Coastal Currents

COASTAL CURRENTS 2022 - Submission now open!

Welcome to the start of another Coastal Currents and oh boy have we got a good one coming…

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN for anyone to take part in the Festival. All you need to do, is submit a listing (starting at £100) to appear in the brochure. This can be as part of the OPEN STUDIOS TRAIL – across East Sussex. Your studio, workspace, or even a spot on the beach can appear as a dot on our map for the public to visit on:

OPEN STUDIOS:  3/4 and 10/11 September 2022.

So get submitting

Oh and if you tell all your artist and musician friends…there will be more on the map and more for everyone to visit…simple as that! You can create your own EVENT or EXHIBITION too, and list that…simple! Or you book ADVERTISING SPACE and design your own page, half page or quarter page in the brochure. This can happen throughout September, October or November 2022.

The return of the much loved Coastal Currents brochure is sponsored by Eastbourne Borough Council and Love Hastings. THANK YOU!!


2021 Brochure – online only




Since the challenges of COVID – Coastal Currents wants to help support the creative economy with as many opportunities as possible…so we created digital platforms for showcasing culture and supporting the creative economy at this time.

We started AUDIOTROPE – a platform for musicians to support their digital presence and provide them with gigs and audiences at a time they need them most.

We have found there has been a profound effect on everyone involved.

THANKS TO THE ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND – we were able to continue the good work of Audiotrope until the end of September 2021. Now we need more…(currently awaiting Arts Council Project Grant 2022 decision)

If you would like to watch the performances you can see them here:

If you are a performer who is looking for a gig – do contact us on



Thanks to the Arts Council England 2021 Project Funding – we bring you



Street Art, Murals and more...

Coastal Currents is perhaps more recently best known for creating placemaking pieces which have transformed Hastings & St Leonards and Bexhill. From Wavelength on Bottle Alley, to the Morrison’s mural…

We have a fantastic selection of events for you this summer – check them out!

Browse the festival by location

Curated Events Open studios

Submissions Open for 2022

Submissions for Coastal Currents Open Studios + Events + Exhibitions + Performances…OPEN!   Submissions Open until 25 May Don’t miss the deadline this year as we go to print FAST. But there will be PRINT (Thanks


Funding and supporting musicians with gigs and audiences during Covid-19 March schedule out NOW
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CC2020 Brochure out now!

Well 2020 is unusual that’s for sure. But if Coastal Currents can create as much artistic noise as possible we know everyone will feel a lot better! So here’s to an ONLINE OPENING PARTY next Friday

Eastbourne now part of Coastal Currents

We already have an incredible pool of creative talent that lives and works in 1066 Country. From Battle to Udimore, taking in Bexhill, Hastings, Fairlight, St Leonards, Rye and Northiam. But now this year we have