Seed Commissions 2020: Hannah Whittaker’s Drawing On Wisdom – Mollie’s Story

In Summer 2020, we put out a call for artists and community groups to apply for our Seed Commissions – a way we could support local artists and community groups to get new creative projects off the ground and to try something new in Medway and Swale. One of the projects chosen was artist Hannah… Continue Reading

Lighting up Medway’s Hopes & Dreams at The Pentagon Centre

Ideas Test and Chatham-based artist Xtina Lamb are helping Medway bring the light of Hopes & Dreams to The Pentagon Centre this holiday season. In a year that has seen many changes and challenges, local arts organisation Ideas Test wants to team up with ordinary – and extraordinary – people in Medway to create lanterns… Continue Reading

Young person singing in a recording studio

Audio Camps | Creating an EP from scratch!

Over the October Half Term, Ideas Test and Swale’s Big Music Takeover hosted the first holiday Audio Camp. Focussed on song-writing, the young participants – Alice, Ben, Megan and Ramona – worked hard over the 4 days to write, arrange and record their own songs. Project Leader, Paul, takes us through the week. Day 1 –… Continue Reading

We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for someone to join the Ideas Test team as a Youth Engagement Support Worker to support our Swale’s Big Music Takeover project. The Youth Engagement Support will focus on working alongside young people aged 14-19 when they are participating in activities related to Swale’s Big Music Takeover. This position is an ideal opportunity for a… Continue Reading