Outsiders Network, a first-of-its-kind online talent marketplace, aims to make it easy for brands and content producers to hire talent who have specific outdoor activity skills, but who also represent a range of ethnicities, gender identities, and adaptive abilities.
The Network is designed to take the guesswork and struggle out of finding vetted talent to represent a brand outdoors, while also helping make the outdoors more welcoming to all. Outsiders Network is accepting talent submissions. The full platform will during the summer.
“As a producer tasked with casting outdoor productions, I saw an opportunity to build something that would make the searching, shortlisting and booking process easier. What we’ve created is a robust, searchable online platform to find talent ranging from avid recreationalists to professional athletes from across North America,” said Holly Fraser, co-founder of Outsiders Network.
Outsiders Network is founded on the commitment to helping provide increased outdoor accessibility for everyone. When an Outsider signs up, they are asked which organizations they want to support, then a portion of Outsiders Network’s collected fees are donated to these organizations. This allows talent to give back in ways that mean the most to them, while creating a more inclusive image of who belongs in the great outdoors. Clients will also be able to contribute a percentage of their project budgets to these initiatives.
Outsiders Network is the brainchild of Danielle Kristmanson and MJ Legault, founders of the award-winning outdoor creative agency, Origin, and Holly Fraser, producer on outdoor asset captures. Starting summer 2021, the platform will launch with the capability for brands to search through a diverse pool of talent and support crew to find the perfect match that meets their project criteria. Once matched, the Outsiders dashboard seamlessly streamlines the booking and contract process for both the talent and client.
Outsiders Network will offer free and subscription options. To discover more about Outsiders Network and pre-register as talent, or to sign up for future updates, please visit outsidersnetwork.com.