Seed Commissions 2020 announcement

Seed Commissions 2020: Drawing On Wisdom

Earlier in 2020, we put out a call to local artists, creatives, and community groups to apply for our Seed Commissions. One of the six projects is Hannah Whittaker’s Drawing On Wisdom that brings together two generations in Gillingham. Here Hannah explains a bit more about the project…     “But why can’t I go… Continue Reading

Seed Commissions 2020 announcement

Seed Commissions 2020: Update from Sarah

In the first of our Seed Commission blogs, our Producer Sarah gives an update on the projects so far…   Our seed commissions gave people in Medway and Swale the opportunity to develop art that responds to this unique, and super challenging moment in time. We wanted the work to help open conversations and help us… Continue Reading

Photos of Ideas Test events in Sittingbourne and Sheerness. Photos by Kyra Cross, Cassandra Gibbs and Hope Fitzgerald

Next Steps for Ideas Test

Ideas Test are proud to announce that the organisation is now a charity. Charity status means Ideas Test is a CIO, or Charitable Incorporated Organisation, so they now have more opportunities for fundraising, sponsorship and crowdfunding. This means more money can be invested in creative arts projects for and by local communities in Medway and… Continue Reading

Ideas Test’s big move

Ideas Test are moving! At the end of last year, Arts Council England announced that our Creative People and Places funding will continue up till 2023.   In 2019 we brought many workshops and events to Medway and Swale including; BLINK – Our collaboration with B Arts, Creative Scene, and Vivacity, and created by  Emergency… Continue Reading