Sea Folk Sing shortlisted for Hearts For The Arts award 2021

Sea Folk Sing has been shortlisted for the National Campaign for the Arts‘ (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2021. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of Local Authorities who are championing the arts against all odds. Sea Folk Sing was the 2-year project we co-produced with SparkedEcho. It brought together people over the age… 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

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

Bethan Tomlinson

Ideas Test staff changes

After five years at Ideas Test, it is with enormous regret that we are announcing that Bethan Tomlinson, our Touring & Operations Manager, will be leaving us to pursue her career. We wish Bethan well and acknowledge her considerable talents and achievements including bringing Dante or Die’s Take On Me to the Hoo Leisure Centre… 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