17 January 2013
by Kendall Martin-Robbins
The Village is a new creative social network site. They aim to provide a portal into sharing your portfolio and communicating with other residents in their global Village, leading to commissions, contacts, collaborations and a chance to meet other like-minded individuals.
Village will provide each user with a profile page to upload their information, including films, music, images, text and a short biography section, a social network space.
Become a resident, register now and start your new life in the Village.
THE VILLAGE PLAN
WE WANT YOU TO HAVE A PROPER PLATFORM TO SHARE YOUR WORK
We believe that you, the creative, deserve a home where you can share your work with others. There are many so called sites that will claim to give you this platform, but all they do is just provide you with a page, you still need to attract browsers to your page. Village will be the place where potential collaborators, friends, groups and work will be found. We want you to determine your own destiny.
WE WANT YOU TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER LIKE MINDED INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS AND PEERS
We believe building Village, a community will be established that you feel part of. Through communication you will discover new links with those within your own field or other creative sectors. Whether a student, graduate or professional, Village will be your home.
WE WANT YOU TO HAVE KNOWLEDGE, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
We believe by the interaction and relationships you build within the Village, your questions; regardless of how basic they are, will be answered by others who have been on similar journeys or paths. Their experiences will be shared to you, making your creative life an easier one. And to those with wealth of experiences, we want you to educate others, which in turn will help them avoid the obstacles that were put in front of you.
WE WANT YOU TO UPLOAD YOUR WORK
We want others to see the best of you and your talent, so make sure you upload your work on a regular basis and inform them of your abilities and achievements, the more you share the more you gain.
WE WANT YOU TO GAIN EMPLOYMENT
The life of a creative is a difficult one, whether self-funded or financially supported by others, it can sometimes be a difficult road. But how do you make it? How do you prove yourself? How do you find that person or organisation that will notice you and your work? Village will be the platform where those seeking who seek creative talent can come and find you.
WE WANT YOU TO COLLABORATE
We want to bring creative talents together, for you to build relationships; teaming a musician with a dancer, a filmmaker with a writer and so on. The more you share and communicate the more you will gain. When you make the connection, please tell us, so we can tell others and show what’s possible when creative people come together.
WE WANT VILLAGE TO BE A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD, WHOEVER YOU ARE AND WHEREVER YOU’RE FROM
We want to offer you a site where you will not be judged by a panel or an area you happen to be from. Many sites and publications are ‘city centric’; Village will make sure that all creatives have a chance to show what you can do, regardless of where in the world you are from.
WE WANT TO MAKE YOU PROUD AND SPREAD THE WORD
We want to make sure that we look after you and make sure that through your feedback and queries we can further the technology of this site giving you the best platform to assist in helping you. We want to make sure that you are proud to be a resident of Village and help spread the word. This site is only as good as the residents we have on it, maintaining standards and levels you are happy with.
WE WANT VILLAGE TO HAVE INTEGRITY
We cannot get away from the need of money; it is a necessity for all of us, including us at Village. But will make sure that we never sell out and will put our residents, you, first and foremost in our plans. We will never pass on your information to others with your consent. If we feature you or your work, we will only do so with your full consent, making sure you are credited. We will not abuse the trust you have given us.
WE WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY
Village is only as good as the residents it has featured on it. We want you to be part of our every growing community but still be able to shine as an individual. We want to stay at Village and keep coming back and bring new friends and discover new creatives and then go on to do extraordinary things.