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Evaluation of the East Africa Arts Programme for the British Council

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC) has been commissioned by the British Council to evaluate the East Africa Arts (EAA) programme. EAA connects young contemporaries in the UK and East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) through a range of arts and creative programmes and exchanges to support individual, social and economic development.

The 16 month evaluation will build on previous EAA evaluations and the wider Art Connects Us evaluation also being carried out by TFCC. The study will provide in depth analysis of the impact of EAA in opening up access and opportunity, developing new skills and knowledge and generating cultural understanding and changing perceptions.

A key element of the evaluation will be building capacity of British Council staff and partners in the creative sector to more effectively monitor and evaluate the impact of their work.


https://www.britishcouncil.org/east-africa-arts

19th January 2019

Tom Fleming to talk at the event Batam for Creative and Educational Tourism? Batam, Indonesia

Tom Fleming has been invited by the Matahati Foundation of Batam to provide a keynote on the potential of the creative economy for Batam. This is in the form of a filmed address to be shown at the symposium. Tom will introduce 5 key questions for participants to consider. These will be followed by 5 global trends for the creative economy and 5 opportunities for Batam and Indonesia.

This event brings together key partners from across the creative, social and educational sectors in Batam, which is one of the fastest developing islands in Indonesia, just south of Singapore. Partners are developing ambitious plans to nurture the creative industries to deliver a more diverse and inclusive economic base for Batam. Topics to be discussed at the symposium include community mobilisation, creative education, city branding and national to international networking.

TFCC are playing an active role in knowledge development and partnership for the Indonesian creative economy, building on our ongoing work with the British Council and a range of cities and networks.

14th January 2019

Waterford Cultural Quarter Incubation Hub Plan, Ireland

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy is once again working with Karan Thompson Consulting in the city of Waterford, Ireland. This is to develop a business model for the next step in the development of the new Waterford Cultural Quarter in the centre of the city.

This responds to the Waterford Cultural Quarter Development Plan - A Cultural Quarter for Waterford, which we developed for Waterford City and County Council in 2017. The proposed Incubation Hub is key element of the Cultural Quarter and a core building block for delivery of a culture-led agenda for economic and social development. This Hub will provide an opportunity to deliver on the clustering potential of the creative industries sector in Waterford city and county, and across the wider region as already evidenced in the Mapping of the Three Sisters, which formed part of the European Capital of Culture 2020 bid led by Waterford.

https://waterfordculturalquarter.ie/

13th January 2019

Sheffield Cultural Assets Strategy, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned to develop a Cultural Assets Strategy for the city of Sheffield. One of the major cities in the UK, Sheffield has an impressive cultural offer. This includes the largest theatre complex outside London, a very vibrant visual arts sector, some incredible museums, and an infamous live music scene.

This study will explore how the cultural assets of the city benchmark against other comparable cities in the UK and across Europe. It will test with the cultural sector how infrastructure can be improved and identify opportunities to position culture to the heart of the planning and development process. This includes a focus on the next stage of the city centre transformation programme: Heart of the City 2.

We have worked in Sheffield on a range of projects for over a decade and have always been impressed by the vision, energy and innovativeness of the people their culture.

https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/supporting-culture.html