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23rd September 2021

Fifth Annual International Forum - Creative Ukraine

Tom Fleming will provide a keynote address at the Creative Ukraine Summit, a major event for creative and cultural industries policy exchange. Building on our recent work advising the Ministry of Culture in the development of a National Creative Economy Framework, Tom will set out the key opportunities and challenges for sector development - both in the Ukraine and internationally.

The Creative Ukraine Forum is the largest platform in Eastern Europe for political and
expert discussion on policy-making in the field of creative industries. Creative businesses, international culture and economics experts, officials and civil society representatives will be involved in designing ways of boosting the Ukrainian creative economy.

Free admission is available via the following link.

22nd September 2021

Connect: City - Enhancing the Role of Creative Hubs for Inclusive and Sustainable Development, Wet Java, Indonesia.

Tom Fleming will provide a keynote for this major conference hosted by the West Java Provincial Government. Tom will present highlights from our ongoing research for The British Council to develop in-depth cultural and creative economy profiles for 60 cities in Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and China. Tom will highlight the ways creative hubs are playing a vital role in nurturing creative talent, connecting communities and delivering positive impacts across a range of agendas.

Hosted online and at Bogor creative hub, other speakers include the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Government of Indonesia.

8th September 2021

Digital Learning Journey XII: How are the cultural and creative industries shaping urban futures?

Tom Fleming is set to participate in an on-line event which explores the impact of European Capital of Culture on small and medium-sized cities. This includes a focus on Guimaraes, where Tom worked as Programme lead on the creative city for European Capital of Culture 2012.

The event is organised by the German Federal Government as part of a programme of research and knowledge exchange on cultural strategy and investment for cities.

The session is live at 5pm BST and 6pm CET.

25th August 2021

Festivals and the ASEAN Creative Economy, Srawung Festival 2021, Indonesia

Tom Fleming will participate in the annual Srawrung Festival, where he will present findings from our recent research on the role of festivals for the ASEAN Creative Economy. Focusing on Malaysia and Philippines, Tom will provide an overview of how the festivals impact the creative economy, including their role in shaping inclusive and sustainable development. He will also highlight the development needs of the sector in a context of multiple strategic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This research, in partnership with British Council Indonesia and Jogja Festivals, will be formally launched later in 2021 as a key element in ASEAN policy dialogue.

23rd August 2021

Institute for Cultural Practices, University of Manchester: a Strategic Review

TFCC has been commissioned by the University of Manchester to undertake a strategic review of ICP - the Institute of Cultural Practices. The ICP is a platform for innovative research, postgraduate teaching and professional development which engages with cultural and heritage producers and organisations in Greater Manchester and beyond. It includes the Centre for Arts Management an Cultural Policy and the Centre for Museology.

Our role will be to review how the ICP can develop its teaching and training offer and research expertise to position itself as a leading HE provider in cultural and creative industries nationally and internationally. This will involve a review of best practice, the identification of core strengths, and a road map for the ICP to grow and flourish.