Disatisfied after spending some time as a curator that more tried-and-true engagement techniques employed by public arts organisations still struggled to engage certain parts of the community; Jim began to search for other ways to engage and enrich the lives of young people through the arts.

For five years he ran a weekly drop in club called 'RE:mix'. This ran within a more traditional youth-work model and offered free workshops in a range of creative media. That experience coupled with his background in the arts created the foundation knowledge required for more ambitious projects.

His current project The Mobile Comics Factory has become incredibly successful in Shepway. The project is invited to parks, school playgrounds and outdoor events to run workshops as well as doing more in depth work with small groups of young people in schools who have been identified as needing support to grow in confidence and skills.

Check out this link to find out about more about the project, The Mobile Comics Factory.
Jim also originated and runs The Folkestone Makers Club