Ideas Test learns new things from every project and event we do. To share that learning with other organsations and our community we, or an independent evaluator, writes Case Studies about them.
Below you can find some of our past case studies, most of which are in PDF format.
What do our Case Studies include?
Our Case Studies usually cover;
- What the project/event was about and who it was for
- What we wanted the project/event to do
- Who we worked with – partners and community members and organisations
- The way we worked – the methods and the ideas behind them
- Evaluation – the things we learned by doing the project/event.
You can read our Case Studies online by clicking the links below, or download them to your computer by;
- Windows: Right click > Choose ‘Save target as’
- Mac: Right click > Choose ‘Save Link As’
A project co-created with Will Adams Centre and Dante or Die and commissioned by Theatre31.
The project worked with pupils from Year 10 and 11 to create an interactive storytelling website.
Culturehive: Morpheus – Ideas Test: theatre for young people, by young people [Links to external website]
- Paper Peace
Paper Peace was an arts and heritage project Ideas Test was a partner on in 2018 & 2019. Conceived and delivered by Emergency Exit Arts (EEA), It had three distinct phases: The Peace Poem, the Young Producers Programme and Blink: was a touring installation that came to Sheerness in December 2019.
Case Study written by François Matarasso
Paper Peace Evaluation – François Matarasso.pdf (2.3MB)
- LADA DIY
Part of Live Arts Development Agency (LADA) DIY programme, in which people working in Live Arts run workshops and sessions for fellow artists.
Ideas Test supported artist Stacy Makishi in her online ‘Live Art Social (Distance) Club’ sessions in late 2020.
LADA DIY – Evaluation.pdf (1.8MB)
- Make Change
A pilot project, originally planned for Medway, between Ideas Test and Battersea Arts Centre, based on their project The Agency.
Evaluation written by Elizabeth Lynch.
IdeasTest MAKE CHANGE Report – Elizabeth Lynch.pdf (2.2MB)
- Sea Folk Sing – Year Two
A project, funded by Arts Council England and The Baring Foundation for local heritage based folk music and choral pieces with and for people aged 55+.
Evaluation by Patricia (Trish) Vella-Burrows
Sea Folk Sing Report Year 2.pdf (4.7MB)
- Take on Me
A production from theatre-makers Dante or Die that performed at Hoo Leisure Centre with a community cast and crew. This Case Study goes into the background of how Ideas Test became involved in the project, the outcomes of the project and the effect it had on the community cast.
Culturehive: Ideas Test – the use of non-traditional art spaces to increase community engagement [Links to external website]
- Creative Job Club
A job skills development programme for 18-25 year olds in Medway & Swale
Creative Job Club (2017).pdf (138 KB)
- Start Up Slam
A two-week programme of creative industry taster sessions for 14-16 year olds
Start Up Slam (2017). pdf (511 KB)
- Wandering Words (2015)
A writing platform for Swale & Medway
Wandering Words case study (2015). pdf (665 KB)
- Davy Jones Locker (2015)
Classical music concerts with music by living composers, in a friendly and relaxed venue
Davy Jones’ Locker (2015).pdf (7 MB)
- The ID Project (2015)
Project to encouraging young women in Medway to writing and
challenge the lack of female influence in the performing arts
The ID Project (2015).pdf (592 KB)
- Now Showing (2015)
How a married couple became Volunteer Promoters, and ended up presenting Shakespeare in a 1000 year old church on Isle of Grain
Now Showing: creating an atmosphere you wouldn’t get in a theatre (Link)
Some of these case studies can also be found on Culturehive’s website, along with other resources and case studies from arts and culture organisations.