Welcome to the  CING Network!

 

The Creative Industries Networking Group (CING) was formed in 2008 with a mission to support and facilitate the success of its creative industries members. We do this by engaging and representing the sector; providing development, training and promotion; and by securing commercial opportunities.

The core of CING is its monthly networking events, held on the first Monday of every month. This is a chance to meet peers from across the sector, and to listen to inspirational speakers from the creative and business communities, as well as to find out about complementary support and development services that are available.

In addition, CING hosts business skills workshops, designed specifically for creative sector freelancers and business owners looking for advice and tools to address specific issues.

Working with our partners, CING also host events aimed at showcasing and promoting the talent within the creative sector and seeks to secure commercial contracts for members to ensure their long term success.

The majority of our members are therefore those working in creative fields such as design, photography, film, animation, music, fashion, art, crafts, digital, advertising, marketing, architecture, and television.

Our network also comprises a range of support organisations, business development, professional services, and academics, who have an interest in supporting and developing the creative industries. 

We also welcome students, graduates, those thinking about setting up their own creative business, and also anyone who is looking to commission or employ creative practitioners.

Becoming a member is completely free and can be done via  www.c-i-n-g.org, where you can see a list of our upcoming events and browse our members profiles and comments.

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Recent Meetups

  • November 3, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    2014 CING Nov Meetup

    58 Creatives | 4.00

    The CING November meetup will be the last of 2014! As per our usual event, we will return to Brew Dog for an evening of drinks, conversation and networking. Members... Learn more
  • September 1, 2014 · 6:30 PM

    2014 CING Sep Meetup

    42 Creatives | 4.50

    CING September meetup follows the usual laid back pattern and will return to Brew Dog for an evening of drinks, conversation and networking. Members usually arrives... Learn more
  • August 4, 2014 · 6:30 PM

    2014 CING Aug Meetup

    68 Creatives | 4.50 | 8 Photos

    CING Aug meetup follows the usual laid back pattern and will return to Brew Dog for an evening of drinks, conversation and networking. Members usually arrives between 6:... Learn more
  • June 17, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Finance for Creatives

    99 Creatives | 4.00 | 36 Photos

    It is a delight to welcome our three wonderful speakers to CING this month to talk to us about Finance. Starting the evening will be Richard Myers, Commercial Director... Learn more
  • May 12, 2014 · 6:30 PM

    2014 CING May Meetup

    73 Creatives | 3.50

    CING May meetup follows the usual laid back pattern and will return to Brew Dog for an evening of drinks, conversation and networking. Members usually arrives between 6:... Learn more
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    February 21
    Michelle M.
    "Hi, My name is Michelle and I have always been Creative by way of drawing and painting. I love varying styles of Art and love cats, and this is reflected in my work. May work is colourful and detailed. I hope to be successful in making Home Decor."
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