Our Mission

Wooden letters spelling Be Kind covered in knitting wool
Knit-a-letter workshop. Photo: Rikard Osterlund.

Our Vision 

Ideas Test works to create a vibrant arts ecology in Swale and Medway that involves the full diversity of local communities and brings new opportunities to celebrate the area.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable and support communities to live more creative lives.

To do this Ideas Test works to:

  • Encourage productive partnerships and sustainable networks that support community cohesion and ongoing creative development
  • Enhance the quality of people’s lives using collaborative commissioning and co-creation models to inspire, empower and celebrate the rich diversity and history of the area
  • Remove barriers to participation in a creative life, regardless of class, economic background, race, sexual orientation, neurodiversity or disability of any kind
  • Develop the creative workforce and the potential of individuals as artists, participants and organisations.