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4th February 16

Creative Spillovers Symposium, Dublin, Ireland

Our senior consultant Andrew Erskine will be sharing some of the key findings of our recent work on creative and cultural Spillovers with an invited audience of senior cultural professionals at Arts Council of Ireland in Dublin. The session will explore how arts organisations and artists can engage with the growing interest in the spillover benefits of public investment in culture and creativity. Arts Council of Ireland was one of the consortium members which funded our recent research, alongside Arts Council England, the European Creative Business Network, Creative England, and the European Cultural Foundation.

https://ccspillovers.wikispaces.com/?responseToken=03d85e8a4c424324e9cb0ea595811d19d
http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1x9yhfg1p7e?a=2&p=49571860&t=28179889

Creative Economy Study Tour for Egyptian Delegation, London and Liverpool, UK

We have been appointed by the British Council to curate and coordinate a Creative Economy Study Tour to the UK for a delegation of Egyptian officials, educators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders, representing organisations such as the Industrial Modernisation Centre (IMC), the Drosos Foundation, Creative Egypt, and the British Council Egypt.

The study tour will connect the Egyptian delegation to a wide range of leading creative organisations and practitioners working in London's and Liverpool's Creative Industries. It will play an important role in opening new dialogues on next and best practice, as well as sharing ideas, exploring new policy and investment opportunities and opening up new partnership opportunities between the Egyptian and UK creative industries.

This study tour builds our specialised experience and ongoing work with the British Council to deliver bespoke study tours for official foreign delegations visiting the UK. Prior delegations include those from Nigeria, Croatia, Vietnam, Russia and Turkey.

http://creativeconomy.britishcouncil.org/
http://www.creativeegypt.org/
http://www.drosos.org/en/taxonomy/term/124
http://www.imc-egypt.org/
http://www.imc-egypt.org/

1 February 16

Launch of Criw Celf Evaluation Guide and Toolkit

We are proud to announce that the Evaluation Guide and Toolkit, designed by TFCC's team for the Arts Council of Wales, has been officially launched across all the Criw Celf partners in Wales. The document sets out a structured approach to monitoring and evaluating the Criw Celf programme across Wales. The design of the evaluation guide and toolkit builds on the results of several consultations, visits, and workshops with the Criw Celf partners and young people who participated in the programme.
Criw Celf provides children and young people with an opportunity to develop their artistic skills working outside of a school setting alongside professional artists in a variety of different gallery and site-specific settings. In the same way that an orchestra or choir provides an opportunity for young musicians to join together to perform, Criw Celf offers an opportunity for aspiring young visual artists to spend time with their peers and professional artists to develop their talent.

If you would like to receive more information, please follow this link:
http://www.celf.cymru/celf-yng-nghymru/ysbrydoli/cyrraedd/criw-celf

You can download the Guide & Toollkit on the following link: http://www.celf.cymru/96718.file.dld

January 25th 16

Tom Fleming on Estonian Radio

Tom Fleming will be special guest on the Turundusraadio Marketing Week show. He will discuss the health of the creative industries sector in northern Europe and the particular skill-sets needed for creative entrepreneurs to flourish.

The show starts at 3pm GMT.
http://mi.ee/turundusraadio

27 January 16

European Parliament Intergroup on Cultural and Creative Industries, Brussels, Belgium

Our Senior Consultant Andrew Erskine will present at this high level session for MEPs on "The spillover effects of cultural and creative industries in Europe: drivers for innovation". This builds on the work we carried out last year for the research project on the preliminary evidence of spillover effects in Europe. The aim of this research was to develop a better understanding the methodologies to measure spillover effects of public investment (public money awarded directly or indirectly by government funded industry bodies) in the arts, culture and the creative industries.

The session at the European Parliament will be led by Co-Chairs of the Intergroup, Pervenche Beres MEP and Christian Ehler MEP. It will examine how Cultural and Creative industries generate positive spillovers on other aspects of the European economy such as tourism, design related activities, social innovation, enviromental aspects and more. Questions to be addressed include:

- What are spillover effects and how are they produced?
- What are best-practices for larger economic and social effects?
- What can the European Parliament do to increase the benefits for spillover effects for well-being, in accordance with the policy aims of the European Commission?

Other speakers will include Bernd Fesel, Senior Advisor ecce, Germany; and Dawn Ashman, Director Creative Industries, Arts Council England.

https://ccspillovers.wikispaces.com/