westward Ho! | Stuart Robinson | 2019

I’m Westward Ho! | Stuart Robinson | 2019