Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time

- Thomas Merton, Writer, Social Activist

What we do

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH CREATIVE DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT

Frames Of Mind is a charitable participatory arts organisation based in Newham, East London, established by Zoe Flynn and Bo Chapman. We deliver stop frame animation, film and digital arts programmes to support the health and wellbeing of participants, providing unique opportunities to learn new skills whilst engaging in meaningful creative processes.

Frames Of Mind work collaboratively with partner organisations to reach isolated and vulnerable communities, families living with dementia in the community and care settings, care professionals and people experiencing mental health.

Bo and Zoe share backgrounds in television and art direction and the desire to empower their communities to exploit the language of film and media as a powerful advocacy tool, to tell their stories, challenge stigma and inspire positive communication.

Frames of Mind has evolved from our established participatory arts organisation, Salmagundi Films into a separate charitable company, in order to focus on arts health and wellbeing. We are working towards becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation to access broader funding streams enabling us to support more of our beneficiaries.

CREATIVE PROGRAMMES

1 day workshops
6-12 week modular courses
Tailored projects responding to your needs
Residencies


Contact us to register interest in our programmes, or to discuss your ideas

METHODOLOGY

OUR APPROACH

Making creative decisions is empowering and affirming and for us the creative process is as important as the outcome, integral and symbiotic.

Frames Of Mind have devised themed modules of work which have built-in success in terms of engagement and aesthetic quality, to build confidence and enhance experience. Our workshops and courses are delivered in a friendly supportive environment by experienced artists.

Whether animating found objects, or creating a scale defying digital collage, we encourage participants to focus on the activity and what they can achieve using technology, rather than the technology itself. The device or camera is merely the tool.

WHY WE LOVE STOP FRAME ANIMATION

Stop frame Animation is a very liberating art form that requires no previous experience, anyone can do it, and anything can be animated – from peas to people.

Bringing inanimate objects to life with animation is playful and anarchic, bridging real and virtual worlds and challenging the relationship with our environment. It opens doors to the imagination and provides a catalyst for narrative – because anything can happen.

Making creative decisions is empowering and affirming and for us the creative process is as important as the outcome, integral and symbiotic.

Teach me something my great grandson doesn’t know

- Simon, Participant: Link House

CREATIVE PROGRAMMES

1 day workshops
6-12 week modular courses
Tailored projects responding to your needs
Residencies


Contact us to register interest in our programmes, or to discuss your ideas

METHODOLOGY

OUR APPROACH

Making creative decisions is empowering and affirming and for us the creative process is as important as the outcome, integral and symbiotic.

Frames Of Mind have devised themed modules of work which have built-in success in terms of engagement and aesthetic quality, to build confidence and enhance experience. Our workshops and courses are delivered in a friendly supportive environment by experienced artists.

Whether animating found objects, or creating a scale defying digital collage, we encourage participants to focus on the activity and what they can achieve using technology, rather than the technology itself. The device or camera is merely the tool.

WHY WE LOVE STOP FRAME ANIMATION

Stop frame Animation is a very liberating art form that requires no previous experience, anyone can do it, and anything can be animated – from peas to people.

Bringing inanimate objects to life with animation is playful and anarchic, bridging real and virtual worlds and challenging the relationship with our environment. It opens doors to the imagination and provides a catalyst for narrative – because anything can happen.

Making creative decisions is empowering and affirming and for us the creative process is as important as the outcome, integral and symbiotic.

Teach me something my great grandson doesn’t know

- Simon, Participant: Link House

“The creative impulse is fundamental to the experience of being human”

- All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing 2017