51zero Community Consultation Events

One of our very first funded projects was instigated by Community Catalyst, Margherita Gramegna, and took place during the autumn and winter of 2013. This event was about involving the public in a creative consultation, to better understand their needs and priorities regarding their ‘dream’ cinematic experience. In terms of the process, the public /… Continue Reading

Island Young Arts

Travis Illsley, community catalyst and youth project worker for Sheppey Matters, has issued a call out for applications to his Island Young Arts project. It’s open to Islanders aged between 11 to 25, with up to £200 available for individuals to deliver an art project in any genre. Upon completion of their project, they will… Continue Reading

Neighbours at the Faversham Almshouses

Community Catalyst, Siobhan Timoney is working with some of the residents living in the Almshouses in Faversham, testing and experimenting creative ideas with them. Mostly in their eighties, many haven’t taken part in art since leaving school 70 years ago. “We have done so much already and we are only starting.” Siobhan says: “We meet… Continue Reading

The Real Medway & Swale

Community Catalyst, Roy Smith, who runs the Seasonally Effected cultural open mic event in Rochester, put forward this exciting idea in Round 3. Real Medway & Swale aims to involve storytellers, artists and game makers in the creation of augmented reality games across Medway and Swale. The games will be playable on both Android and… Continue Reading

Davy Jones’ Locker: Call out to Canterbury

One of our first funded Community Catalysts, music curator and performer Tania Holland Williams, is taking contemporary classical music on the road again. Davy Jones’ Locker was an original and unexpected platform for experiencing live classical music and pursues twin aims of sparking philosophical debate through a shared listening/performing experience, and of exposing audiences to… Continue Reading

Ideas Testing with our Community Catalysts

The Ideas Test welcomed community catalysts and their friends to a fun filled evening of ‘Ideas Testing’ at The Oast House Community Centre recently. For a damp and dark Wednesday evening, it was a great turnout, with a goodly proportion of new people amongst the catalysts. In a lovely, collaborative atmosphere, everyone enjoyed themselves immensely… Continue Reading

Round 3 Funding News

An augmented reality game and a festival for young people, by young people, are just two of the excellent ideas offered funding by Ideas Test in Round 3. It was satisfying to note the increased geographical coverage featuring in the bids, together with more ideas from the voluntary sector. To truly reach our potential in… Continue Reading

More Ideas Test Projects Funded for Swale & Medway

      We had a great response to our second funding round, with lots of really interesting projects coming forward.  It’s great to see Swale and Medway rising to the challenge and coming up with inspiring ideas to create opportunities for people to get involved with the arts in lots of different ways.  The projects… Continue Reading