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25th August 2018

TFCC Commissioned to develop a Research Programme and Plan for Creative Lincoln Shire and the Lincoln Centre for Culture and Creativity, UK.

The Creative Lincoln Shire Project is a research and development programme to support the growth of the creative sector of the economy across the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership area, embracing arts, design, media and digital. The project is led by the Centre for Culture and Creativity at Lincoln University, together with local and regional partners including Lincoln City Council, Greater Lincolnshire LEP, Lincolnshire County Council, Arts Council England, Lincolnshire Economic Action Partnership and Investors in Lincoln.

This research programme, which we are undertaking with We Made That, involves detailed baseline research and aspiration mapping for the role of the creative industries across the Greater Lincolnshire LEP area. This will support a feasibility study for the development of a creative production hub in Lincoln, plus a set of recommendations for other parts of the county.

In addition, we will make recommendations for the development of a Hub Enterprise Start Up and Support Programme, providing mentoring and bespoke sector specific business advice, supporting and enhancing what is provided by the existing Growth Hub, Growth Accelerator and related local and national initiatives. We will take this process up to RIBA stage 2 level to enable funding applications and a development timetable to be taken forward.

28th June 2018

Tom Fleming to facilitate EUNIC Egypt Creative Economy Programme, Cairo, Egypt.

Funded by the European Union, TOWARDS A CREATIVE ECONOMY FRAMEWORK is an 18-month long project (January 2018-June 2019) delivered by the British Council on behalf of EUNIC Egypt. EUNIC is a network of European national institutes of culture and national bodies engaged in cultural and related activities. Egypt has a long history as a leader in creative industries such as music, film and publishing, and is already building strategies for promoting and enhancing the wider cultural and creative industries such as handicrafts, heritage and software development.

This project will create a forum for exchanging information, sharing experiences and action planning between Egyptian and European Union creative economy stakeholders, and support Egyptian leaders in advocating for the creative economy. The first step of this journey is two roundtables: first for non-governmental, sector-focused creative economy stakeholders; second for government. The in-depth discussions, facilitated by Tom Fleming, will bring together Egyptian governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and their European counterparts to share experiences of building a creative economy.

16th June 2018

A Cultural Strategy for the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, UK.

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned to develop a cultural strategy for this distinctive part of the UK. Our job will be to locate cultural, investment and partnership opportunities which support local economic growth, inward investment and marketing, place making and the other priorities of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership strategic economic plan. Part of our role is build an evidence base for culture and creativity in Lancashire, demonstrating the current contribution to economy and society as well as the potential for growth. We will also work to connect culture to wider strategic priorities including improving quality of life, quality of place, health and wellbeing.

16th June 2018

Tom Fleming speaking at the annual UNESCO Creative Cities Conference, Katowice, Poland

The Creative Cities and Industries Conference is a supplementary event for the 12th Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Tom will participate in a panel entitled 'Measuring the Immeasurable'.

In light of the New Urban Agenda and Agenda 2030, cultural statistics and evidence of the role of culture in municipal, regional and national economies are increasingly necessary to shed light on the impact, spill-over effects and influence of the sectors on development and the need for policies and strategies rooted in evidence-based approaches.

UNESCO has been spearheading two important initiatives, namely the Framework for Cultural Statistics and the UNESCO Culture for Development Indicator Suite. The pioneering research initiatives aim to systematise appropriate methods for measuring economic growth and the social and community impact of culture, highlighting its major contribution to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The session will bring together experts and researchers to present the most recent developments in these studies and to introduce good practice and case studies from around the globe.

11th June 2018

Technical and strategic advisers to The Creative Economy of The Philippines: Citywide Mapping and Opportunities for Growth.

Building on our 2017 role in supporting the set-up of The Philippines Creative Economy Programme, TFCC has been commissioned by The British Council and Creative Economy Council of The Philippines to support partners in two pilot mapping studies: for the cities of Makati and Baguio. Our role includes advice on the operational definition of creative industries; methodology coaching for partners; and guidance on policy opportunities and potential actions.

To deliver this we will work closely with the new Creative Economy Council for The Philippines and the lead mapping partners for each city.