THIS YEAR IS THE 20th BIRTHDAY OF COASTAL CURRENTS FESTIVAL! TAKE PART BY SUBMITTING YOUR OPEN STUDIOS LISTING FOR INCLUSION IN THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME.
COASTAL CURRENTS OPEN STUDIOS RETURNS FOR 2019, RUNNING ON THE WEEKENDS OF 31/1 AND 7/8 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 40,000 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 2019, if you have any queries at all please do get in touch.
TO APPLY, PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AND PROVIDE PAYMENT BY THE 1st MAY 2019 TO GUARANTEE YOUR LISTING IN THE BROCHURE.
This form is intended for listings of Open Studios that take place on two specific weekends: 31/1 and 7/8 September 2019. If you are planning an exhibition or event during the festival period of 31st August until the 30th September, this is listed separately in the events section of our brochure and you need to fill out the Event Submission Form here instead.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please note – we reserve the right to refuse and refund any listings which we feel may not be suitable for Coastal Currents 2019 but we will contact you if this arises to discuss and explain)
Please note: THIS PRICE INCLUDES AN OPEN STUDIOS MARKETING PACK:
All marketing material, signage, 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:
31/1 and 7/8 September 2019 for all areas.
We haven’t had a price increase since 2014. Coastal Currents is now independent from the council so no longer underwritten. Therefore there has been a small cost increase this year but we are still cheaper than Open Studios South East early bird rate (£105/£130 normal price)
Single listing (up to 40 words + image) £95
1/2 page listing (up to 80 words + 2 images) £245
Full page listing (up to 160 words and 5 images) £425
So if you would like to apply for your Open Studio to be part of Coastal Currents 2019 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 email@example.com and we can find an alternative.)