The Creative Embassy

The Creative Embassy

A place to lay your hat … We live in a world of highly mobile global creative citizens*. People who choose to create, think, reflect and travel from short and medium term places they call their creative base. A Global Creative Citizen is a person whose creative practice creates value, who works as part of a world community. Where is home? For creative citizens, the answer to this question often jumps between where they were born and where they are currently based, somewhere for the bookshelf, a place for the cat and the garden. A creative base can be chosen for multiple reasons: it might be connectedness, proximity of like minded people and supporting infrastructure (things like affordable housing, studios, venues and co-working environments). Some specifically choose places for inspiration and recovery from being on the road. This might just as much be a city centre flat, a remote Scottish island cottage or a narrowboat. A creative home from home But when we travel from our base and big things are at stake in our work or practice we need a place to call home, somewhere familiar and welcoming, somewhere that others in our community gather. We’re our own best support network. Put simply, somewhere where likeminded people can share the best bars and cafes to connect with others. When there’s a deadline, or a problem, when you need to use a printer or just need an address to receive some CD stock. A safe place to leave our gear when an important meeting calls. What if we could be guaranteed a roof over our heads and all the...