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Saltaire Makers Fair - Call for Exhibitors: 17/18 September 2022

Saltaire Makers Fair - Call for Exhibitors: 17/18 September 2022

Call for exhibitors to show at The Saltaire Makers Fair, 17-18 September 2022.

They are looking for quality CONTEMPORARY CRAFT designer-makers working in a wide range of handmade disciplines to exhibit and sell their work at this highly respected two-day craft fair in Victoria Hall, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire, taking place during the last weekend of the annual Saltaire Festival.

Saltaire Inspired are looking to select and showcase high-quality, innovative work with a FOCUS ON HANDMADE PRACTICES 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, photography or other Fine Art practices WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY, but should consider applying for the future 'Open Village' opportunity instead (May 2023).

Saltaire Inspired is committed to inclusion and diversity and particularly encourages applications from artists whose backgrounds and lived experience are underrepresented in the visual arts, contemporary craft and design sectors. If you would value a pre application conversation or have questions about showing your work within the Saltaire Makers Fair, please contact them (details below)

The Saltaire Makers Fair

Held twice a year, Saltaire Inspired's Saltaire Makers Fairs have a growing reputation for providing a showcase for some of the best contemporary craft available for sale or commission in the north of England and, increasingly, further afield. Audiences will have the opportunity to see unique and original handmade products, buy directly from the artists and makers, and meet the creative talent behind the work. The venue, Victoria Hall in Saltaire, is both attractive and historically unique, a great setting for a contemporary craft fair, and we regularly see 1000 - 1500 visitors per day through the doors. The Fair will include artist demonstrations, a popular Art Tombola and there will be a pop-up cafe with delicious sweet and savoury snacks.

Returning artists and makers will be expected to exhibit a significant proportion of new work. If you have exhibited with them before, please make sure you include details of proposed new work in your application.

How to apply

Make your submission via Curatorspace (see link below),

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