The Cerkljanski Mladinski Alternativni Klub [The Cerkno Youth Alternative Club], acronymed as C.M.A.K., got established in 1997. It is a self-organised, non-party and non-profit alternative youth club, located in the small yet culturally rather vibrant town of Cerkno. The centre is based on volunteer work and a D.I.Y. philosophy, thus enabling C.M.A.K. its relatively strong programme of concerts, workshops, education programmes, puppet animation, cinema evenings and sport events.
C.M.A.K. runs its programme together with other youth clubs, cultural organisations across the country and abroad. They are also the driving force behind the Cmakajne Festival of Young Creativity that takes place every September and a co-producer of the Deuje babe Festival.
The club is one of the venues for the Club Marathon, organised by Radio Študent (RŠ).
C.M.A.K. Cerkno Karajžewc camp, run by C.M.A.K. Cerkno annually in May for the last four years, image from 2009 Making a mosaic, during working to refurbish new premises, photograph exhibited in the exhibition Tinčkaua bytes and CMAK, C.M.A.K. Cerkno Making of the documentary movie Ta glaunu pr' pustu, created in the film workshops CMAKove under mentorship of Cecile Horreau. Film-makers: Branko Prezelj, Catarina Leal, Janos Lampič, Matjaz Jurman and Tjaša Peternelj. C.M.A.K. Cerkno 2008 Training a grapevine, during working to refurbish new premises, photograph exhibited in the exhibition Tinčkaua bytes and CMAK, C.M.A.K. Cerkno