East Leeds Pavilion

by East Leeds Project in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

£3,185

raised of £5,000 target
43
supporters
64% 9 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £5,000 is pledged by June 5th 2019 at 1:58pm

We want to build a Pavilion as the very first Maker Space in east Leeds, where people can access affordable tools, equipment and training.

by East Leeds Project in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Help us build a Pavilion for the Makers of east Leeds

We would like to build a temporary Pavilion at Fearnville Fields, in partnership with Bauman Lyons Architects, to act as the very first dedicated Maker Space in east Leeds!

Incredibly, across all of east Leeds beyond the city centre there are hardly any creative workspaces and no Maker Spaces like the one we envisage. But we know from our research project 'East Leeds Makers' that there are creative people all across this area, people who work with textiles, wood, ceramics and glass; who draw and paint or make prints – artists, craftspeople and designers of all kinds who consider themselves everything from hobbyists to professionals. There are so many people here, from different backgrounds and with different levels of experience, who are passionate about Making, but nowhere for them to come together. Most either work from home in their kitchen or converted garage, or have to travel into the city centre to find suitable workspaces. 

The Pavilion will provide a shared space where Makers based in east Leeds can come together to share their skills and learn new ones, meet other Makers, and access affordable tools, equipment and training. The Pavilion will be open to everyone interested in Making, including people who've never made before but would like to try their hand.

We've already started a conversation with the communities of east Leeds and have surveyed over 100 people so far. We've found overwhelming support for the idea of a Maker Space in east Leeds!

The proposed site of the East Leeds Pavilion, on Fearnville Fields, Gipton.

We will work collaboratively with local people, artists and architects to create the Pavilion, using the MassBespoke system developed in Leeds by Bauman Lyons. This pioneering technology combines digital design with the ability to respond to genuine local need on a small scale, and has been designed to achieve high standards of environmental performance, optimise use of materials, eliminate waste, and remove the need for heavy transport and lifting equipment at all stages of construction. It's pioneering genuinely sustainable design, right here in Leeds. 

We've identified a site next door to Fearnville Leisure Centre in Gipton and we're working closely with Leeds City Council to make the Pavilion a reality and to make sure that it's energy efficient and environmentally friendly. It will be a temporary structure, a pilot project while we explore more permanent sites, and the green space can be returned to its original state afterwards without any damage to the landscape.

Although our Directors each have 20 years' experience in the arts sector, the East Leeds Project is still a young organisation with very limited resources. That's why we need your help to do three things:

1. Plan the East Leeds Pavilion – your support will allow us to work with local communities and creative people to produce a detailed design and business plan for the Pavilion. We'll fundraise for its construction separately.

2. Put on Maker events – so that we can start building creative networks among Makers in east Leeds.

3. Create an artwork about Making for Gipton Gala – the Gala is a great opportunity to talk to local people and build support for the project. We've commissioned artist Andy Abbott to create a participatory project which will launch in July, but your support will help us take it on tour across east Leeds over the coming year to continue that conversation.

Thanks for reading. If you can, please donate today. Everything we raise through Crowdfunder can be matched by Legal & General, meaning your support will go even further. Thank you!

To find out more about the East Leeds Project visit www.eastleedsproject.org

If you can't donate, but would like to get involved or have anything you would like to discuss, please email kerry@eastleedsproject.org

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

5 of 250 claimed

Thank You Postcard

Well send you an artist's postcard, personalised for you, to say thank you! Inc P&P.

£15 or more

10 of 250 claimed

East Leeds Project Eco Tote Bag

We'll send you an eco-friendly tote bag with the East Leeds Project logo, plus a personalised thank-you note. Inc P&P.

£50 or more

3 of 100 claimed

Become a Friend of the East Leeds Project

Become a special Friend of the East Leeds Project and we'll invite you to all our events and some VIP ones designed just for you, including behind-the-scenes access to the Pavilion during its construction. This is a lifetime membership! Plus we'll send you an East Leeds Project eco-friendly tote bag and a thank-you note now.

£75 or more

1 of 50 claimed

East Leeds Pavilion print

The East Leeds Pavilion will be designed collaboratively by artists, architects and local people. Once we've appointed our Project Team we'll produce a special limited-edition print for our Supporters showcasing the Pavilion's design and you'll be first on the list to receive a copy signed by the artists and architects. Plus we'll send you an East Leeds Project eco-friendly tote bag and a thank-you note now. Inc P&P.

£150 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Artist Mentoring with Kerry Harker

Do you know an artist who would love two hours' mentoring with our Artistic Director? Kerry Harker has 20 years' experience in the visual arts and was Co-founder and Artistic Director of The Tetley. Either nominate an artist you know, or let us help you find someone who would benefit from this opportunity. We'll also send you an East Leeds Project eco-friendly tote bag and a thank-you note now. Meeting in Leeds or by Skype.

£150 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Community Artist Mentoring

Do you know an artist who would love two hours' mentoring with our Communities Director? Claire Irving has 20 years' experience of working with the arts in community settings, especially in east Leeds. Either nominate an artist you know, or let us help you find someone who would benefit from this opportunity. We'll also send you an East Leeds Project eco-friendly tote bag and a thank-you note now. Meeting in Leeds or by Skype.

£250 or more

1 of 4 claimed

East Leeds Project Sponsor

Become part of the team and help us make great things happen in east Leeds. We'll say a special thank you via social media and feature you or your company on our website, email comms and printed material all the way through 2019. You'll also become a Friend for life and receive invites to all our events.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Main ELP Sponsor for 2019

Become our best friend and claim 'Main Sponsor' status for the rest of 2019, helping us to make great things happen in east Leeds. We'll thank you via social media and work with you to tailor a bespoke package including featuring you or your company on our website, email comms and printed material. Plus, you'll become a Friend for life and receive invites to all our events.


Let's make 'East Leeds Pavilion' happen

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