Our Community

The Central Station community is a combination of several social networks – Twitter, Flickr, Cargo Collective, Vimeo, Behance, Soundcloud & Facebook.

To join us you just need to be connected to Central Station on any or all of these platforms.

We can then see your work and consider it for our Showcase. It also means that other creatives can easily connect with you.


01 / Us^

Central Stn – A Creative Social Network


If you make work, Central Station is a community where you can showcase yourself and talk to peers. It’s also a place where you can find opportunities. If you’re interested in creative talent, you can use Central Station to spot people you might want to commission or just keep track of. And regardless of who you are, it’s a space where you can browse and be entertained by a huge and ever-growing pool of creative work. We aim to broaden, deepen and widen engagement with contemporary art, film, and design. We encourage creative people to use online technology and share their work with each other and new audiences. Central Station is made by ISO and is funded by Creative Scotland. To find out more read this blog.


02 / You^

Be Featured on Central Station


It is now easier than ever to have your work showcased on Central Station. Just follow these steps:


  1. Find us on your network.
  2. Connect with us.
  3. Become part of our wider community.
  4. Tell us about your blog or website.



03 / Them^

We are funded through
the Creative Scotland
innovation fund.

Other partners
include -


04 / Contact^

Please check the FAQ section before contacting us – you might find the answer to your question there. If you haven’t found any joy there, please contact the team on hello@thisiscentralstation.com


05 / FAQs^

What is Central Station v2?

If you are familiar with the previous incarnation of Central Station, you will notice that our site is re-vamped and more streamlined. You will also notice that our Community pages have disappeared. As a member, you will no longer be required to upload your work onto Central Station. We link to your networks to us.

How does Central Station v2 work?

We have joined a selection of specialist networks online and will connect with you there. Instead of you joining us, we’re joining you. This automatically expands our network, and the scope for your work to be noticed.

Where should I put my work?

If you don’t have one already, create a profile on one of these sites:

Vimeo [for film and video, motion graphics & animation]
Flickr [for photography, graphic images & visual artwork]

SoundCloud [for audio & sound design]

Behance & Cargo [for portfolios, illustration, design & visual artwork].

How will you know when I have uploaded new work to my networks?

Once you have connected with Central Station on your network(s) of choice, we will receive notification that you have uploaded work in our feed. This is how we will select work and members to be featured.

Will I still get the benefits if I’m only on Facebook?

Central Station is the network of networks. We’re embracing technology so that you can enjoy a number of social networks without having to join them all. You can stay on Facebook and tune in to us to find out what else is going on everywhere else.

Does Central Station feature blogs?

Yes. If you have your own blog or website you can let us know over twitter by sending a link and mention us in your tweet, or by writing about it on our Facebook wall.

Is Central Station free?


Why are the other networks important?

Our community is anyone & everyone who is following, connecting, friending, liking, subscribing or just plan listening to us. By combining our individual networks, we are creating a community twice the size. This means that if you are featured or mentioned by us, more people will be likely to hear about it (and you).

Does Central Station features artists and work?

Yes. By connecting via these extended network we have  access to more creatives & more interesting work. It’s about being efficient and clever about how we use these connections.

Can I  find out about Opportunities on Central Station?

Yes. We have a notice board which links to the best jobs, calls for entries and competitions that are on the web. Instead of having to upload them to our site, we can link directly to any opportunities you want to get noticed. All you have to do is post a link to your opportunity on our facebook page or tweet us about it.

 Find out more about how to have your opportunity noticed here.

Can I find out about Events being held by members of the CenSta community?

Yes. We will continue showcasing member events in our Featured Event articles. We also now have a weekly Events Bulletin which is a weekly listing of events from our community. Read this blog to find out more about events on Central Station.

If you have any other questions just email us on hello@thisiscentralstation.com


06 / Usage Policy^



“Commercial Enterprise” means any organisation in the business of trading in or promoting content created by third parties;

 ”Embedded Content” means any content embedded on the Site which is hosted on a third party website and which licence to embed on the Site has been granted;

 ”Newsletter” means the newsletter that Users can subscribe to via the Site;

 ”Personal Information” means any information displayed on or acquired via the Site concerning Users;

“Servers” means the servers on which Site Content may be stored from time to time;

“Site” or “Central Station” means the site the homepage of which is currently found at www.thisiscentralstation.com and any future incarnation of this site and any webpages hosted on behalf of the Company which is accessed from this site in such manner to appear to be part of the Site;

“Site Content” means all content displayed on or made available via the Site together with all content contained in or made available via our Newsletter in each case whether owned or created by the Company, a User or a third party, including without limitation Embedded Content, Personal Information, graphics, text, logos, software, layout and other constituent elements of the Site;

“User” means any end user accessing the Site.



