Information for our Communities: 2021

On 4th January 2021, it was announced that the UK would go into another National Lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We’ve found some information that may be helpful to you if you need support or advice during this time. We’ll be adding to this post during the coming days and weeks, so keep checking…. 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

Q&A with GTown Talents – Part two

One of the Seed Commission projects we’re supporting in 2020 is from Kent-based Music Organisation, GTown Talents’ ‘It’s Peak’. If you missed Part One of our Q & A with Jimmy from GTown Talents you can read it here: http://ideastest.org.uk/q-and-a-with-gtown-talents-1/     In Part Two, GTown Talents tell us about their passion for supporting young… Continue Reading

Q&A with GTown Talents – Part one

One of the Seed Commission projects we’re supporting in 2020 is from Kent-based Music Organisation, GTown Talents’ ‘It’s Peak’. The project has been featured on KentOnline and shared by Arts Council England (South East) on social media. Dulcie Alexander, Arts Council England Relationship Manager, Engagement & Audiences in the South East said; “Really good to… Continue Reading

Seed Commissions 2020 announcement

Seed Commissions 2020: Drawing On Wisdom

Earlier in 2020, we put out a call to local artists, creatives, and community groups to apply for our Seed Commissions. One of the six projects is Hannah Whittaker’s Drawing On Wisdom that brings together two generations in Gillingham. Here Hannah explains a bit more about the project…     “But why can’t I go… Continue Reading

Seed Commissions 2020 announcement

Seed Commissions 2020: Update from Sarah

In the first of our Seed Commission blogs, our Producer Sarah gives an update on the projects so far…   Our seed commissions gave people in Medway and Swale the opportunity to develop art that responds to this unique, and super challenging moment in time. We wanted the work to help open conversations and help us… Continue Reading