How to apply to Stacy Makishi’s Live Art Social (distance) Club

We know that applying to things can be scary, so before Halloween, we’re taking the anguish out of applications. In this guide, we’ll tell you how to apply to Stacy Makishi’s Social (distance) Art Club – one of Live Art Development Agency‘s (or LADA) DIY 2020 workshops by artists, for artists. Beware – You only… Continue Reading

News: Ideas Test – Seed Commissions 2020

We’re offering six small seed commissions specifically for artists and/or community-based groups in Medway and Swale. Ideas Test Director, Lucy Medhurst said; “We’re announcing a set of seed commissions to actively promote opportunities for artists working in community engagement and social cohesion. We are also keen to encourage and support diverse work from young, Black, Asian,… Continue Reading

Ideas Test Coronavirus Statement (24/03/20)

Following the Government advice about Coronavirus, Ideas Test has temporarily suspended all our face-to-face activities.  UPDATE: 24/03/2020 Due to the UK Government announcement on restrictions on travel, we are unable to use our regular phone number. If you need to contact us please use our email contact@ideastest.co.uk or through direct messaging on social media (see… 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

Audience Survey results for Ideas Test

You might remember a flurry of social media activity last month, asking you to complete our Audience Survey – many thanks to all of you who helped us out with that. Evaluating the success of what we’re doing is vital if we are to learn from what works and doesn’t work, adapting as we develop… Continue Reading

Blankets Exhibition in Canterbury

Nicola Flower’s ‘Blankets’ project has gone very well, and taken on a life of its own! Having reached the first stage of completion, the textile pieces and a short film are being exhibited at the Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, as part of the ‘ Digital Encounters’ textiles exhibition, open to the public until Friday, 25th… Continue Reading