Frankfurt might or might not need another article praising its hidden advantages and proving how underrated it is as home for creative, internationally successful people. Although repetition for emphasis never hurts. Rather, this is a case for living where your friends and family are, where you feel good, so that you can be most productive in your artistic endeavours. Not in that tortured, miserable sort of way but in a happy, balanced state of mind. It is easy to feel left out when not living in an obvious cultural and creative epicentre such as New York, London or Los Angeles or a laid back home to artists and hipsters like Berlin, Portland or Melbourne. There is much to be said, however, for being able to have it all.
A safe haven, a home base to come back to – because let’s face it, some cities lacking the obvious coolness factor have very cool airports for quick getaways – and the backdrop to building a career that is compatible with life, not vice versa.