frequently asked questions

Here you'll find the answers to some common questions that may be of some help. If you require more information or if your question isn't answered below, please contact us.

1. What is the creative lab community?

2. How can creative lab benefit me?

3. What kind of creative ideas can I submit to creative lab?

4. How can I submit my creative ideas?

5. I submitted an idea to creative lab but I haven’t received a reply. How come?

6. How many ideas can I submit to creative lab?

7. If creative lab likes my idea, what happens next?

8. Do I get credit for my ideas or does creative lab take credit?

9. How do I get in touch with the creative lab team?

10. What is the ‘Inspire’ section all about?

11. What is the ‘Guide’ section all about?

12. What is the ‘Connect’ section all about?

13. How do I edit my profile?

14. How can I change my password?

15. How do I delete my account?

16. I would like to subscribe/unsubscribe from the newsletter. How do I do this?

17. Does creative lab share my personal information with others?

18. Why am I receiving emails from members of the community?

19. How can I share my feedback about the website?

20. I would like to list an event I’m doing. Can I list it on the creative lab website?

21. I really love this website and want to tell all my friends about it. Can I?

22. How can I keep up to date with what creative lab is working on?

23. Could I get involved in creative lab’s projects?


1. What is the creative lab community?

The creative lab community is an online movement created and nurtured by twofour54 ibtikar. It brings together many diverse and brilliant creative minds of the Middle East, supporting and inspiring them as they turn their dreams into reality. creative lab gives you the inspiration and guidance you need to turn your ideas into actual results. Through connections, articles, videos, content, seminars and the like, you're given all the ammunition you need to bring your thoughts to fruition. Submit your creative ideas to us when you're ready, and once reviewed by our team, we will let you know how we can support you and potentially fund your ideas as we help you bring them to life.

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2. How can creative lab benefit me?

creative lab gives your ideas, dreams and ambitions a space where they're heard, reviewed, respected, kick-started and fostered. Coming up with a good idea and then getting the professional support, guidance, and funding you need to make it happen is often challenging. creative lab has the resources and know-how to support your ideas from conceptualisation to production, and beyond.

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3. What kind of creative ideas can I submit to creative lab?

You can submit pretty much any idea you want. Examples include: short films, TV shows, documentaries, radio programs, songs, websites, games, mobile applications, books, comics and magazines.

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4. How can I submit my creative ideas?

To send your idea to creative lab, click here and fill out the online application form. Please make sure your contact information is accurate so we can reach you if your idea is chosen to become our latest project.

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5. I submitted an idea to creative lab but I haven't received a reply. How come?

We receive hundreds of submissions each month and review every single one of them. The number of projects we can work on each month is limited but we do respond to all applications within 2 weeks of receiving them. Don't give up on us! If you don't hear back from creative lab after 2 weeks, please contact us on Twitter @CreativeLabME or on Facebook. In the meantime, feel free to submit other ideas.

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6. How many ideas can I submit to creative lab?

As many as you like - the only limit is your own imagination!

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7. If creative lab likes my idea, what happens next?

If we like your idea, we'll call you in to meet the creative lab team. There'll be a meeting to discuss your idea in detail, and if it's something we can help you with, we'll work on a production timeline for getting your project up and running.

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8. Do I get credit for my ideas or does creative lab take credit?

You will always get credit for your ideas. We will never take this away from you. Also, if we invest in your creative project, our standard approach is that after we recoup this investment, all other income the creative project generates is yours.

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9. How do I get in touch with the creative lab team?

To submit an idea, click here. You can also contact us on Twitter @CreativeLabME or on Facebook.

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10. What is the 'Inspire' section all about?

The Inspire section has an amazing collection of articles, interviews and profiles on some of the best creative minds, projects and people from across the region. Our contributors and writers are always hard at work to bring you the most inspirational content possible. Have a read and get those creative juices flowing! If you would like to become a Contributor on creative lab and have your work or ideas featured on the website, you can apply here.

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11. What is the 'Guide' section all about?

Everybody needs some guidance from time to time, and that's what the Guide section is all about. We have a focused and concise collection of articles, how-to guides and toolkits for you to use in putting your idea together for submission. If you would like to become a Contributor on creative lab and have your work or ideas featured on the website, you can apply here.

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12. What is the 'Connect' section all about?

The creative lab Community is all about bringing like-minded people from around the region together. The Connect section gives you the tools you need to find members in the community who can help you with your ideas. Let's say you have an idea for a movie, but you need a bit of help from a professional screenwriter... the creative lab community is where you can search for this person. In addition, you can check out the profiles of our regular contributors and get to know the people bringing you all the great content on this website.

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13. How do I edit my profile?

To edit your profile, click here.

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14. How can I change my password?

To change your password, click here. Remember to choose a password that's secure and difficult for others to guess.

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15. How do I delete my account?

If you would like to delete your account, please DM us on Twitter @CreativeLabME or on Facebook. We'll be very disappointed to see you go, but please feel free to come back at anytime and create a new account.

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16. I would like to subscribe/unsubscribe from the newsletter. How do I do this?

It's quite easy - click here to visit your settings page. At the bottom of the page you'll see a couple of check boxes. Check them to subscribe. Uncheck them to unsubscribe. It's that simple.

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17. Does creative lab share my personal information with others?

We respect your privacy and will never share your personal information with others. For more information, please read through our Privacy Policy.

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18. Why am I receiving emails from members of the community?

The creative lab Community is all about interacting with like-minded creative people from across the region. You may need help from somebody in the community to get your idea from a mere thought to a full proposal, so we've given you the ability to contact others in the community. Likewise, they have the opportunity to contact you too. Currently, you aren't able to stop receiving communication from others; but please note that your contact information is private. The only way anybody can contact you is through the website, unless you choose to share your contact information.

Here are some important points about interacting with members of the community:

  • By contacting members of the community, you are agreeing to abide by the Community Guidelines.
  • Violating these rules is something very serious to us, so please act professionally and responsibly at all times.
  • If someone is harassing you, spamming you or just being a nuisance, please report it and we'll take care of it swiftly.

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19. How can I share my feedback about the website?

Feedback is very important to us, so please send us your feedback on Twitter @CreativeLabME or on Facebook.

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20. I would like to list an event I'm doing. Can I list it on the creative lab website?

Yes, you can certainly post your event on the website by clicking here.

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21. I really love this website and want to tell all my friends about it. Can I?

By all means! We really appreciate all your support. Please click on the 'send to a friend' link on each page or share the content using the icons available on each page.

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22. How can I keep up to date with what creative lab is working on?

The creative lab Team has worked on some really great projects, with a lot more in the pipeline. Visit the 'about creative lab' section for more information on creative lab, past projects, upcoming projects, planned events and how to get involved. In addition, we will be sending you regular emails updating you on our projects, events and activities. Please ensure you have opted in to receive our newsletters.

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23. Could I get involved in creative lab's projects?

Yes, of course! For many of our projects, we need help from the community. Keep visiting the website for announcements on our upcoming projects. If you aren't subscribed to our newsletter, we recommend you do so - we'll be sending out more information on a regular basis.

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