Monday, 23 May 2011

Coastal Currents Festival Hastings 2011 - Open Submission for artwork

Submission are now open for a competition Coastal Currents festival are running this year - SPOTLIGHT:OPEN

The chosen work will be sited along a route which includes the main promenade from Hastings- St Leonards, the newly developed Stade Open Space (in the fishing quarter) and a public garden in the town centre.  CC can provide more information to people unfamiliar with the area (website details below).

It will launch on August Bank Holiday weekend (Sat 27 Aug) as part of a large-scale event Spotlight which will include performances/ interventions/ workshops & events all along the seafront.

Depending on the nature of the chosen work, it could potentially stay in place for the duration of the festival ('til 30 September).

Work will be highlighted and publicised via the festival brochure (30,000 free copies printed, distributed between Folkestone- Brighton), and the website (31,000 views last year).  The festival get's good regional and national press (last year- the Times, Guardian Guide, BBC local TV & radio, Culture24, Coast magazine, A-N etc) plus all the local guides and a weekly slot in the local paper.

Submissions are free, and panellists will include representatives from the De La Warr Pavilion, Towner (Eastbourne) and local arts groups. Expenses should be covered (depending on scope of the proposal).

The Deadline for the SPOTLIGHT:OPEN Competition is Monday 20th June - 5pm

For further information and submission forms please email
or telephone: 07841757866 / 07975872 075

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