The Team

Ideas Test is made up of a small but dedicated group of specialist staff and volunteers -­ some of which are local, some from further afield, all sharing a real passion for arts and creativity.

Lucy Medhurst, Director

Lucy Medhurst is a senior professional with a visual arts background and an MA in Arts and Cultural Management from the University of Sussex. Lucy was formerly Strategic Manager for Artswork in Kent and both Interim Director and Head of Learning at Stour Valley Arts, a forest-based NPO. Lucy is a strong advocate for creative education, place-based commissioning and co-curation. Lucy has extensive experience of partnership working and over 25 years of experience working in the cultural sector in Kent.

Lucy works at Ideas Test three days a week.

Contact Lucy to:

  • Discuss sponsorship, funding, partnership and community engagement

Tracy Brunt, Deputy Director

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Pedro Vaz, Youth Programme Manager

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Sarah Davies, Producer, Project Manager: Sea Folk Sing (2019)

Sarah is a Producer at Ideas Test. She plans events and activities across community venues in Medway and Swale.

She was the Project Manager of Sea Folk Sing in 2019.

Sarah works three days a week.

Contact Sarah with:

  • General enquiries about Ideas Test
  • Questions about events, activities and performances (including exhibitions, drop-in workshops).
  • Enquiries about making connections between local people/organisations and Ideas Test.
  • Enquiries about 2019s Sea Folk Sing.

Kyra Cross, Audience Development Officer

Kyra delivers our day to day marketing and communications, everything from social media to design and newsletters.

Kyra has lived in Sittingbourne all her life, studying at (what is now) Sittingbourne Community College, and Mid-Kent College in Maidstone. She also volunteered at a local community radio station as a producer and radio DJ.

She’s also a self-taught digital artist and hopes to start making short films and possibly animation in the future.

Kyra is works at Ideas Test five days a week.

Contact Kyra with:

  • Marketing enquiries
  • Press content requests
  • Community networking