On Tuesday, Kickstarter-supported The Creative Independent officially announced itself as it preps for its September launch. The company is described as a “growing” archive of the creative processes and is on a mission to help bring creative projects to life.
The Creative Independent team revealed in an email:
“On thecreativeindependent.com, we’ll publish interviews with creative people that won’t only focus on a subject’s latest work; instead, we’ll explore ongoing themes, the process of making, and how creativity enriches the lives of people in the everyday world. What is the definition of creativity? What is the definition of independence? Why are they important, and especially together? Can you be creative if you don’t show your creation to anyone? Can you be independent if you’re one thread in an overall tapestry? Is creativity inherently good? Is it okay to be dependent? (These are some questions we’ll explore.) Individuals from a broad range of disciplines (art, music, literature, film, etc.) will tell their stories. There will be no ads. We believe these stories will amass into something over time, hopefully something valuable and rich.”
The crew also revealed that the first installment of The Creative Independent’s conversation series would be a talk with Ian MacKaye and TCI Editor in Chief, Brandon Stosuy and they will be discussing creative, independence, and The Creative Independent. It will take place in Greenpoint on August 24th. The Creative Independent will also host conversations at Basilica Soundscape (110 S. Front St Hudson, NY 12534).
The Creative Independent team also noted that while they may sometimes overlap with Kickstarter, the group is its own entity, covering both the well-known and the unknown.