1-30 September 2018
[Open Studios 1/2 and 8/9 Sep]

Curated programme

Take a look at this years fantastic curated programme.


During the Arts Festival a range of fantastic events and exhibitions take place that are curated, organised and managed by the artists themselves. In this section you will find workshops, performances, films and exhibitions in shops, on the seafront, on the streets, as well as in Hastings’ galleries, museums, arts venues and cinemas.

Open studios

The ever popular Open Studios return in 2018 on the 1/2 and 8/9 September with an incredible selection of artists opening their homes and studios to create a fabulous set of trails for you to follow. We have an incredible line-up of local artists, which reflects the pool of creative talent that lives and works in 1066 Country. 

Browse the festival by location

Curated Events Open studios

FILM OF 2018

Watch a short video of this years festival here

Becky Beasley

The Seaweed Shop – throughout the Festival

Coastal Currents Art Fair

2-13 September – All works under £500, Stade Hall


Augmented Reality – download 1st September

Chris Dobrowolski

Washed Up Car Go
Launch Event: 1st September, 5.30-7.30pm

Second Week Highights

What a brilliant second week of Coastal Currents Arts Festival, thanks to everyone who is making this festival one to remember.

Support Us

Did you know the council wants your input on how to spend their cultural monies?

2018 Sponsors

Coastal Currents Arts Festival would not be possible if it was not for the generous support of this years sponsors – Placemarque.

Coastal Currents awarded Arts Council Funding for 2018

We are pleased to announce that Coastal Currents Arts Festival has been successful yet again with their Arts Council England funding.