The bid to make the arts accessible to a wider range of people is well and truly underway.
Ideas Test, an Arts Council funded project supporting activities throughout Swale and neighbouring Medway, has offered grants to over 40 local people and organisations, whose ideas included the recent Chalk it Up festival and Art in the Park.
Also funded in Sittingbourne is Pulse Cafe, which holds its Memory Generation event on Saturday, 4th October, and artist Nicola Flowers, who worked with the Sittingbourne Blind Association. The Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway participated in a large collaborative project this year, Art Transmission.
Grants are available to anybody resident in Sittingbourne and full details of how to apply can be found at www.ideastest.co.uk. You can sign up for the newsletter there, and nominate a ‘community catalyst’ – someone you know who organises activities in your community, which could be anything from sport or dance to charity events.
You can also call the Ideas Test team on 07713 865955 to chat about your ideas or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ideas Test aims to increase arts participation for everyone in Swale and Medway, by supporting the growth of creativity, invention and imagination.
By working with local communities and making links between organisations and people, we’re encouraging more participation in the arts to create a sustainable future together.
Ideas Test is part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places Programme.
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