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

This website is operated by CoLab Social Network Ltd. The aim of this statement is to tell you how we will use any personal data you provide through this website. Please read it carefully before you proceed.

Privacy of your information

We comply with data protection legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998. This regulates the processing of personal data relating to you and grants you various rights in respect of your personal data.

As a content driven, user generated social networking site, CoLab collects personal information and data provided by users throughout the use of the website to optimise the site and the services that it provides.

CoLab uses Cookies (see Cookies policy) to understand how users journey throughout the site in addition to Google Analytics.

Information is stored throughout the creation of a personal profile. Additionally data is collected through the way in which you use the site and any feedback you provide.

Use and Sharing of Your Information

Through your use of the site, you agree that CoLab may use this personal information to assist us to provide the services to you, for internal research purposes, to verify your identity, for promoting and marketing other CoLab products and services to you, and for any other use that you authorise.

If you provide a credit or debit card, we may also use third parties to check the validity of the sort code, account number and card number you submit in order to prevent fraud.

CoLab may disclose your personal information, including your name and contact details, to the relevant authorities, parties and/or applicable intellectual property right holders (or their representatives) as we see fit.

*Please note; when responding to Notices, you understand that by clicking “Respond”, your response, contact details and any information entered into your personal profile will be sent to the advertiser. This includes any photos, videos or audio clips you may have uploaded.

Data Protection and Privacy

To the extent that CoLab is required to process any personal data, CoLab shall:

  • process such personal data on behalf of user as a data processor;
  • implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data against unauthorised or unlawful processing and accidental destruction or loss;
  • only carry out such processing in accordance with the user’s instructions (except as required by applicable law);
  • promptly refer to the user any requests, notices or other communication from data subjects, the Information Commissioner or any other law enforcement authority, for the user to resolve to the extent permitted by applicable law; and
  • to the extent it retains a copy of any personal data, not retain that personal data for longer than is necessary to perform its obligations under the Terms and Conditions, and upon the User's reasonable request, securely destroy or return such personal data.

In this clause, "personal data", "data processor" and "processing" shall have the meanings given to them in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Uploading and Storing Your Information

Great consideration has been taken in creating the site to integrate the way in which users interact via the site and this is reflected in the way in which data is collected and used. All the information that you upload is publicly viewable and uploaded at your own risk and, or reward.

CoLab does the upmost to ensure that all the data it stores is kept as safely and securely as possible, however, please note that we can’t be held responsible for any losses. Your personal information is easily accessible and can be corrected, updated or removed at any time through the profiles administration page.

Managing and Accessing Your Account Information

Should you wish to delete your account, you can remove it from within the profiles administration page. The information will be completely removed from within the database after 30 days in case you decide to return and re-activate your account. Beyond this time period, all of your information and contact details will be permanently erased from our databases.

You are entitled to see the information held about you. If you wish to do this, please contact us at [info@colab.network]. We may require you to provide verification of your identity and to pay an administration fee to provide a copy of the information we hold. Please note that in certain circumstances we may withhold access to your information where we have the right to do so under current data protection legislation.

You can access and correct your personal information at any time.

Third Party Services

CoLab may contain links to other websites ("Third Party Services") to provide certain services to you as part of your membership. This does not imply or infer that CoLab has any affiliation or sponsorship to or with these providers. CoLab may post personally identifiable information of its users throughout its site as well as other websites (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube). If you choose to use a Third Party Service they may use and share your data in accordance with their privacy policy and your privacy settings on that service. You should always review the policies of Third Party Services and websites to make sure you are comfortable with the ways in which they use information you share with them.

Spam and your email address

Your email address is used to identify your membership, and to sign in to the site. After registering with CoLab you may receive regular casting call update emails, containing casting calls and auditions matching your profile. You may also receive our email newsletters, account updates and information about CoLab features.

You can easily unsubscribe from any of our emails, either by using the 'unsubscribe' link provided in the email, or by contacting us at info@colab.network

Please consider that the site is currently in Beta, being tested. The data stored may therefore vary during updates throughout this time and this may impact on the personal information required when developing a user profile .

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or the use of your data please contact us at info@colab.network