The Site is a creative space where created work is showcased. It’s also a place where you can find opportunities. If you’re interested in creative talent, you can use Central Station to spot people you might want to commission or just keep track of. And regardless of who you are, it’s a space where you can browse and be entertained by a huge and ever-growing pool of creative work. This is a site for creative work, therefore please be aware you may not like everything you see on here. If you see something you are concerned about, you can report it to the Central Station team by contacting us at hello@thisiscentralstation.com.



3.1 This document (the “Terms of Use“) together with our Privacy Policy (our Privacy Policy is here: [Insert link]) tells you the terms under which you may make use of our Site. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Site.  By using our Site, you indicate that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please refrain from using our Site.

3.2 We may revise these Terms of Use at any time by amending this page.  You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.  Some of the provisions contained in these Terms of Use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Site.

3.3  Your (“You“, “Your“, “User“) use of our Site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in these Terms of Use. Central Station is owned by Censta, made by digital studio ISO and is funded by Creative Scotland. Censta is a limited company with registered number 363642 whose registered office is at City Point 2, 25 Tyndrum Street, Glasgow, G4 0JY(“the Company“, “Us“, “Our“, “We“).

3.4  Due to the content that is available on or via our Site from time to time, this Site is for Users that are aged 16 and over. If you are under 16 years of age, please stop using our Site immediately and do not register to receive our Newsletter.  Any registration for our Newsletter or use of our Site by anyone under 16 years of age is unauthorised and in violation of these Terms of Use.



4.1 We request certain information about you when you sign up to receive our Newsletter. In registering to receive our Newsletter you:

4.1.1 will not provide any false personal information to us, or register to receive our Newsletter on behalf of anyone other than yourself without permission; and

4.1.2 warrant that you are 16 years of age or older.

4.2 We may, at our sole discretion, refuse to register a User to receive our Newsletter or suspend or terminate a User’s registration to receive our Newsletter at any time without providing any reason for doing so.



5.1  You shall not use the Site or Site Content in any unlawful manner or in any manner likely to bring the Site or the Company into disrepute.

5.2 You shall not use the Site in any manner likely to injure, offend or become a nuisance to the Company or any User.

5.3  You shall not sell, republish or otherwise deal with Personal Information without the written consent of the relevant Users.

5.4  Certain content available on the Site is embedded content residing on third party websites and embedded under licence. Your use of Embedded Content is governed by the third party’s terms of use available on the third party’s website and you should refer to the third party’s terms of use if you wish to use Embedded Content. If you are unsure who the relevant third party is, please contact us at hello@thisiscentralstation.com. In relation to all other Site Content (other than Personal Information which is governed by Clause 5.3 above), you shall not sell, copy, republish, adapt, distribute, publicly display, exploit, perform, create derivative works, or alter any part of that Site Content without the written consent of the Company.

5.5 You shall not attempt to access any Site Content that is protected, locked or otherwise not openly accessible.

5.6 If you are a Commercial Enterprise, you may not use the Site for advertising or other explicit business purposes without the Company’s written consent.



6.1 We do not own and have no control over the availability of Embedded Content.

6.2 The Company reserves the right to disable or remove from the Site and, where applicable, from the Servers any Site Content without notice to you.

6.3 We have the right to disclose the identity of any person who is credited as being the creator of Site Content to any third party who is claiming that any such Site Content constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy, for the purposes of any criminal investigation or where required by law.

6.4 If you believe any work on our Site does not belong to the person credited as being its creator, you may report this to the Central Station team by contacting us at hello@thisiscentralstation.com.



7.1 Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or limits your or our liability for death or personal injury cause by negligence, for fraudulent misrepresentation or for any other matter where it is not permissible to exclude or limit liability by applicable law.

7.2 Unless otherwise stated in these Terms of Use, we shall not be liable to you in contract, delict (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any direct or indirect loss suffered or incurred by you which has arisen out of or in connection with the use of, or inability to use or access the Site, including, but not limited to direct or indirect loss of profit, revenue, data or loss of or damage to physical property.

7.3  No warranty, condition, or representation of any kind is made, given or to be implied  as to the accuracy, completeness, integrity or quality of any Site Content or that any   Site Content will not cause offence or be objectionable. We disclaim all liability and   responsibility arising from or in connection with any use of, or reliance placed on, Site Content by Users or by anyone who may be informed of any of its content. All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded.

7.4 The Company may from time to time have to close or adapt some or all parts of the Site for technical or maintenance reasons or the Site may be wholly or partly   inaccessible for reasons beyond the Company’s control.  The Company reserves the  right to suspend or terminate any part or all of the Site or a User’s access to the Site at any time without notice.



If you believe that any Site Content is defamatory of you, infringes your copyright or infringes any of your other legal rights please email us the details requested below (completed as appropriate) to hello@thisiscentralstation.com;

  • name
  • contact details
  • the nature of your complaint
  • where the content complained of appears on the Site (please copy the link from the Site)
  • where the text complained of infringes your legal rights
    (please include a detailed explanation)

By submitting the above email to us you shall be deemed to be declaring that the information you have given us is true and accurate. Such information may be used in court proceedings.

