Job Opportunity: Youth Development Manager

We’re looking for a Youth Development Manager to join Ideas Test. You’ll be joining us at a pivotal point in our journey. In 2020 we became a Charitable Interest Organisation and this year ‘novated’ meaning we are now an independent arts organisation leading on the Creative People and Places programme for Medway and Swale. We… Continue Reading

Seed Commissions 2020: Hannah Whittaker’s Drawing On Wisdom – Mollie’s Story

In Summer 2020, we put out a call for artists and community groups to apply for our Seed Commissions – a way we could support local artists and community groups to get new creative projects off the ground and to try something new in Medway and Swale. One of the projects chosen was artist Hannah… Continue Reading

Lighting up Medway’s Hopes & Dreams at The Pentagon Centre

Ideas Test and Chatham-based artist Xtina Lamb are helping Medway bring the light of Hopes & Dreams to The Pentagon Centre this holiday season. In a year that has seen many changes and challenges, local arts organisation Ideas Test wants to team up with ordinary – and extraordinary – people in Medway to create lanterns… Continue Reading

Young person singing in a recording studio

Audio Camps | Creating an EP from scratch!

Over the October Half Term, Ideas Test and Swale’s Big Music Takeover hosted the first holiday Audio Camp. Focussed on song-writing, the young participants – Alice, Ben, Megan and Ramona – worked hard over the 4 days to write, arrange and record their own songs. Project Leader, Paul, takes us through the week. Day 1 –… Continue Reading