Coastal Currents Open Submission

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Coastal Currents 2011, a month-long celebration of visual arts, performance and events by emerging and established artists across the UK and world wide.
Focused within the recognised cultural hub of Hastings & St Leonards, Coastal Currents festival has steadily grown to become one of the largest arts festivals in the South East. Offering a wide range of exhibitions, performances, talks, workshops and events aimed at the local community, visitors and artists. As well as the popular open studios programme, which involves over a hundred artists in beach huts, studios, houses and gardens from West St Leonards across to neighbouring Rother area.

Get Involved

There are several ways you can get involved; submit a proposal to our open submission competition SPOTLIGHT:OPEN, take part in the popular Open Studios programme, register an event or exhibition during September for inclusion in the festival brochure or just simply lend a hand.

Deadline for open studios & event submissions : 3rd June, 5pm

SPOTLIGHT: OPEN Competition deadline extended to 20th June, 5pm

Submission forms are available to download or email Creative Coast on

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Creative Art Events in Hastings

Art Events

If you would like an art event, a showing or any sort of creative happening to be listed here please email

We are happy to list any art events suitable, for free.

What are Art Events?

Any event with creative flair and a suitably creative description, really.

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