Important Warning: providing fraudulent, misleading or inaccurate information may result in civil or criminal liability.


9.1  You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

9.2  You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt our Site, the server, equipment or network on which our Site is stored, any software used in the provision of our Site or any server, computer or database connected to our Site.  You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.  We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.  In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.

9.3 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or due to you downloading any software or material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

9.4  You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Site.



Where our Site contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the availability or content of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility or liability for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Please bear in mind that your use of such other websites or resources may be subject to additional terms and conditions imposed by the owners of those websites or resources. Your dealings with such third parties are between you and the third party, and we accept no liability as a result of you accessing such websites or entering into contractual arrangements with the operator in question.



If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by any court or other competent body to be to be wholly or partly illegal, invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable, that part shall be deemed to be severable from these Terms of Use and the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect.



This contract, including all non-contractual obligations, is governed in accordance with Scots law. The Scottish courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Site, although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.


07 / Privacy Policy^

1  What we mean by Personal Information

Personal Information means any data from which you can be identified (including information such as your name, email address and password) and which concerns you. All Personal Information that we obtain from you when you visit the Site or sign up to receive the newsletter which users of our Site can subscribe to via our Site (the “Newsletter“) or is contained in content on the Site will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy and the Data Protection Act 1988 (the “Act“).

By providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to our processing your Personal Information for the purposes set out below. For the purposes of the Act the data controller (“We” or “Us“) is Censta Ltd., a limited company with registered number 363642 whose registered office is at City Point 2, 25 Tyndrum Street, Glasgow, G4 0JY(“the Company“, “Us“, “Our“).

We are committed to developing a practical and user-friendly privacy policy. If you have any queries about how we use your information, or any comments or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, please send them to hello@thisiscentralstation.com

Reference to the “Site” in this Privacy Policy means the site the homepage of which is currently found at www.thisiscentralstation.com and any future incarnation of this site and any webpages hosted on behalf of the Company which is accessed from this site in such manner to appear to be part of the Site.


2. Personal Information – Information we may collect from you, why we need it and how we use it

We may collect and process the following Personal Information about you when you sign up for our Newsletter. Any Personal Information gathered is used to allow us to refine and improve our service. We have set out below the various uses made of your Personal Information:

  • What information we collect from all users: We will log an IP address for all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a numerical label assigned to a computer on a network using the Internet Protocol. Any computer or mobile device connected to the internet has an associated IP address so that data can be routed to it. It is difficult to trace an IP address back to an individual person, and we do not do so.
  • What information we collect from Newsletter subscribers: When you sign up to the Newsletter, we will collect your email address and IP address.
  • Why we need this information: We will need your email address in case you wish to receive email updates. Your IP address is logged by us so that we can prevent any spam, fraud or abuse of our Site. This information will never identify you or your computer personally. We may use your Personal Information to update you on the services and features that we provide from the Site. If you request e-mail updates from us, it is necessary for us to hold the Personal Information you provide.
  • How we use this information: We do not sell, trade or rent your information to other parties unless we have first obtained your consent. If you do give us permission, we will only share information with organisations we have carefully selected and believe to be reputable. Should you register for updates via our email update, you can easily opt out of receiving further updates by clicking “unsubscribe” in the relevant email.


3.  Cookies

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. More information on the cookies we use can be found below.


4.  How we protect your Personal Information

We are strongly committed to data security and we take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your Personal Information from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, alteration or corruption. We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide to us. These steps include communicating this Privacy Policy to our employees. Only authorised employees and contractors under strict controls will have access to your Personal Information.

However, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, due to the nature of the internet we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us. With this in mind, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your Personal Information while you are on the internet.


5.  How long we keep your Personal Information

Your Personal Information will only be kept by us for as long as is necessary and we will keep this under review. This means that for those users that have signed up to receive our Newsletter, we will keep and use their Personal Information for as long as they are signed up for our Newsletter, and for a period of time afterwards in order to, among other things, deal with any consequent queries or complaints you may have. We may in our sole discretion delete any Personal Information relating to you from our servers without reference to you.


6.  Other Sites

This privacy statement does not cover the links within this Site to other sites.  We therefore encourage you to read the privacy statements of the other sites.



We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer.  Cookies are small files stored in your computer’s hard drive by your web browser.  When you access our Site, our computer server will access these cookies so that it can recognise your computer. They help us to improve our Site and deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can alter your settings to allow you to be prompted every time a cookie is sent to you or you can choose not to receive cookies at all. For independent information about cookies you can go to www.aboutcookies.org.

Cookies for improving service

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the Site and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast. The cookies used for this are listed below:

Name Typical Content Expires
_utma Randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb Randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc Randomly generated number When user closes browser
_utmz Randomly generated number + info on how the Site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code Site (Opens in a new window).