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Artwave is a key cultural event that acts as a gateway for visitors to enjoy the area, to spend and stay. The festival is funded by a combination of registration fees from participants, sponsorship (both in kind and in cash), advertising, and is subsidised by Lewes District Council.

Do You Want to Support Artwave in the Future?

Expose your business to an audience who are interested in arts, culture, education and events. Support your community whilst aligning your business with one of the most popular visual arts festivals in the East Sussex calendar. 

Last year the festival attracted over 42,822 visitors across the 143 venues, with 57% of these visiting from outside of the area. In 2017, evaluation showed us that Artwave attracted over 60% of visitors to the area because of the unique cultural offer. 50% also visited local restaurants, pubs, shops and hotels. The estimated economic benefit to the area, over three weekends, was £1.3m. 

Packages start from £100 + VAT - so please get in touch even if you have a limited budget. 

Click here to download a PDF about supporting. For more details on how to become a supporter email us at

2018 Supporters