About us

Established in 2003 Salt Road is a not for profit partnership, for the benefit of the community of the West Midlands and other areas across the UK.

The objects of Salt Road are to carry on activities, which benefit the community and in particular to improve their environmental, social, economic, and cultural wellbeing.

1. To encourage more people to engage with the arts by producing high quality visual art and relational engaged projects, commissioning the very best UK and international artists that excite and inspires.

2. Improve the well being of communities through relational inclusive and engaging projects that tackle social barriers, reducing inequality, discrimination and social disadvantage.

3. Create and deliver mentoring and training opportunities for vulnerable and excluded young people in event management and for early career artists.

4. Reuse community facilities and buildings with compelling cultural activities accessible for everyone.

5. Integrate distinctive and relevant climate change focused projects, connecting people with University research to address the need for growth in sustainability, respect for nature, resilience and adaption.

6. Make a positive contribution to global well being through locally linked international partnership projects.

7. Develop an economically resilient sustainable model of practice that is embedded in our local community reaching and engaging with a broad spectrum of society.

We specialise in participatory practice engaging communities in digital environmental projects that engage people, communities, and organisations to grow and survive by learning about natural models of sustainability, biodiversity, and process based biomimicry. Producing public visual art programs including exhibitions of contemporary art, relational workshops with communities, talks and events to encourage critical and creative engagement through visual art-making. Salt road works with artists, galleries, museums, charities, government bodies and academic partners to respond to archives, buildings and places to make new work and develop digital technologies.

We plan and deliver relational practice education and engagement projects with schools colleges, community groups, partner arts organisations and officers. Responding to briefs, to implement projects, working with accreditation processses such as Arts Awards and Arts Marks  and evaluating projects to ensure positive and proven learning outcomes. We have DBS and Public Liabilty insurance.

Salt road artists search out meta-narratives found in social movements, history, sustainability and nature; and create linkages between things to create unusual open pathways for partnership working and commissioning.

And what she saw there was a pattern, she was to explain, a pattern forged by the creative ‘look’ that artists posses as they scan the chaotic rubble of ordinary appearances and, through an extraordinary act of selective seeing, manage to extract a series of intervals, of harmonic relationships between darks and lights, an intuition of that organic intermeshing to which could be affixed the term unity. Rosalind E Krauss The Optical Unconscious

Contact: email@ jaimejackson.org

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