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 will celebrate 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 – November)
- a skills share fair, with demonstrations and exhibitions by local artists and makers
This year’s festival is funded by Big Lottery, Arts Council England, Penryn Town Council and FEAST