Three short films commissioned as part of the Sea Change initiative.

Susan Collins, has sent a coastcard from Bridlington, East Yorkshire; Andrew Kötting, has sent a coastcard from Hastings, East Sussex; and Kayla Parker & Stuart Moore have sent a coastcard from Teignmouth, Devon.

Each artist has made a film in a Sea Change funded seaside town that they live in or nearby. Working with the respective local authority project leaders, they celebrate the heritage of England's seaside resorts and explore the unexpectedness of the seaside.

The films premiered at SeaScape, an international conference exploring culture as a regenerative force for coastal communities, taking place in Skegness in October. The films are downloadable through iTunes.


Sea Change

The Sea Change initiative aims to drive cultural and creative regeneration and economic growth in seaside resorts by funding inspiring, creative and innovative projects, bringing a sense of pride, enjoyment and celebration. The programme runs for three years from 2008 to 2011, giving £15 million each year to seaside resorts.

It is led by CABE working the Regional Development Agencies, English Heritage, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. CABE is the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, the government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space.

The Sea Change partners are: Arts Council England, BIG Lottery Fund, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, and the Regional Development Agencies. CABE is the lead partner.