Saltaire Lockdown Archive Call out for artists/photographers

Saltaire Lockdown Archive Call out for artists/photographers

Hello everyone

We hope you are safe and well.

As we write, we are all making history, dealing with the unique experience of Covid-19 and lockdown in our different ways. In Saltaire, we are continuing to develop the social and creative history of this vibrant place and are supporting each other by finding new routes to coming together as a community.

The Saltaire Festival team, working in partnership with Saltaire World Heritage Education Association, Saltaire Inspired, Saltaire Village Society and Saltaire History Club is seeking to collect and collate examples of creativity and community activity during lockdown.  We will be calling for examples of creative and community activities through social media.  In addition, we are seeking photographers and artists with a connection to the community of Saltaire to create a record of lockdown activities.

Recruiting Creative Practitioners

We are looking for two local photographers/artists/creative practitioners to work with Saltaire’s arts and history organisations to record the creation of history during lockdown and in the period of emerging from lockdown.

We are seeking a proposal from creatives which enables them to meet the specification outlined above while exercising their creative talents.

Our ambition is to have a body of work that can be showcased online at this year’s virtual Saltaire Festival (11 to 20 September 2020). We also aim for it to be added to the archive which is maintained by SWHEA and which records the history of Saltaire from its beginnings in the mid-19th century.

We will expect this to be achieved in accordance with safeguarding and social distancing guidelines.


Closing date for artists’ submissions: 22 June 2020

Selection of artists: by end of June 2020

Completed piece of work: 28 August 2020

Display on Festival website from 11 September 2020

Inclusion in SWHEA archive: date by negotiation

How to apply

Please submit your proposal of a maximum of 500 words and up to three images to by midnight on 22 June 2020


Please include the hours that you expect to work and all associated costs in your submission.

Intellectual property

The final products will be jointly owned by the organisations listed above and will be displayed in the formats described above. This enables all parties to use and distribute the final products royalty free, without accounting to the other. If content is to be broken down or amended after the final design is complete to be used in different ways this will be done in consultation with the artist.  Content will always be credited to the creator.

This legal clause that will be included in the contract.

Intellectual Property jointly made, developed, conceived, first reduced to practice, fixed in any tangible medium of expression or created by [Company-A], [Company- B] and [Company -C] during the term of this Agreement (“Joint Intellectual Property”), will be the joint property of and the entire right, title and interest is hereby assigned jointly on a royalty free arrangement and each party may enjoy all rights and privileges accorded ownership of such joint property without accounting to the other. Content will always be credited to the creator and only be shared in its entirety at all times.

For additional Information about the organisations involved please see these websites: