Apply to be a Barn Raiser

To apply to be a Barn Raiser you need to:

  • read the information below,

  • fill in the form

  • confirm that you're a woman or non-binary person aged 18+ and live in West Yorkshire.

We will then let you know if your application has been successful. If we are unable to offer you a place on your chosen bootcamp we may offer you a place on a different bootcamp. 

How are we allocating places

This project is for the whole of West Yorkshire. Barn Raisers will come from every corner of the region (Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield). We will be allocating spaces based on geography to ensure we get a good spread. Where districts are oversubscribed spaces will be offered by lottery. You'll need to attend a Bootcamp and come to the ReBootcamp to receive a briefing and PPE.

Key information

The build will take place from 6pm Sun 30 Apr to 6pm on Mon 1 May on the Cinder Moor in Woodhouse, Leeds. You will be given a shift within the 24 hours to build a Barn like no other!

The Barn will then play host to a festival on Sat 13 May. We would like to invite you to a private view of an exhibition that day from 9:30am to 10:30am, then do stick around for the day for talks, workshops, performances - full programme to be announced shortly. Celebrate the Barn Raisers together.


There are 5 Bootcamps to choose from for Novices, please sign up to one in this form.

There is one online briefing available for Professionals. Please sign up to this session if have experience in any of the following: traditional joinery, cutting wood, mallets, tongue and groove joints, using a drill, site safety, safe manual handling (moving heavy bits of wood around safely). Experience of working at height or a PASMA is an advantage but not necessary.

All Barn Raisers will be invited back for The Barn REbootcamp. This will be a chance for all the Barn Raisers to meet, refresh their knowledge, receive a briefing and pick up PPE. This will take place w/c the 24 Apr in the evening. Date and time TBC.

All Barn Raisers will have their portrait taken as part of the project. These will all be displayed by the Barn as part of an exhibition that will open to the public on Sat 13 May as part of a day long festival. We hope you can come to the opening!

If you would like to continue, please share your details.

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This form will take 5 minutes to complete.

This opportunity is for women, non-binary and gender non-conforming people based in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale over the age of 18 (as of 2 Mar 2023).