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A professional development programme that identifies, supports and actively promotes, performance artists in Devon and Cornwall.

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LRS Arts deliver an artist development and a live performance programme that identifies,
supports then actively promotes, performance artists at the early, to mid career stage in Devon and Cornwall.

Who are we?

The team behind LRS Arts, bring over thirty years of experience in live performance, creative direction, event production, artist management and stage management. We work with Port Eliot Festival, Boardmasters Festival, Glastonbury Festival and Kernow in the City to offer shows and opportunities to emerging performers and technical staff, stage managers and visual artists. We ran stages for many years and worked in the theatre, TV and the record business when we were approached to share our accumulated knowledge.

Haunt the Woods- first time at Glastonbury- shot by Sam Worthy

Our Mission

The mission of LRS Arts is to nurture and develop emerging talent and ensure they are prepared to perform at their peak.
We achieve this through a series of mentoring days/sessions, facilitated by established artists, performers, musicians and teachers.
The programme builds performance skills and confidence and introduces young artists and performers to the professional reality of high profile festivals and tours with significantly large and diverse audiences.

Participant Testimonials

Mentors: Crispin Hunt, Emily Phillips, Richard Smith(poetry in performance)

Max Williams - Tribal Rights
“For both of us, it was a highlight working with the amazing Crispin Hunt. It was very interesting actually seeing first person his thought processing techniques when helping us develop our song.”

Hollie Rogers - singer/songwriter
“I have felt so inspired to write since working with Emily and Crispin, and have a few new tracks in the pipeline as a result.
Thank you so much for all you continue to do to support artists like me - you make such a difference and it really really matters.”

Rose Webber - poet
“I can not thank you enough for yesterday, I had THE best time ever and learnt so much. I genuinely appreciate it more than you know. What an amazing experience!! I feel so lucky to have be part of LRS.” Rose Webber - poet

Andy Quick - songwriter
"I have taken far more than I thought away with me today including tips for honing my craft, heaps of encouragement and confidence and a new song with commercial potential. Absolute winner!
Thank you LRS ARTS.”

Zac Leon - poet
“Thanks for the opportunity to meet so many talented people and be able to share my own work. Those 2 days were extraordinary for me, and it was one of the most inspiring experiences in my life.” Zac Leon - poet


Kernow in the City was unavoidably cancelled this year as the snow prevented any of the performers being able to get to London on 3rd March.
Each year we try to showcase emerging Cornish performers at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, East London but this time it just wasn't possible.
Apologies to the artists who were hoping to be seen and to the public who were hoping to see them too.
LRS Arts will be added extra mentoring sessions to this year's programme to make up the difference- watch this space please.

LRS Arts works with six strategic partners to produce five, live performance opportunities within existing tours and festivals. In 2017 we produced 34 clients' performances at Festivals in the UK.
These include: Richmix London - Kernow in the City, Glastonbury Theatre and Circus, Port Eliot Festival - Ace of Clubs
Cabaret, Pulse (youth), Park Stage and Walkabout Character programme.

Jill Furmanovsky mentors Jon Burgess

Mentoring Works


Jill provided the opportunity to be a photographic assistant and was pleased with Jon’s work in helping her to create a singular record of what she saw throughout the weekend.

Jill continues a 35 year career as one of the world’s leading rock photographers and created the Rockarchive website that now serves as an industry standard.

Jon’s experience was rewarding as Jill is a high calibre photographer and he felt inspired by the opportunity to be in a professional festival environment and spend three days with Jill.

Jon was able to learn about the photo business and how to approach not only a commercial method of getting work but also how to talk to potential subjects and get their approval to photograph them.


LRS Arts has the privilege of supporting emerging artists and performers, enabling them to realise their full potential. In particular this programme is critical for younger artists who will have little or no professional experience.
We can only do this by working with the following truly inspiring partners:


LRS Arts deliver an artists’ development and live performance programme that contacts, mentors, then actively promotes performance artists at their early, to mid career stage helping them to discover their own talents and voice.


The easiest way to contact us, is through our social media accounts. If you would like to be considered for the
LRS Arts programme, please click on the button below with a brief history of your performance experience and any links to your website or social media accounts. If your not sure you qualify just drop us an emil and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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