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Hi8us Midlands Ltd

Creativity and the Economy May 2007

Emma Wright - Projects Manager



  • About Hi8us
  • StripSearch Project
        • History
        • Successes
        • Future

About Hi8us

  • A national charity established in 1996 to produce innovative media with young people in their communities, across the UK and within Europe
  • UK’s leading practitioner in the field of collaborative professional media with young people
  • Strong links with the sectors relevant to young people and media across the country and in Europe

Our Core Aims

  • To reach young people at risk of social exclusion to enable them to articulate their experiences, a chance to tell their stories
  • To enable talented young people to use the experience of creating media as a catalyst for change in their own lives and in their communities
  • To create groundbreaking television, film and new media through a unique collaboration between professional filmmakers, web-designers and non-professional participants

Network organisation

Hi8us is working across the country through locally based entities. The closely linked network consists of:

  • Hi8us Projects
  • Hi8us Cornwall
  • Hi8us Midlands
  • Hi8us North
  • Hi8us South


Benefits of our network organisation

  • Operates and delivers projects at a national, regional and local micro level
  • Has proven capacity to manage transnational partnerships
  • Influences policy at a national and regional level
  • Provides a raft of new creative opportunities for young people across the country

Hi8us Projects

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


Hi8us Midlands (1/3)

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


Hi8us Midlands (2/3)

Scheme that supports and nurtures amateur talented comic illustrators in West Midlands

An innovative online multi-user role-playing tool


Hi8us Midlands (3/3)

An interactive animation about bullying

Gives a voice to communities based in Stoke-on-Trent through the media of film


StripSearch Project (1/8)


Reacting to young people’s need

  • StripSearch—unique bespoke

professionally led comic illustration scheme

  • Offers opportunities to talented amateur illustrators

StripSearch Project (2/8)

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.


StripSearch Project (3/8)

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.


StripSearch Project (4/8)

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.


StripSearch Project (5/8)

  • 3rd year:
        • Produce their own comic books, rather than a collaborative book
        • Business support modules
        • Mobile exhibition
        • Birmingham and Bristol comic conventions
        • Website

StripSearch Project (6/8)

  • Supported over 60 artists from the West Midlands and increased levels of participation
  • from Women
  • Recognised and supported

by UK Comics Industry

  • Nearly all participants have gained

illustration work


StripSearch Project (7/8)

  • 3 Consecutive Female winners at IMAF Awards
  • First Female participant has deal with


  • First Female Comic Illustrator

(with own page) in the Beano is a StripSearch Graduate


StripSearch Project (8/8)

  • What Next?

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:

    • StripSearch Juniors
    • Combining StripSearch and Animatix
    • Transnational Crossover scheme
stripsearch project
StripSearch Project

For more information contact:

Jemima Cattel

Hi8us Midlands Ltd

T: ++44 0121 753 7700