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Frequently asked questions relating to our directory


How do I search for creative professionals?

What is a Creative Area?

What are Disciplines?

What are Search Filters?



How do I search for creative professionals?

There are several ways you can search for creative professionals at AbleStable:

Use Search to return broad results

Use the horizontal multicoloured 'Creative Area' buttons available on our Homepage and many other pages on our site to 'drill down' through Creative Areas and their associated Disciplines. This method produces fast focussed results.

Use our Directory Index which provides a complete list of Creative Areas, Disciplines, and Job Descriptions at AbleStable. This allows you to gain a broad picture of the kinds of Creative Areas and Disciplines available at AbleStable
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If you're visiting AbleStable for the first time you'll notice sixteen Creative Areas below the main AbleStable header (the first Creative Area is named 'Buildings', the second 'Crafts' etc). A Creative Area is simply a place you'll begin your search. By using a Creative Area button you'll go to a page with a number of Disiplines that feature in that Creative Area. The same Discipline may appear in several Creative Areas (for example, you'll find the Disipline 'Set Design' in the Creative Areas 'Film', 'Television', and 'Theatre'). Our Directory is fully crossed referenced, so don't worry about searching in the wrong area.

Anyone visiting AbleStable has the facility to 'drill down' through our directory until they find a list of creative professionals who may be suitable for their requirements. People seeking creative professionals should spend time comparing the profiles of creative professionals to judge who best suits their needs.

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What is a Creative Area?

A Creative Area (for example, Design) is a place to start your search for a creative professional. Creative Areas contain fully cross-referenced Disciplines (eg Set Design) as they may fall into a number of Creative Areas (eg Theatre and Film).

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What are Disciplines?

A Discipline is a field of creative endeavor. An example of a Discipline would be Choreography. The Creative Area this Discipline comes under is Dance. The Creative Area is a broad starting point with many Disciplines falling inside it.

To say you practice Dance would not be particularly useful when it comes to a Directory entry as this description would take in everything associated with Dance: the Choreography, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Music Composition etc. We therefore need to describe Dance in a more meaningful way by disecting its componants. Each componant has a practitioner, and some componants, though not all, have creative practitioners. These creative practitioners or creative professionals as we call them, have particular areas they are especially skilled in. These areas are their Disiplines.

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What are Search Filters?

To help you find what you're looking for quickly you can search a realm of our site, available by clicking the small down arrow next to 'All Indexes Below' in the Search box. Our realms are:

• All of AbleStable: search all content on our site (many results)
• Creative Professionals: only search areas relating to our Creative Professionals (targeted results)
• Help and Information: only search areas relating to help and information at AbleStable
• The Library: only search areas relating to the Library at AbleStable
• The Project Centre: only search areas relating to creative work posted at AbleStable

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