A set of three photos. The first shows artist Chloe Cooper writing a letter. The second is of Chloe looking out at The River Thames and high-rise tower blocks in Thamesmead. The third is Chloe drawing a picture of the tower blocks.

Chloe Cooper’s blog: Grahame the Postman

In 2020, artist Chloe Cooper was due to visit Sheppey to find out more about the Island and what it’s like to live there as part of the Pull Up A Chair artist’s residencies with Quiet Down There . Of course, we all know what happened next – but pandemics and lockdowns didn’t keep Chloe… Continue Reading

Job Opportunity: Youth Development Manager

We’re looking for a Youth Development Manager to join Ideas Test. You’ll be joining us at a pivotal point in our journey. In 2020 we became a Charitable Interest Organisation and this year ‘novated’ meaning we are now an independent arts organisation leading on the Creative People and Places programme for Medway and Swale. We… Continue Reading

Share You Me Us with your friends and neighbours

Know someone in Medway or Swale who’s at home and looking for something to be part of? Then share our You Me Us flyer with them.   You Me Us is our project to reduce loneliness and in Medway and Swale during Covid-19, through community, art and creativity. If you know someone who might want… 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

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