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

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

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