Plexus Arts Network is a monthly meet for mid-career professional women working in the wider arts sector. We currently meet every last Thursday of the month, 10.30-12.30 at the Tiptree Tearoom in The Minories Gallery, Colchester.

Plexus has over ten members, all freelancers or company owners working in or around Essex and Suffolk. We are a very diverse group of women with a plethora of skills, knowledge and experience. We meet to discuss our individual businesses, set goals, discuss progress, collaborate, share ideas and resources and support one another with business related issues.

Gemma Wright, Artistic Producer of The Dance Network Association, and I founded Plexus in response to the gender pay gap in the arts industry, and to support women in getting back into work after having children. The group was established in September 2019 and we are continuing to develop and grow based on member feedback.

If you are interested to know more or would like to join, please send us your CV and a description or bio to