Coastal Currents

Taking Part

Coastal Currents is now independent!

The 2024 Festival will take place during September with the Open Studios on the 31 August/1 September and 7/8 September.

You can take part by:

Submitting an Open Studio

Must take place on the 31 August/1 September and 7/8 September in a location with public liability insurance and ideally have a “meet the artist” element.

You can submit to take part in Open Studios here


Submitting and Event or Exhibition

These can take place at any time in September or October 2024, again in a location with public liability insurance but can be as original, unique or quirky as you like. You can submit to take part as an event/exhibition here


You can also place an Advertisement in the festival brochure for a very reasonable cost which allows artists with bigger projects or who want to make more of a branded impact to their project. Please contact for details and costs.


Curated Programme

If you a great concept you want us to consider as part of the curated programme for 2024, feel free to email with an outline of the project, likely cost, current stage of the project, location requirements and schedule. 

We are happy to consider ideas however as budget and timescales are tight, we cannot get back to each of you individually.

Support Our Funding

We are not independent and no longer receive the 20k seed funding from the local council.

So we need your help.



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