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 makingĀ - 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: kerry@eastleedsproject.org. Thank you!

The East Leeds Project is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company registered in England and Wales, no.11746322.
www.eastleedsproject.org

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* 1. Whereabouts in east Leeds are you based?

Please give us the name of your local area or ward, or your postcode (not your full address).

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* 2. Do you have any making skills? If so, what do you make?

Please give a brief description and/or any links if your work is online.

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* 3. Do you have specialist education or training for making?

Please give a brief description.

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* 4. Where do you make? Are you aware of any specialist facilities for making in east Leeds?

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* 5. Are you aware of any businesses/networks/organisations in east Leeds that provide training or education to help individuals develop their skills in making?

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* 6. Do you think there is a skills gap in east Leeds?

Please explain your answer.

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* 7. Do you think the community could benefit from access to skills and training for making?

If so, please explain how.

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* 8. Do you think east Leeds would benefit from having maker spaces? These might be artists' studios, specialist fabrication facilities, open-access workshops, co-working spaces, or spaces that support other forms of making.

Please give a reason for your answer.

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* 9. Do you know anyone else with making skills in the community? Do you think they might be happy to be contacted about our research?

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* 10. Is there anything else you would like to share with us about Makers and making in east Leeds?

Please use the box below. Thank you!

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