Sea Folk Sing Songwriter/Composer Commission 2019

Ideas Test are looking for 2 experienced songwriters/composers, and 2 emerging songwriters/composers aged 18-25 to create folk songs with people aged 55 and over in North Kent. The songs will be inspired by the area’s local and varied history and heritage, using the theme of social activism. Later in 2019 the songs will be arranged and… Continue Reading

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Experimenting with the Digital Lab

The Digital Lab is an initiative from the Arts Marketing Association and takes the form of an 8-month programme. People and organisations across England are invited to take part and we were incredibly excited to find out that our application was successful! It was quite nerve-wracking to start working on our digital experiments, but the AMA provided… Continue Reading

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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