The Cerkljanski Mladinski Alternativni Klub [The Cerkno Youth Alternative Club], acronymed as C.M.A.K., got established in 1997 as a self-organised, non-party and non-profit alternative youth club, located in the small yet culturally rather vibrant town of Cerkno. The team' activities, based on volunteer work and a D.I.Y. philosophy, included also a gradual refurbishment of the Tinček's House that was temporarily at the disposal for club activities. C.M.A.K. ran its relatively strong programme of concerts, workshops, education programmes, puppet animation, cinema evenings and sport events.
After 13 years, in 2020, the house was demolished. The municipality has not offered an adequate alternative space yet, surely an office space is not a solution.
C.M.A.K. ran its programme together with other youth clubs, cultural organisations across the country and abroad. They were also the driving force behind the Cmakajne Festival of Young Creativity that took place every September up to 2019, they were also a co-producer of the Deuje babe Festival.
The club was of more than a decade one of the venues for the Club Marathon, organised by Radio Študent (RŠ).
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 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 TinÄkaua bytes and CMAK, C.M.A.K. Cerkno Training a grapevine, during working to refurbish new premises, photograph exhibited in the exhibition Tinčkaua bytes and CMAK, C.M.A.K. Cerkno Concert of the music group Žen from Zagreb at the Deuje babe Festival 2018, at C.M.A.K. Cerkno. Revolt Social Workers's opening performance of the exhibition I Spit on Revolution!, Križišče Gallery, 2018; at C.M.A.K. Cerkno. Who's afraid of female artists?, discussion at Križišče Gallery, 2018; at C.M.A.K. Cerkno.