This website is currently in Beta. We'd love to hear your feedback. Getting started

Getting Started

Hello and welcome to CoLab,

Your journey starts right here!

At CoLab, we believe that creatives with the right attitude and dedication should have as good a chance as any to showcase the fruits of their labour and talents.

CoLab was designed by artists, for artists, and you can be up and running in four simple steps.

We hope that you love it as much as us.

Love,

The CoLab team x

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CoLab is different from other social / casting sites as it profiles the artist in the best possible way, enabling you to integrate both social and professional profiles in ONE place!

To create the perfect creative resume, show CoLaborators who you are (accurately!) by;

  • Adding your age, appearance and location under “Basic Information”,
  • Setting yourself apart with a list of your skills
  • Sharing your interests / areas you would like to gain more experience in under “Edit your Interests”
  • Keeping CoLaborators up to date with your projects under “Work Status”
  • Bringing it to life with several head shots or “profile pictures”
  • Showcasing your work under Videos, Audio or Photos (under “Porfolio”)
  • Integrating all your social media profiles in one place
  • Highlighting your involvement under “Credits”

Remember, the more detailed your profile, the more potential “CoLaborators" and employers out have to be excited about. We are not collecting your data to sell to advertisers. It is just your opportunity to shine!

To build your profile simply click on the dropdown button in the top right and click edit profile.

*As the site is in Beta, profiles are currently designed towards showcasing performers. BUT, we are currently working on features to allow other creatives to create profiles and showcase their talents on CoLab. If your profession / interest is not yet listed under “titles”, please proceed to fill out as much of the information relevant to your field as possible under “Edit Profiles”, and be sure to mention this in your Feedback form. For more information about CoLab in Beta please visit our Beta page to find out more / to provide Feedback please click here.

If you have a specific artist in mind or are just browsing, you may look them up by simply using the search function available at the top of every page.

Search CoLaborators by;

  • Appearance e.g. playing age, eye colour, height, build, hair length
  • Performance e.g. Singing, Dance, Music
  • Interests e.g. areas of the creative industry they would like to get more experience in
  • Skill e.g. Accent, Language, Sporting ability

Who knows! Those violin lessons you always hated as a child may be the reason you land your next project / job! So if you are proficient in a particular talent / skill, be sure to mention it on your profile!

*Stuck for ideas? Find inspirational people via our Featured Profiles and Featured Work on your homepage.

To keep you excited and passionate, we want to give you opportunities to shout out to the community and see what is going on in the creative community around you. Our unique Noticeboard (located on the homepage) does this by combining great functionality with complete simplicity.

Like any Noticeboard you can:

  • Add Notices you would like to share with the community i.e.
    • Upcoming projects
    • Events of interest
    • Requests for specific CoLaborators (i.e. Casting Breakdowns)
    • Advice
    • ...ANYTHING to help ignite your passion really!
  • Comment on Notices to add to the conversation and note comments on yours
  • Screen and filter Notices to highlight what is relevant to you.
  • Search Notices for exact key words.

And this is only the Beta stage!! We are already working on features and requests from casting agents and professional bodies to really kick-start your career.

So get moving and keep on the pulse by seeing what is trending!

Unlike any other social networking site, we have developed a Clipboard functionality to put you in full control of your projects. It acts as a “roster”, allowing you to compile a list of (and contact!) all the profiles you wish to CoLaborate with on your next project.

Take control of your projects by:

  • Selecting and adding CoLaborators to your Clipboard
  • Contacting the entire list of your Clipboard’s CoLaborators / groups with the click of a button*
  • Sharing your Clipboard with other CoLaborators by sending the “view only” public link

Each user has a maximum of 3 Clipboards at their disposal, and may hold up to a maximum of 24 profiles per Clipboard.

Now you’re ready to begin CoLaborating!

*Note: Some users may need to accept your request to be contacted via Clipboards before you are able to contact them

CoLab uses technical data information in the form of cookies to optimise the delivery of its services.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer’s hard drive or on your mobile device when you first visit a website.

This information can then be used by CoLab to optimise the user experience by identifying how the information across the site is accessed and used.

You can enable or disable cookies on your computer at any time, however please note, CoLab offers many features that are only accessible when cookies are enabled, a few of which are outlines below;

Use of Cookies on CoLab:

  • Store your membership details and any information you have loaded to your CoLab profile (photos, text, audio, and videos).
  • Offer membership opportunities based on your CoLab profile and activity.
  • Provide tailored website and email content that is relevant to your profile.
  • Improve security and prevent illegal activities.

We may also use information provided by cookies from third parties to help us understand how visitors arrive at, and engage with, the CoLab website. To access and measure this information, we use Google Analytics and Google AdWords. (Find out more about Google’s cookie policy)

Please note that the information we receive via cookies is for our use only, and will not be shared with anyone else.

You control your cookies

We outline our cookie policy in our Privacy Policy, which CoLab members must read and agree to during registration, and this page is also linked to at the bottom of every page of the CoLab website.

Cookies can be switched on / off within your browser settings at any time. They can also be removed from within your browser settings.

If you visit CoLab with your browser settings already adjusted to accept cookies, we understand that you wish to use our products and services and consent to the use of cookies.

How to manage your cookies

You can update your cookie settings at any time. However, by blocking cookies you will be unable to access the above features on CoLab and you may have to enter your password more frequently.

To learn more about how to enable, edit, or disable cookies on your computer, please visit the aboutcookies.org website.

Use of Web Beacons

Some of our Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information which including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides. We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.