About

COASTAL CURRENTS – A Festival of Visual Arts

“One of the best Art Festivals in the UK”
Artists and Illustrators Magazine, 2013

“Praised as one of the best UK arts festivals held outside London last year”
Culture24, 2010

 

Coastal Currents 2013 is:

Creative Coast
Lorna Crabbe  & Sarah Yates – Directors www.creativecoast.blogspot.com
Tina Morris – Marketing www.sweetanddandy.co.uk
Clare Sheppeard – Curator
Cath Tajima-Powell – Sales

Home Live Art
Jane Greenfield and Mimi Banks – Directors
Janet Waugh, Sarah Wilson, Kirstin Papworth & Scarlett Beazley

Situated in the creative hubs of Hastings and St Leonards, Coastal Currents provides a showcase for the talents of the local arts community as well as profiling artists from outside the UK. Hastings is a town brimming with artists, writers, poets, musicians and performers. Due to favourable property prices, a spectacular coastal location and a stimulating and creative environment; a vast number of studios and workshops have steadily evolved.

Coastal Currents was initiated in 1999 by Hastings Borough Council and the annual festival remains an important event in the town’s arts and cultural offer. It attracts both local residents and visitors from Kent, London, Brighton and other parts of the South East region and mainland Europe.

In the last four years Coastal Currents Festival has been the focus of wide media coverage:

BBC South Today
BBC Southern Radio
The Guardian Guide
Culture24
Artists Newsletter
The Times

Creative Coast successfully managed Coastal Currents 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and is currently coordinating this year’s festival.