About our idea

An imag­i­na­tive hous­ing ini­tia­tive for old­er cre­ative people.

The ambi­tion of Inde­pen­dent Cre­ative Liv­ing is to forge an inten­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty which is domes­ti­cal­ly secure, imag­i­na­tive­ly sup­port­ed, cre­ative­ly stretched and respect­ed by col­lab­o­ra­tors for its col­lec­tive wisdom.

The ini­tia­tive aims to:

  • Main­tain the inde­pen­dence of old­er cre­ative people 
  • Sus­tain their cre­ativ­i­ty, skills and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty with­in com­mu­ni­ties to com­bat stag­na­tion and ill-health 
  • Pro­vide a mutu­al­ly-sup­port­ive liv­ing envi­ron­ment which, by reduc­ing social iso­la­tion and lone­li­ness, enhances their well-being 

This unique hous­ing ini­tia­tive is intend­ed to be sit­ed in an urban cul­tur­al quar­ter and is aimed pri­mar­i­ly at old­er artists (across all art forms) and at oth­er old­er cre­ative peo­ple. It will, through the pro­vi­sion of ameni­ties and oppor­tu­ni­ties with­in a safe and stim­u­lat­ing envi­ron­ment, wel­come inter-gen­er­a­tional par­tic­i­pa­tion, sup­port cre­ative co-learn­ing and co-pro­duc­tion and enhance and main­tain the inde­pen­dence of old­er cre­ative people. 

Through har­ness­ing the knowl­edge and exper­tise of old­er cre­ative peo­ple, the ini­tia­tive will make an impor­tant con­tri­bu­tion with­in diverse con­stituen­cies of inter­est and to the cul­tur­al cre­ativ­i­ty and inno­va­tion of a place.