Coastal Currents Arts Festival 2015

28 August – 13 September 2015 
[Open Studios: 5/6 and 12/13 September]

We’re delighted to announce that Creative Coast, Sweet & Dandy and Home Live Art will be continuing their very successful collaboration again to manage Coastal Currents 2015.

Coastal Currents 2015 promises to be yet another incredible year full of performances and live events, in addition to the usual mix of exhibitions, open studios and events.

FREE and accessible to all, we ensure that the festival and programme is as interactive and engaging as possible; taking place in public spaces around Hastings and St Leonards and bringing in thousands of visitors and tourists alike.

Locally-based and artist-run company Creative Coast has managed Coastal Currents since 2009, successfully developing a broad-based festival that has provided a platform for dynamic and exciting visual art, film and performance. Each year the curated programme has taken a difference focus, encompassing performance, events, exhibitions and site specific works. In 2013 the team successfully expanded with the chance to work collaboratively with Home Live Art and Sweet & Dandy Marketing. This great partnership is set to continue in 2015.

The collaboration with Home Live Arts and Sweet and Dandy has cemented a burgeoning and highly successful partnership, delivering the 2013/ 2014 festivals, which achieved audiences of 14,430 and 32,024 respectively. CC2014 saw capacity audiences for all its outdoor work as well as a visual arts commission which lead to two exhibitions in Paris and BBC television coverage of our final event.

Recently awarded NPO status for a further 3 years, Home Live Art is an established and experienced company of creative producers- living on the South Coast- which has been active since 1999. From their roots presenting radical small scale, “salon” events in a South London family house to large-scale, site-specific work, they have wide expertise in commissioning complex and inter-disciplinary programmes of work, which are distinct and groundbreaking. Playing with the traditional, communal and the celebratory, home produces and curates a programme of artist led, participatory work.  Recent achievements include the Festival of Thrift in Darlington with Wayne and Geraldine Hemmingway and the completion of a national strategic tour of Ida Barr’s Mash Up.

Sweet and Dandy Marketing aka Tina Morris, an experienced Arts Marketing & Event Specialist, has had increased involvement in Coastal Currents since 2012. Current projects include Hunt & Darton Cafe, Dear Serge at the De La Warr, Hastings Fat Tuesday, Trash’d New Wave Festival, UPMARKET Designers Fair and Art in Romney Marsh.

Submissions for 2015 will open next week…


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