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 5-7 May 2018

    Deadline for submissions: 08/12/2017  |  City: Saltaire, Bradford  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Created by: Saltaire Inspired

    Call for exhibitors to show at the Makers Fair at Saltaire Arts Trail, 5-7 May 2018. We are looking for contemporary craft designer-makers working in a wide range of disciplines to exhibit work over the three days of the early 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. Applications with a focus on painting, drawing or other fine art practices will not be considered for this opportunity, but should consider applying for the 'Open Houses' opportunity instead.

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  • Saltaire Arts Trail Open Houses 5-7 May 2018

    Deadline for submissions: 08/12/2017  |  City: Saltaire, Bradford  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Created by: June Russell

    Call for proposals from visual artists to exhibit work as part of Saltaire Arts Trail Open Houses 5-7 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, turning them into mini-galleries and giving artists a unique exhibiting opportunity.

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