2017 sees Field Notes temporarily take the lead on Penryn Arts Festival to rethink the connection between the town and the arts.
Penryn Arts Festival 2017 is celebrating local expertise; drawing out Penryn’s creative, skilled & resourceful local community; sharing local knowledge, revaluing haptic reasoning, showcasing Cornwall’s connection to making, & exploring contemporary art’s relationship to ancient methods & traditions.
The programme includes:
- 5 bursaries for local artists/craftspeople wanting to test creative ideas in Penryn
- free public workshops/skills share and screening events in October & November
- an artwork handling collection available for organisations/community group/schools/individuals to borrow (August – January)
- a Skills Share Fair, with demonstrations and exhibitions by local artists and makers on December 9th
This year’s festival is funded by Big Lottery, Arts Council England, Penryn Town Council and FEAST