We are creative professionals—writers, novelists, podcasters, filmmakers, designers, visual artists, cartoonists, journalists, academics—and “creative class” business owners: coaches, consultants, copywriters, designers, app developers—working to build sustainable, joyful, creativity-centered careers and lives.
We bond together to help one another.
Together, we will explore, experiment, and build the path to creative sustainability so that we can stop burning out with endless grinding, finish the game-changing projects that never get the love they deserve, and build our capacity for the rest and reflection that feeds our work and happiness.
We build friendships and professional relationships that will support our work and our lives.
We reject conventional productivity frameworks, and instead help each other take ownership, control, and mastery of our creative priorities and productivity based on what we truly care about and our individual circumstances.
We stand together in our power and support one another to have the courage to be vulnerable by taking major creative risks, and to know and stand by our value in the world.
Creative workers deserve respect and an equal place at the table with all other kinds of workers.
Creativity ≠ leisure. This work is the real work. It's not for first-worlders and dilettantes. It's for everyone.
A collective is more than the sum of its parts—but those individual "parts" are the spine and heart and soul of who we are together.
The Creative Focus Workshop
The Autonomous Creative Incubator