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

Open Studios Application Form 2017

Be part of Coastal Currents Festival 2017 and submit your Open Studios listing for inclusion in the festival programme.

Coastal Currents Open Studios returns for 2017, running on the weekends of 2/3 and 9/10 September.

If you want to feature in this popular annual event, whether to show and/ or sell work in your studio, beach hut, garden, shop space or within your own home, then you will find all the information you need to apply online below.

Coastal Currents festival has run since 1999, with Open Studios a regular and popular feature. Hundreds of local artists and makers take part, forming a trail of studios in Hastings and St Leonards, and across areas of Rother. As opposed to other general listings, the Open Studios take place over two specific weekends. As part of this programme you will be provided with advice and guidance on how to manage your event, marketing materials to promote your studio, and networking opportunities with other Open Studio artists.

We take Open Studios applications from across 1066 Country including Hastings, St Leonards, Battle, Bexhill, Rye, Camber, Fairlight, Eastbourne

The Coastal Currents festival brochure and website will promote your event to a wide local and national audience, with the press attention bringing additional visibility. With a minimum print run of 30,000 brochures distributed along the coastline from Folkestone to Brighton and at key sites in London, plus the exposure to over 100,000 visitors (and growing) on our website, this is a great place for your studio or work to be seen.

This year also brings more marketing through our social networking channels with a Google Plus page, Twitter and Facebook all promoting the festival and bringing more attention to the festival as a whole.

We look forward to welcoming you to Coastal Currents 2017,  if you have any queries at all please do get in touch.

To apply, please complete this form and provide payment by 10th MAY 2017 to guarantee your listing in the brochure.

This form is intended for listings of Open Studios that take place on two specific weekends:2/3 September 2017 and 9/10 September 2017. However if you are planning an exhibition or event during the festival period of 2nd September until 1st October this is be listed separately in the events section of our brochure and you need to fill out the Event Submission Form.

Please click here to read the Open Studios Guide before completing this form.

ALL SECTIONS OF THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED; if you need assistance or have any queries please email info@coastalcurrents.org.uk

(Please note – we reserve the right to refuse and refund any listings which we feel may not be suitable for Coastal Currents 2017 but we will contact you if this arises to discuss and explain)

Please note: All marketing material, posters, brochures and flyers will be available to collect later in the year and we shall update you by email when these are ready.

This year the dates for Open Studios are:

2/3 September 2017 and 9/10 September 2017 for all areas of 1066 country.


Despite rising print costs, we are keeping our costs the same to ensure inclusion is easy for all participants: (prices frozen since 2014)

Single listing (up to 40 words + image) £86

1/2 page listing (up to 80 words + 2 images) £155

Full page listing (up to 160 words and 5 images) £255

So if you would like to apply for your Open Studio to be part of Coastal Currents 2017 fill in the form below, upload your images and complete by paying via PayPal. (If you are unable to pay by PayPal for whatever reason – don’t start filling in the form as the form won’t complete or store your details without a completed PayPal payment – instead contact us at info@coastalcurrents.org.uk and we can find an alternative.)


Please complete all fields
Your Name (for internal purposes):
Are you happy to join our mailing list – please indicate YESNO
***SECTION 2 – LISTINGS DETAILS***Basic listing (40 words + 1 image £86)Half page listing (80 words + 2 images £155)Full page listing (160 words + 5 images £255) BasicHalf-PageFull-Page
(if you don’t specify we will presume 2/3 and 9/10: 11am – 6pm):
Please list if you have any of the following – level access, accessible toilets, facilities for deaf people or visually impaired, visual signs for announcements and emergency situations:
Please complete just one of the following three boxes dependent on the size of listing you are booking.:
***SECTION FOUR – PUBLIC LIABILITY*** We strongly recommend you get Public Liability events to cover your event or open studio. Please tick here to confirm you understand this and that you are responsible for securing cover for between 2 September and 1 October inclusive. YES
Please enter amount you want to pay: £86 (single listing)

£155 (half page listing)

£255 (full page listing)

IMAGEYou will be asked to upload your image on the next page.Your image should be SQUARE, a minimum of 150mm x 150mm and 300dpi, and saved as a JPEG (Other file types may be supported) (If you upload a dimension other than a square we cannot guarantee where your image may be cropped)
Please indicate if you are happy for us to use your image in festival promotion such as Press Releases. Selected images may be reproduced in print- i.e. local/ national arts press, or on arts/ cultural websites etc. YESNO




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