Saltaire Inspired

Saltaire Inspired is an ambitious arts charity, creating quality contemporary arts events in unique settings.

We have a vision to establish Saltaire as an internationally recognised centre for the visual arts, inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the arts.

Saltaire Inspired Ltd  was established in 2008 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and is now a registered charity. The organisation is managed by a voluntary board of directors and supported by a voluntary committee who between them provide the strategic and operational management of the event programme.

Three events, that take place annually in Saltaire, are organised by Saltaire Inspired. They are:

• Saltaire Arts Trail in May

• Makers Fair at Saltaire Festival in September

• Living Advent Calender in December.

We also collaborate with Saltaire Festival to produce the annual Open Gardens Sculpture Trail in September

Saltaire Arts Trail is the flagship event of the year and includes: Open Houses, a Makers Fair, family activities, commissions and exhibitions; combining high quality arts and crafts, education, heritage and community and cultural partnerships.

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Current opportunities

  • Saltaire Arts Trail Makers Fair 2017

    Deadline for submissions: 20/01/2017  |  City: Saltaire, Bradford  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Created by: Saltaire Inspired

    *Deadline extended to 20th January* Call for exhibitors to show at the Makers Fair at Saltaire Arts Trail, 27-29 May 2017. We are looking for artists and designer-makers in a wide range of disciplines to exhibit work over the three days of May Bank Holiday in gorgeous Victoria Hall at the heart of The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire. The event is part of an annual festival of contemporary visual art sited in the unique public and private spaces of the village. We are looking to select and showcase high-quality, innovative work in ceramics, textiles, jewellery, glass, metal, artists' books, paper, leather, wood, furniture, plastics, fashion textiles and accessories, printmaking and mixed media.

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  • Saltaire Arts Trail Open Houses 2017

    Deadline for submissions: 20/01/2017  |  Venue: Various private and public spaces  |  City: Saltaire, Bradford  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Created by: June Russell

    *Deadline extended to 20th January* Call for proposals from visual artists to exhibit work as part of Saltaire Arts Trail Open Houses 27-29 May 2017. The annual Arts Trail opens up the UNESCO World Heritage Site to visitors by presenting great contemporary art within its public and private spaces, and the Open Houses make use of Grade II listed mill cottages at the invitation of the owners, giving artists a unique exhibiting opportunity.

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