Here are a few images of some of the amazing transactions that have taken place through the Timebank. So can you remember or guess when these pictures were taken and/ or by whom and/or which members were involved, or even what year it was ? Or do you remember other brilliant projects that have used the Timebank? Do let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Instagram, twitter or Facebook accounts.
New in the Timebank – Lightbulb Moment Workshops!
For our 10th anniversary we want to begin to change how the Timebank works and move towards a new era of supporting your creativity. Creativity lies at the core of the LCTB reason for being. Events at our recent social ‘Light Bulb Moments’ have highlighted that we can foster creative invention by offering members the opportunity to run workshops in relation to their members’ ideas.
‘Light Bulb Moment’ Workshops
This is how we see this working:
Any member can propose a workshop, all you have to do is identify a time and place to hold the workshop, outline your idea, say how long the workshop would last and give an idea of the numbers and sorts of other people you would ideally like to be part of the workshop. Then email this proposal to email@example.com
The LCT via its timebrokers will then send out a call for participants and put you in contact with those that come forward, so that you can deal with arrangement details. Every workshop can be structured differently, but if you are unsure about how to structure one, the LCT has examples. LCT also has suggestions for where to approach for spaces to hold workshops if you have nowhere. The actual time credited will depend on how much time you put into developing the workshop and how long the workshop takes, but for instance you as a workshop proposer, developer and host would get hours for doing these activities and your participants would get hours for attending the workshop.
We consider the key to developing new ideas is people. How will a musician think about a visual artist’s concepts, how does a performing artist think about a practical craft discipline? In bringing together the many and various backgrounds and experiences of members, we feel we can energise possibilities both in terms of opening out conceptual thinking and in terms of practical resolutions.
We also strongly believe that workshops will foster new relationships between members and that these relationships will lead to a stronger and more vital arts community.