In the beginning of the last century, Residencia de Estudiantes became a house for creatives in Madrid. The house hosted well known Spanish artists such as Federico García Lorca, Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel, but also international innovative thinkers such as Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Howard Carter. It was a great opportunity to exchange ideas and have a better understanding in how art and science intertwine.
Similarly, the Heesterveld Creative Community is a foundation in Amsterdam who's aim is to enrich the creative environment in Heesterveld - a neighbourhood in the south west of the city. They want to promote artists of any kind, whether visual, musical or linguistic, to come and live and work together as it stimulates mutual inspiration and co-creation. If you are a creative interested in living in Amsterdam, check out their site and sign up!