Next Steps

NEXT STEPS is part of a Building Better Opportunities project: Community Connections South (funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund) to help those furthest from work back into employment.

When your course has ended there are several ways that Cambridge Community Arts can support your further progression.  *Please note these opportunities are only available to people who have previously completed a CCA course.

For those who are ready to take a first step towards further training or employment we offer a coaching service that can provide support with:

  • Deciding what your goals are for the future
  • Identifying and tracking the barriers you need to overcome before you are able to move on
  • Deciding on the type of work or training you would like to do
  • Searching for a job that would suit you
  • Writing your CV and applying for jobs
  • Preparing for interviews

To take part in an informal workshop to find out more about how the project might support you moving closer to achieving your future goals, contact: Christine Hammond, Next Steps Co-ordinator

Email:  Call or text 07840 181901

Next Steps is also supported by Cambridge City Council.


If you want to continue being creative alongside others after you have finished your course with us, you may be interested in joining one of our clubs.  Clubs provide a safe space to practice your art-form with others.  They meet regularly in community spaces and operate without a tutor; some have a volunteer facilitator, others are totally self-run.  All clubs aim to be self-sufficient which usually means paying a small fee each week to help cover the cost of the venue. The great thing about clubs is that they don’t have to follow term-times and providing people keep coming, they don’t have to end!  All clubs follow CCA guidelines and often add their own.

The Artists Collective: Open to new members (who have previously taken a CCA course), fee £5 weekly, follow independent arts, crafts and digital arts projects, basic art materials provided, hold exhibitions.

The Cambridge Photographers: Closed membership (although happy to collaborate with other clubs for the purposes of exhibiting work).  Meet weekly in cafe, no fee, set photographic themes, have closed FaceBook page for sharing images and communication, provide photographic service for local charities, take field-trips, exhibit works.

Music Production Club: Open to new members (who have previously completed a CCA course), fee £1-£5 depending on numbers, DAW provided, independent or collaborative projects.

If you are part of a group of people who have previously completed a CCA course who want to continue, you may be interested in setting up your own club.  Contact: who can provide some help with this.