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26th February 2021

Mapping the Festival Landscape of South East Asia

TFCC has been commissioned by the British Council to develop a baseline of key festivals across South East Asia. To deliver this, we are collaborating with Jogja Festivals, a festival development partnership in the Javan city of Yogyakarta. Jogja Festivals has recently established a study centre, with this project being their first research contract.

The project will provide an overview of how festivals are contributing to the creative economy of South East Asia. It will explore the types of value generated by different festivals - from driving innovation to diversifying the cultural tourism offer. We will develop case studies of festivals from each country in the region, plus run a survey which measures the skills and development needs of the sector.

The research will culminate with some recommended policy priorities for different Governments, with particular attention paid to the role of festivals in delivering the creative economy ambitions of Indonesia.

26th February 2021

Museum Innovation and Skills Exchange, Italy

TFCC has been commissioned by the British Council and British Embassy in Italy to undertake a short research exercise which:

- Explores opportunities for UK / Italy collaboration and exchange in the museums sector
- Identifies key skills and development needs for museums of different types and locations
- Sets out priority actions for museum capacity-development over the next 2 years - as part of an EU museum development programme.

This project connects with our work in the museums development project: Bridging the Gap.

22nd February 2021

Creative Industries Strategy and Roadmap for Ukraine 2021-2023

TFCC has been commissioned by USAID to support the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy in Ukraine to develop a Creative Industries Strategy and Roadmap 2021-2023. Our work will involve the development of a Creative Industries Strategy development framework. This will be established via engagement with Government and key partners in business and the wider cultural sector.

Ukraine, a vast and diverse nation, has for some years prioritised the cultural and creative industries for their ability to drive inclusive growth and diversify the economic base. However, economic, social and political challenges have limited the impact of approaches to date. The establishment of a Strategy and Roadmap marks an ambitious new phase in policy development, with the cultural and creative industries well-placed to play a key role in post-Covid recovery.

TFCC has worked in the Ukraine across a number of projects, including early mapping and capacity-building activities with The British Council and Council of Europe, and a range of city-focused work, notably in Kirovograd in the centre of the country.

18th February 2021

Milton Keynes Cultural Infrastructure Plan, UK

TFCC has been commissioned in a team led by We Made That to undertake a cultural infrastructure plan for Milton Keynes. This work, as part of an interdisciplinary team which also involves PRD and Counterculture, will provide an evidence-based approach to cultural infrastructure planning.

Milton Keynes is the largest 'new town' in the UK and the brightest economic success of this movement. The town has grown significantly over recent years, requiring a fresh look at the role culture can play for wellbeing and quality of life and economic development. This Plan will provide an evidence-based approach to cultural infrastructure development, set out an overarching vision for cultural infrastructure, and deliver a business plan.

It is the latest in a series of cultural planning projects which TFCC has played a major role - from the Thames Estuary Cultural Production Corridor to a Cultural Assets Strategy for Sheffield.

18th February 2021

The Creative Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in the Time of Crisis. Lecture for Kuwait Public Policy Centre.

Tom Fleming will provide a keynote address to the Kuwait Public Policy Centre. The lecture will introduce core concepts regarding the global creative economy, introduce emerging trends and consider how the creative industries and culture can play a vital role in economic and social recovery.

Tom will set out some major opportunities for Kuwait and the region to be a hub and catalyst for the creative economy. This includes approaches to talent development, clusters and hubs, innovation and soft power.

The lecture will draw on examples from across the world, where TFCC has been playing a leading role in evidence, strategy and policy development for the creative economy.