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CCN was founded in 2010 by Karen Jinks, a graphic designer and artist, to meet the need for artists and creatives to meet and gain skills, knowledge, exhibition opportunities, and social media exposure through collaboration.


Joined soon after by printmaker Mandy Knapp, Karen and Mandy went on to hold numerous exhibitions in conjunction with local gallery owners, arts organisations and businesses, including co-creating the Creative Reactions event for Pint of Science.


In 2018 Mandy left CCN to pursue other projects, while Karen continued to support collaborative and interesting ways to help the many talented creatives that live in and around Cambridgeshire in an increasingly tough economic environment.


In 2023 Karen re-launched CCN alongside artist and curator Emily Jolley, founder of Huntingdon Art Gallery, who shares a passion for collaboration and enabling opportunities for local creatives.


You can find out more about Karen and Emily's work at:

If you wish to join our growing community, please apply here.


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