Screen South’s Digital Hub
and Hi3 Network
Our new Digital Hub in Folkestone is part of the new Hi3 Network partnership, which includes Screen South, Christchurch University, London Southbank University, Creative Folkstone and Maidstone Studios, and has recently secured ERDF funding to provide space, facilities, opportunities and expertise to support creative innovators to develop ideas and practice. We will offer events and activities that are public, as well as focused programmes for the new Hi 3 Network members who will gain access to lab/studio space, digital lounge desks, meeting rooms and a high-end broadband connectivity. The new project will provide a programme of activities with specialist advice and guidance focusing on creative digital tech. It will also provide resources for new talent, freelancers, SMEs and emerging Creative-Digi-Tech enterprises, supporting innovation and the development of new digital projects.
Alongside innovation and creative project support the Digital Hub and Hi3 Network members will be able to develop new practical applications with access to high end digital facilities and guidance. The aim is to strengthen the level of Innovative Creative Digital activity locally and across the South East area as well as widening the offer on a national level for new collaborations. We will also have mobile and virtual elements so that we can provide outreach Creative DigiTech workshops to our creative and cultural partnership network across the South East area. The Hi 3 Network participants may be new to digital creative production or more experienced artists and companies who would benefit by having access to bespoke support, including research and innovation support, alongside 24/7 access to DigiTech facilities to try out new ideas.