Ideas Test announces new Director

Ideas Test are delighted to announce that Tracy Brunt, formerly Deputy Director of Ideas Test, will be taking up the role of Director from 1st April 2022. This exciting news follows the January announcement that Lucy Medhurst is stepping down as Director at the end of March. Over the past two years in her role… Continue Reading

Ideas Test Director, Lucy Medhurst (pictured right), talking to members of our community in Sittingbourne. Photo by Cassandra Gibbs.

Lucy Medhurst steps down as Ideas Test’s Director

After four years as the Director of Ideas Test, Lucy Medhurst will step down from the role as of 31st March 2022. This news follows the announcement that Ideas Test will receive continued support as a Creative People and Places (CPP) programme as part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio from April 2022. This is… Continue Reading

A photo of Milton Creek Country Park. On the left is a grassy bank. It transforms into the muddy bank of Milton Creek which can be seen to the right of the photo. In the distance is an electricity pylon and a building. The sky is blue with white clouds and airplane trails.

Artist announcement: Co-commission for Milton Creek

Ideas Test and community partners are delighted to announce the outcome of a recent open call for artists to respond to a commission opportunity at Milton Creek in Sittingbourne. This opportunity is one of Creative Estuary’s large scale co-commissions for the area and has been part-funded by them. A community panel consisting of individuals from… Continue Reading

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