So you have given some time to one or two projects and have saved up some hours, but you are not sure how to spend those hours.
Here are four ideas of ways to spend your time…
1.Make a film just for fun. Yorkshire Life Aquatic spent time credits making a this film in a fountain in Doncaster: Maria Spadafora filmed it, Annabeth Robinson edited and gave it the 1950’s film reel look/ background music, and Ivor Tymchak did the voice over. A total of 12 hours
What small project could you put together on time credits?
2. Spend time with another member. This is a photo from an exhibition Wave by artist and Timebank member Jo Lee. In asking her to photograph some objects, I found out lots of things about her work and how she works with small objects. Spending a couple of hours to meet someone or see their approach to a creative task is very interesting.
3. Participatory Art Cycle -Walk – Member Caleb, (now timebanking in Bristol) paid members time credits to cycle in shared pedestrian-cycle walk spaces across the city. Maybe you have an idea you want to test with members or have them help out with public workshops.
4. Moving Premises – Members helped Live Art Bistro (LAB)* move into their new building. This included de-rigging lighting/sound and a whole lot of general moving and lifting.
*LAB is now Centre for Live Arts Yorkshire (CLAY)
Don’t have enough credits? Maybe another member will gift you some?
That is just a few to be thinking about. Over the next few months, we will share more ideas from members about how they use the Timebank and about their work as well as ideas of how to spend and earn time credits.