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Celebrating the call for kindness

We are all about celebrating creativity here at Ideas Test and this month we’ve been combining creativity with kindness in celebration of National Kindness Day, which occurs each year on November 13. Across a number of community venues and schools, different artists and arts practitioners led kindness workshops reaching in total over 230 people! We… Continue Reading

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Creating kindness for National Kindness Day

At Ideas Test we work a lot within different communities, which means we’re lucky enough to see acts of kindness being performed all the time: from artists kindly sharing their expertise and resources at drop-in workshops to participants encouraging friends to attend our events. Sometimes strangers are even kind enough to share tips with each… Continue Reading

Small is Beautiful Artist Commission Opportunity 2017

Happy New Year theatre makers, live artists, circus performers and musicians! Have you got a big idea for a micro project? If so we would love to hear from you for a new commission opportunity this year.  Since we opened the doors at Number 34 a year ago Ideas Test has hosted a series of exhibitions,… Continue Reading

Playing a part in Operation Black Antler’s Community Cast

Ahead of the launch of Operation Black Antler in Chatham on Thursday 23 June, we spoke to one of the Community Cast, Rosie James about how she’s finding being part of such a pioneering production. Ideas Test: How have you found the rehearsal process so far? RJ: I have really enjoyed the rehearsal process so… Continue Reading

Round Six round-up emphasizes creative diversity in Swale and Medway

Dance for the disabled and a foray into the natural world are just two of the latest innovative projects funded by Ideas Test. Small Experiments Deborah Cottingham – ‘Late Developers’ Inspired by two of our Community Catalyst projects, Siobhan Timoney’s ‘Neighbours’ and Mary Eddowes’s ‘Soup Festival’, residents at The Almshouses in Faversham will prove to… Continue Reading

Funding Surgery at Swale CVS

Following the very successful event in June, Ideas Test is pleased to be hosting another funding surgery, this time in Sittingbourne. It will take place at Swale CVS, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, on Thursday, November 13th from 2pm – 4pm. Come along and find out more about applying for lottery grants from Arts Council England and… Continue Reading