An experience out of the ordinary

Joanne Matthews, Marketing Coordinator & Interim Programme Producer for Ideas Test’s Out of the Ordinary Places programme, reflects on her experience of working with four communities in North Kent to create new arts projects. From October to December 2015, Ideas Test’s flagship programme, Out of the Ordinary Places (OOTO Places) invited people in Strood, Isle of… Continue Reading

Steph Fuller appointed as Creative Enabler

We are delighted to announce that Stephanie Fuller has been appointed as Creative Enabler for Creative People and Places: Swale & Medway. Stephanie, who is currently senior manager, regional planning at Arts Council England South East, will start her new role on 20th May. Stephanie, who lives in Lewes said: “I’m looking forward hugely to… Continue Reading

Fiona at Artlands

Fiona Boundy is curator and producer at Artlands North Kent, an organisation offering a programme of contemporary art commissions that take place in public spaces and explore north Kent’s identity. The pieces create connections, encourage innovation and respond to the region’s unique qualities – its landscapes, heritage and people. Artlands is a not-for-profit organisation that… Continue Reading

Carl Jeffrey @FellowCreative

Carl Jeffrey @FellowCreative is a rare (and perhaps radical) individual. He doesn’t represent an organisation or single enterprise. Instead, Carl has a wider frame of reference and a broader set of experiences, upon which he pursues agendas of innovation and forward thinking principles. Carl has made himself personally and financial accountable for his involvement in… Continue Reading

Chris Lamb at Kent Architecture Centre

Chris Lamb is the director of Kent Architecture Centre, an independent, not-for-profit organisation, based at Historic Dockyard Chatham. Kent Architecture Centre wants to help build a better built environment and provides opportunities for people of all ages to play a role in shaping their neighbourhoods, open spaces and the architecture that surrounds them. Kent Architecture… Continue Reading

Simon Giles and Anne MacLaren at Creek Creative

Simon Giles and Anne MacLaren set up the Creek Creative Community Interest Company (CIC), which runs Creek Creative Studios, an art and design community hub spread over three floors in a former Victorian brewery near Faversham Creek. They formed the CIC in September 2008 after a two-year research period then set up the not-for-profit art… Continue Reading

Louise Francis and Laura Knight at FrancisKnight

Louise Francis and Laura Knight, both trained visual arts practitioners with more than 25 years’ experience in the arts, are the creative directors behind FrancisKnight. Set up in 2004, FrancisKnight is an independent, grassroots business that collaborates with artists and organisations to produce public realm projects that inspire whole communities. The contemporary arts practice produces,… Continue Reading