Are you a Maker based in east Leeds? We'd love to hear from you!
The East Leeds Project is undertaking a research project - East Leeds Makers - to find out who makes what in east Leeds, where they do it and who they do it with! Our definition of a 'Maker' is anyone who makes things - people who are artists, knitters, bakers, fabricators, photographers, designers, musicians, potters, builders, producers, crafters, gardeners and others... amateurs, professionals and hobbyists alike.
We already know some of you and believe there are many more, but across the whole of east Leeds, beyond the city centre, there are no dedicated spaces for making - no co-working spaces, artists' studios, maker spaces, hack spaces or open access workshops. So last year we announced our ambition to build a Pavilion at Fearnville Fields in Gipton - a temporary structure designed by, with and for the community. We want to create a space that is open and accessible to all, a place for getting together to showcase, share and exchange our skills in making. East Leeds Makers will inform how the Pavilion project develops, and help to connect creative people in our part of the city.
So whether you draw, weave, print, bake, whittle, film or fabricate... if you live in east Leeds and you make things, we'd love to hear from you. The online survey should only take a few minutes to complete.
Please spread the news, and if you'd like to meet in person or would prefer to take the questionnaire in another format, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
The East Leeds Project is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company registered in England and Wales, no.11746322.