Welcome to The Trove Cambridge
The Trove Cambridge is Cambridgeshire’s online creative hub where we aim to connect local creatives, creative organisations and the community.
We invite you to:
- Explore Cambridgeshire’s creative scene – #CambsCreativeScene
- Discover local art, design and handmade treasures – #CambsCreativeTreasures
- Join our forward-thinking collective – #WeAreCambsCreatives
We are proud to have established a site which offers artists, designers, makers and creative organisations from across Cambridgeshire an alternative platform to showcase their work and services. We also provide a connection between the local creative community and the wider Cambridgeshire community by promoting the ethos of shopping and supporting local. This is not only achieved through our website but also through our blog, notice board and social media channels.
The Trove Cambridge was first launched by Stephanie Stott (née Freeman) in October 2013 as a personal blog. Over the last six years she has solely developed the concept of this platform and dedicated her time – outside of work and living with chronic illness – to networking with the local creative community and seeing her ideas and passion for supporting the art, design and handmade industries realised. In 2014 she started to use and promote the hashtag #CambsCreativeTreasures on Instagram which recently hit an incredible 8,500+ shares (October 2019).
In 2015 Stephanie volunteered with Cambridge Art Salon helping out at events for the launch of their Eastside Creates programme – and she was invited to host craft workshops at Bone White China’s #CamMama Spring Gathering in April 2016 and Charlotte Steggall’s #CBGTown Indoor Market in October 2017. In January 2018 she launched an introductory membership offer inviting local creatives and creative organisations to join our #WeAreCambsCreatives collective seeing 65+ members sign up in the first year.
2019 has been an exciting year behind the scenes as we look at ways to grow our online presence – as well as other ways of sharing our message across Cambridgeshire. In March we commissioned our members Snowtap to illustrate a representation of our concept which you can now see featured proudly on our homepage. We are currently working on various projects with other local creatives – utilising and supporting local creative services where we can – and hope to reveal these very soon… and in early 2020 we will be launching our new membership scheme!
We would love to hear from you so please do get in touch and introduce yourself or let us know if you have any questions. Be sure to subscribe to our latest news posts and follow our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) to keep updated with what is happening at The Trove Cambridge.
MEET OUR TEAM:
Stephanie Stott (Founder/Content Curator)