Picturing a Brighter Future

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Picturing a Brighter Future

Frame Of Mind CIC By Frame Of Mind CIC

Add avenues of employment for socially isolated people who will boost their confidence & gain new skills by creating professional frames for a community art exhibition for marginalised local artists.

Bognor Regis Fundraising stage

pledged of £11,346
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £11,346 by 11 Apr 2020

We propose to hold two 10-week blocks of vocational training for ten adults at a time, who have been long-term unemployed or who are living with mental health difficulties. Participants will be trained in professional picture framing and learn about Fine Art Trade Guild standards. Once the attendees have gained the necessary skills and experience, they will create the frames for local art groups taking part in a free community exhibition at The Regis Centre in Bognor Regis. This will be on behalf of artists with a number of barriers preventing their artwork being displayed. The following local groups will be taking part: United Response Bognor CAN Capital Project Trust My Sisters' House The frames will be made for reuse at future exhibitions for the same or alternative art groups. The project will benefit 160 local people: 20 in vocational training, 80 from the art groups and 60 of their associated carers, friends & family, and all the attendees of the exhibition.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide 200 training days for socially isolated people
  • Create 150 reusable picture frames for community art groups to display their work
  • Organise exhibition to display community artwork
  • Empower socially isolated individuals with confidence & skills to help them back into employment & volunteering
  • Increase the mental and emotional wellbeing of the trainees, artists and attendees of the exhibition
  • Help all involved to become more active members of their community

Why it's a great idea:

Here are some testimonials from people who have attended similar Frame of Mind programmes in the past: ‘Everyone should be sent here; it gives you hope.’ ‘I like Frame Of Mind as being a trainee I have learnt to make picture frames, had help filling out job applications & get to work with a great bunch of people. It has been a really worthwhile experience.’ ‘I can talk to people who understand what it’s like & understand what I’m going through. We can talk about different strategies on how to cope or overcome mental health problems. I also enjoy learning new skills and having something to show at the end of the day. I cannot thank Frame Of Mind enough for the support they have given me.’ 'I came to Frame Of Mind about six months ago & have suffered from depression & anxiety. Without Frame of Mind I would be still stuck inside looking at four walls; it has stopped me being so isolated.' ‘They talk to me like a person, not a target or an outcome.’ 'It is a community in itself.'

Steps to get it done:

  • Schedule dates of training with participants
  • Provide 800 training hours
  • Create 150 frames for community art groups
  • Organise community art exhibition at the Regis Centre
  • Hold community art exhibition
  • Evaluate impact of programme

Location Bognor Regis

About the space

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Arun District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £11,346

Additional specialist staff hours - £3,836 (34%)
picture framing training materials - £3,812 (34%)
Exhibition Frame Material Costs - £2,573 (23%)
80 volunteer hours - £846 (7%)
Other - £279 (2%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Additional specialist staff hours
picture framing training materials
Exhibition Frame Material Costs
80 volunteer hours
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Provide extra training for socially isolated local adults.

Total £11,346

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