It’s easy to join Leeds Creative Timebank
Who can join?
We welcome membership requests from anyone who:
- Has a practice in the creative industries
- Operates this in Leeds and
- Is willing to behave in a professional manner.
(We explain what we mean by the words in italics at the bottom of this page).
Benefits of membership…
- Earn, spend and donate time credits
- Get Timebank loans and grants (in time credits)
- A listing in the upcoming member directory
- Promotion of your practice, projects, events and other activities
- Networking opportunities
- Invites to member events
- Transfer credits from other Timebanks
- It’s FREE!
The joining process
Joining the Timebank is really easy:
- Fill in and submit the short new member form
- A Timebank member will then book an introduction meeting with you.
- These can be done by a method to suit you – such as telephone, video chat or in person.
- They take up to an hour and provide you with a guide to using the Timebank, find out what of your skills you’re happy to offer to Time Members and to answer any questions you have.
- That’s it – you’re then a member.
Often key terms are left hazy or ill-defined – to avoid confusion we’ve explained how we use these terms, below.
- Practice: an ongoing act of being creative or of actively supporting creativity
- Leeds: The geographical area covered by Leeds City Council. You are not required to be based in Leeds, but you must operate in the area.
- Creative: someone operating in the creative industries:
- Advertising and marketing
- Design (product, graphics, fashion)
- TV, film, radio and related.
- Creative technology (including games)
- Museums, galleries, libraries and heritage
- The arts: music, performing and visual
- Professional: refers to having a professional approach to work conducted within the Timebank. It should also be considered as behaving generally such that professionalism is anticipated.