Celebrating Art, Culture and Heritage in Island and Remote Communities

On The Quay, St. Mary's, TR21 0HU

01209 312501
[email protected]

Wednesday 08 May 2019 – Friday 10 May 2019
Opening Hours: Varied
Booking essential
Book via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-and-sharing-island-culture-and-heritage-confirmation-tickets-54856049922

This symposium is an exploration of the arts, cultural and heritage in a rural or remote context. Through a series of seminars, panel discussions and studio tours, creative practitioners and organisations are invited to consider issues around strategic & professional development, best practice and partnership working for island and mainland-based creatives.

This symposium is delivered by the partnership of Cultivator, Creative Islands and the University of Plymouth.


8th May delegates arrive, evening welcome event

9th May Morning – St. Mary’s tour and visits to artists’ studios/workshops
Afternoon – symposium sessions
Evening – Creative Scilly performance events

10th May Morning – an off-island trip to Tresco Gallery or St. Agnes Island Hall workshops
Afternoon/Evening – symposium sessions

11th May delegates depart

Speakers & Discussion Session Leaders include:

Andy Mackinnon, Taigh Chearsabhagh

Crab & Bee: Helen Billinghurst and Phil Smith

Luke Jerram, Artist (via Skype)

Shona Cameron, Producer, ATLAS Arts (via Skype)


Though symposium attendance is free, delegates will need to pay for their travel, accommodation and expenses.


We have a small number of bursaries available for individual practitioners and community/non-profit organisations based in Cornwall to cover accommodation costs. These bursaries will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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