Introducing Ideas Test’s Seed Commissions 2020 recipients

A couple of months ago, we put out a call to apply for a Seed Commission – a way for us to help local artists and community groups get new creative projects off the ground and to try something new in Medway and Swale.

 

We called these ‘Seed’ because we want people to grow their ideas into bigger and better projects.

 

The team, along with a community panel made up of people from Medway and Swale, have now chosen the 6 Seed Commission projects.

 

The projects are;

 

  • Dance Families Dance!
    Bringing Swale families together – in a socially distanced way – to have fun through dancing.
  • Drawing On Wisdom
    Connecting 8 and 80-year-olds in Gillingham through drawing.
  • It’s Peak
    A short film where rap artists perform freestyles about the struggles young people face in Medway
  • Medway Pride Mural
    Art by Medway Gender Sexual Diversity Centre’s SEGI Group celebrating Medway’s LGBTQ+ community (as part of Medway Pride 2020).
  • Walking On Eggshells
    Film project about and by those affected by abusive relationships
  • The Wave
    A short film and outdoor theatre project where community and sea monsters come together in Medway to celebrate the area

 

The projects will take place over the next six months.

 

We’re supporting these people to create their projects together with local communities in Medway and Swale.

 

As a team, we’ll be on hand to help and support their projects, using our knowledge and experience of funding, project planning and working so that we can pay it forward.

 

We’ll keep you up to date with all our Seed Commission artists and their events when they happen.