James is an artist, designer and puppeteer who has experience in outdoor theatre and folk drama practices such as mumming and hoodening. Artist | James Edward Frost | Kent He works to commission in set design, prop, puppet and mask making as well as curating and exhibiting drawings, paintings, sculpture and film.

James is a versatile educator and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, currently teaching modules in Theatre Design at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has also taught site-specific performance, art history, animation theory, drawing, professional practice and curating. James is a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, Birmingham City University and a creative practitioner for The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.

​James is a trustee for In A Space arts charity and co-founder and Chair of the community arts and heritage group Bringing Alive Sandwich Heritage (BASH). He has co-organised a number of events in the Sandwich area including Sandwich 1457 anniversary celebrations and The Winter Tales Festival of Stories.

James, is currently planning an exhibition at Maidstone Museum, which will open in 2023. The exhibition will highlight the history and continuing tradition of ‘Hoodening’: a seasonal folk performance indigenous to East Kent. James, along with Richard Maylam, is keen to seek inclusion of Hoodening in UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.