!Before you post your request please read the following post and check out the linked resources to help make your collaboration post a good one!
To ensure that you are communicating your project effectively to the community, please include the following list of information within your post.
- Introduction: Tell us a little bit about yourself
- Project Details / Pitch / Sample
- Paid or non-paid? Collaboration? Partnership?
- Skills you are looking for / what you are looking for
- Required Software (Optional)
- Schedule/scale (Deadlines, the length of the work, etc)
- Contact info (Be it through PM's here or outside the forums)
- Link to your Portfolio and/or Previous Work
These guidelines are based on a guide created by silverraven0 and refined with the help of the community. Please give silverraven0’s post a read for further context (link found below under resources).
Vague ideas are better than none.
If you do not have a solid plan in mind for your project, such as a publishing schedule or time scale, or if your project is still in the concepting phase, that is perfectly ok. Just be clear within your post that your project is a work in progress.
This is not a strict guide that you have to copy and paste into your topic. But the basic information will be needed within your post, so be sure to include the information within your post.
Otherwise, Posts with insufficient information may be closed and unlisted by a moderator.
Keep these following rules in mind as well:
Some of which are directly from the community:
Be Polite and Respectful
Be polite when making a collaboration request, and if people decline, don't be aggressive about it (basically follow the "be nice" rule). Have patience and respect with each other and recognize that each person has their own life and schedule to keep.
Be as clear and detailed as you can within your post when communicating your project to the community. Such as the style of art you are looking for/bringing to the table, the length of the project, your overarching goals, etc… Make sure that everybody understands what you are asking them to be apart of. Additionally, clear communication is key to working in a group of two or more.
Credit where credit is due
When posting/uploading/sharing/releasing the final project, be sure to include credits for those who have worked with you on it. Unless you make an explicit agreement to the contrary.
You only need one Post.
Please refrain from creating duplicate posts within a short period of time, otherwise, your duplicate topics may be closed. All topics will naturally close after a month from the last post.
Your post will remain open for a month following the latest post, after such a topic will automatically close. After your post closes, you are welcome to return and create a new one.
Tapas and the mods cannot be held accountable for any bad business between the two or more parties who have joined together in a collaborative effort.
Great example of an A+ post asking for a background artist:
Silverraven0's How to make a good collaboration or partnership offer -- guide
Original community guidelines: