Tate St Ives Festival

Creative Industries Fair

Two young people read some information on a piece of paper in front of Tate St Ives' Heron window

© Tate. Photo Ian Kingsnorth

A celebration and exploration of routes into creative careers for young people in Cornwall

We will be working with local, regional and national creative industries and organizations, including Eden Project, National Lottery Heritage Fund and St Ives School of Painting. There will be College and University reps on-hand to answer all your questions and invited key speakers and artists will host talks and sessions throughout the day.

Alongside drop-in activities and stalls, the day will feature bookable hands-on workshops covering a range of topics from Digital techniques to Art Handling.

In partnership with University of Falmouth, Falmouth School of Art

What's On


Foyle Studio, Level 3

Enjoy real, honest and inspirational conversations from young artists, creative entrepreneurs and established figures in the art world. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of each talk.

Introduction Louise Connell, Head of Programme Tate St Ives

12.30–13.15 Laurence London & Nick Dixon

13.30–14.15 Anne Barlow & Low Profile

14.30–15.15 Melanie Stidolph & Emily Bull

Please note that these talks require a free ticket available from the Welcome Desk in the Heron Mall, Level 1, on a first come first served basis.


Anne Barlow, Director, Tate St Ives

Emily Bull, Creative Producer

Laurence London, Artist, Falmouth Graduate and Tate Collective Producer

Melanie Stidolph, Curator and Artist

Nick Dixon, Head of Programme, Launchpad

Low Profile Artist Collective


Join us for gallery tours throughout the day, starting from the meeting point on Level 3. Please see the board for times.

Drop-in to the Animation Workshop: Foyle Studio, Level 3: 11.00 – 11.45 & 16.00-16.45

Relax in our De-Stress Art Zone in Gallery 8, Level 3, throughout the day.

Take time out to chill with friends and meet other young people interested in creative careers in the Tate Café Level 4


Gallery 9, St Ives Studio

11.15–11.45 Residencies, Applications and Porthmeor Studios: Lucy Frears

12.15–12.45 Portfolio Lab: Naomi Frears

13.15–13.45 Instagram and Social Media: Good or bad for creative industries and artists - Discuss! Theo Carter-Webb

14.15–14.45 Artists As Educators, Creating your own arts company: Tough Dough

15.15–15.45 Portfolio Lab: Naomi Frears

16.15–16.45 Instagram and Social Media: Good or bad for creative industries and artists - Discuss! Theo Carter-Webb

St Ives Studio workshops are drop-in. No ticket is needed, though we may have to limit places if the space reaches capacity.


Clore Sky Studio, Level 4
C Fylm
Cornwall 365
Cornwall Museums Partnership
Creative Youth Network
Cultivator Cornwall
Digital Peninsula network
Eden project
Falmouth University
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Plymouth College of Art
Poynton Bradbury Winter Cole
Real Ideas Organization
Screen Cornwall
St Ives School of Painting
Tate Collective Membership
Tate Exhibitions
Tate Enterprises and Commerce: café and shop
Tate Learning
Tate Visitor Experience
Tate Volunteers
Truro and Penwith College
Visual Arts South West

How to Book

For groups of under 20 students there is no need to book, just drop in at a time that suits you.

For groups of over 20 students please contact stivesticketing@tate.org.uk to book your schedule for the day.

£1 special admission for 18–25 year olds

Free for under 18s, Members & Locals’ Pass holders

Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

17 October 2019 at 12.00–18.00

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