Small is Beautiful Artist Commission Opportunity 2017

Happy New Year theatre makers, live artists, circus performers and musicians! Have you got a big idea for a micro project? If so we would love to hear from you for a new commission opportunity this year.  Since we opened the doors at Number 34 a year ago Ideas Test has hosted a series of exhibitions,… Continue Reading

Kent Creative Live – next Meet Up

Kent Creative Live would like to invite you to their next Meet-up funded by Ideas Test. “Myth & Culture In The New Paradigm.” Is the talk by poet, visual Artist and mythographer Bill Lewis, who will speak about the importance of Myth, Storytelling and Magic. Bill is an incredibly engaging speaker who will captivate you and leave… Continue Reading

Handy hints to help your bid

For every successful idea we fund, there’s another that doesn’t quite meet the criteria for one reason or another. Some bids are a clear and easy ‘Yes’, while others are a straightforward ‘No’. For example, it may be a proposal that doesn’t address our aims, a business start up investment or an artist project that… Continue Reading

Round 3 Funding News

An augmented reality game and a festival for young people, by young people, are just two of the excellent ideas offered funding by Ideas Test in Round 3. It was satisfying to note the increased geographical coverage featuring in the bids, together with more ideas from the voluntary sector. To truly reach our potential in… Continue Reading

More Ideas Test Projects Funded for Swale & Medway

      We had a great response to our second funding round, with lots of really interesting projects coming forward.  It’s great to see Swale and Medway rising to the challenge and coming up with inspiring ideas to create opportunities for people to get involved with the arts in lots of different ways.  The projects… Continue Reading

Funding Update

Following our first decision meeting in July, we are now working with successful applicants on their projects and giving feedback to those who were not funded this round. The next application deadline is 10.00 am Monday 16 September. Three weeks on from the first decisions on our programme we have had time to reflect on how… Continue Reading