Hi8us Midlands Ltd Creativity and the Economy May 2007 Emma Wright - Projects Manager. Contents. About Hi8us StripSearch Project History Successes Future . About Hi8us.
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Creativity and the Economy May 2007
Emma Wright - Projects Manager
Hi8us is working across the country through locally based entities. The closely linked network consists of:
A registered charity responsible for research development work and transnational projects
Beyond the Numbers Game
A research project looking at the efficacy of existing performance measures for participatory media work
Successful transnational partnership
An arts and media production company in Birmingham
Three strands of work
Participatory community based projects
The production of e-learning tools
Training and support delivered using a range of methods
Scheme that supports and nurtures amateur talented comic illustrators in West Midlands
An innovative online multi-user role-playing tool
An interactive animation about bullying
Gives a voice to communities based in Stoke-on-Trent through the media of film www.projectingstoke.com
Reacting to young people’s need
professionally led comic illustration scheme
Originally open to talented amateur illustrators from Birmingham.
Competitive Process, based on talent and ability to succeed in the industry.
10 places available,100 people applied,
13 took part.
Only 5% of applicants were from women.
Only 1 female finalist on StripSearch scheme.
Focus of StripSearch 2 was to appeal to and recruit more female participants, through direct marketing.
Second round of StripSearch nearly 50% applicants from women, direct marketing worked.
50% of finalists were women.
StripSearch has continued to attract attention from female comic illustrators.
by UK Comics Industry
(with own page) in the Beano is a StripSearch Graduate
Feasibility Study into UK wide Comic School and Franchise opportunities.
Attending San Diego (Worlds Largest Comic Convention to promote StripSearch Scheme).
Raising funds to continue scheme. Ideas include: