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23rd July 2019

Strategic Consultancy for Pedra Angular - Terras Sem Sombra Festival, Alentejo and Lisbon, Portugal.

TFCC has been commissioned by the Active Citizens Fund and Gulbenkian Foundation to provide strategic development consultancy to Pedra Angular, which runs the Terras sem Sombra - Lands without Shadow - Festival in the Alentejo, the beautiful rural region between Lisbon and the Algarve. Since 2003, Terras sem Sombra has worked to open the doors of the cultural and natural heritage of the Alentejo, with a blend of European and international music. This rich and engaging festival is increasingly delivering a European dimension, connecting common themes such as environmental sustainability, the balance between urban and rural, and our relationships to the land.

TFCC, with SPI, is providing initial diagnostic strategic support, followed by an action plan on ow Terras Sem Sombra can grow in an innovative and sustainable way. This connects wit our wider portfolio of work in Portugal, including over a decade of cultural planning and creative industries activity. Most recently, we are undertaking projects in Evora, Braga and Loule.

www.terrassombra.pt

24th-26th June 2019

Cultural Leadership Programme, Khabarovsk, Russia

TFCC is continuing its Cultural Leadership programme in Russia, in partnership with the Pro Arte Foundation and the Potanin Foundation.

Tom Fleming will run a two day programme in Khabarovsk in the far east of Russia. With over 20 cultural leaders attending from a diverse range of Russian institutions and cities, it promises to be an exciting couple of days.

Tom will also be delivering a public lecture on the role of cultural institutions in city and regional development at the Khabarovsk Regional Museum.


www.proarte.ru
www.fondpotnin.ru

17th-18th June 2019

Advising European Capital of Culture Candidate, Narva, Estonia

TFCC will be providing specialist advice and support to the city of Narva in Estonia. Narva, with the Virumaa region, is a candidate city for European Capital of Culture 2024. Located in the far east of Estonia, Narva is on the Russian border and has a majority Russian-speaking population.

European Capital of Culture 2024 will be a thrilling opportunity to explore this borderland situation and generate cultural dialogue with Russia to shape a new type of Europeanness where political borders to not obstruct cultural exchange.

Tom is in Narva to provide a high level perspective on the focus, purpose and opportunity of the European Capital of Culture bid. This will draw on our extensive experience in advising cities to develop successful European Capital of Culture bids and programmes.


https://narva2024.ee/en/why-narva

18th-19th June 2019

Cultural Leadership Programme, Vladikavkaz, Russia

TFCC is continuing its Cultural Leadership programme in Russia, in partnership with the Pro Arte Foundation and the Potanin Foundation.

Senior Associate, Andrew Erskine, who led the previous course in Norilsk, will be running the two day programme in the Southern Caucases. With over 30 cultural leaders attending from a diverse range of Russian institutions and cities including the republic of Dagestan, republic of North Ossetia, Rostov, St Petersburg and Moscow. It promises to be an exciting couple of days. The workshop will be opened by the Head of Culture for Northern Ossetia Alania.

Andrew will also be delivering a public lecture on tradition and change in culture at the North Caucasian Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art.


http://www.proarte.ru/
www.fondpotnin.ru

3rd - 4t June 2019

International Workshop: Intercultural Dialogue and New Cultural Facilities as Catalysers for a Positive Urban Development, Vienna, Austria.

Tom Fleming will participate in an international workshop hosted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences to explore how cultural infrastructure is enabling intercultural dialogue. Across Europe, cities have increasingly diverse populations, but cultural infrastructure struggles to keep pace with demographic and cultural change and thus to play an enabling role for new, syncretic cultures to form.

This workshop will bring experts from across Europe to Vienna to explore best and next practice and to make comparison with the Austrian situation. It will have a focus on the suburbs of major cities, with Tom drawing on examples from London, including Harrow Arts Centre in Hatch End and the role of Waltham Forest Borough of Culture.

www.oeaw.ac.at/isr