Artwave helps to promote the Lewes district as a cultural destination full of artists and makers. The festival is funded by the registration fees from participants, sponsorship (both in kind and in cash), advertising and is part subsidised by Lewes District Council



In 2016, Artwave festival attracted an estimated 49,160 visitors across the 123 venues, with 84% of these visiting from outside of the district. Artwave is the largest open house festival outside Brighton & Hove and one of the most popular visual arts festivals in the East Sussex cultural calendar. 

Artwave 2017 will continue to attract cultural tourists to the area - people motivated to visit a destination because of the cultural offer and combine this with food and drink, hotels, shops etc. Artwave produces a full colour A5 brochure that is distributed across Sussex and beyond  to a targeted educated audience with interest in the arts and money to spend. 

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