Its planned for the autumn. This get-together happens twice a year and is member-led. It’s an opportunity to connect with others across a diverse range of artforms and disciplines, and help shape the timebank according to your interests.
The next Induction is June 17th 12-2pm. We hold regular inductions for new members where you can learn about its ethos and operation, get a sense of all the skills and knowledge that you can access and add to, and learn how to make transactions. Now with 180 members, your involvement will build the capacity of the network.
Members have earned time credits in a wide range of ways organising and attending the time bank socials and inductions.
This has included practical ‘doing’ tasks like earning credits for creating signs and decorations for events such as Sarah Spanton painting signs ( above), Magda Symanska and others photographing at events and Ivor Tymchak compering at events.
Management Team members and other members have earned credits for helping to run events in the lead up to or actually at the event.
Members also earn credits for attending inductions, sometimes for bringing home-made food or for taking part in activities such as DJ-ing or preparing presentations to talk about their projects ( such as the project we ran called The Gift).
Sue Ball and Sarah Spanton have offered training and helped a number of other places set up Creative Time Banks based on the model set up here in leeds. Here is the one they supported in North-East.
What is North-East Creative Timebank?
The Timebank is a formalised system for its members to exchange their skills, knowledge and experience with each other, valued equally in units of one hour. [Read more…] about North-East Creative Time Bank
Members Sue Ball and Edafe Onerhime have been collaborating through Leeds Creative Time Bank around ‘Open Data’. With 5 hours of timebank credits, Sue Ball requested Edafe Onerhime to use her skills as an Open Data Specialist to investigate empty commercial property and land in Leeds South Bank. Edafe has produced an online map using business rates data from Leeds Data Mill to which Sue is ‘pinning’ images of each unit via twitter ( see image above). This map will be developed through public participative walks and other forms of public interface to consider the wider regeneration of this area of the city. Sue will be putting more requests through the timebank network.
What is Open Data?
Sue Ball, director of MAAP and founding committee member of the Leeds Creative Timebank invited me to Leeds to speak with some of the users, timebrokers and steering committee of the Timebank as a means of introducing me to the working infrastructure of the project and to benefit some of my research around alternative systems of value and exchange.
In October 2013 I started my PhD research at the RCA, London as part of the Creative Exchange project across Culture Lab in Newcastle, Imagination in Lancaster and the RCA. My research focusses on knowledge mobilities, through contemporary art, cultural theory and policy. I am particularly interested in alternative readings and practices of knowledge exchange. I facilitate in the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths and I organise the JOURNEY/SCHOOL nomadic seminar/salon project, AOTCS Press and am part of practice-based research group, KIOSK