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11th June 2018

A Cultural Infrastructure Plan for Thamesmead, London, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, with Regeneris and We Made That, has been commissioned by Peabody to develop a cultural infrastructure plan for the district of Thamesmead in south east London. Thamesmead was an ambitious high density housing project launched 50 years ago to tackle over-crowding in inner London and set out a bright and brave new future for community development and place-making in outer London. However, the district has in recent years struggled to deliver on its original ambition and is undergoing a process of revitalisation and re-imagination. This includes a strategic approach to culture.

The focus of this piece of work is on future cultural provision, future audiences and future facilities. TFCC will provide evidence-based creative guidance and a robust overview of partnership opportunities between Thamesmead and organisations that are bringing cultural infrastructure projects forward, such as Bow Arts.

22nd May 2018

Developing Creative Economies in Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) Countries: A global study.

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC) has been commissioned by The British Council to undertake a detailed research exercise to:

a) better understand the development of the creative economy in the specific Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) countries and what the impact local and national programmes and initiative including the creative economy work of international third parties has been.

b) review and gather evidence of the outcomes of creative economy programmes and activity in up to four countries, including Vietnam and Indonesia.

c) provide innovative methods and approaches for analysing the impact of the work of the British Council and others in the creative economy sector.
This study forms part of the British Council Results and Evidence Framework.

This ambitious research project is genuinely exciting for TFCC as we build our portfolio of detailed and extensive research in fast-changing countries across the world. It also provides an opportunity for us to extend our work with the British Council, where we have developed a research role over 15 years.

15th May 2018

Creative Enterprise Zones: Planning and Development, London, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy is collaborating with Regeneris and We Made That to develop detailed plans for three parts of London to become one of the first Mayor of London-designated Creative Enterprise Zones. We are working to support Creative Enterprise Zones in New Cross and Deptford, Hackney Wick and Fish Island, and Hatton Garden.

Creative Enterprise Zones will be districts of London for which a set of targeted and tailored planning, investment and support activities will be developed. For example, Creative Enterprise Zones will involve a strategic focus on affordability of workspace, strong local partnership and governance, greater access for local people into cultural, creative & digital industry jobs, and business growth and development programmes focused on particular creative industries sectors.

15th May 2018

Evaluation of Art Connects Us, Sub-Saharan Africa

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been appointed by the British Council to evaluate the Art Connects Us Sub-Saharan Africa programme. Art Connects Us aims to increase connections between the UK creative sectors and young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa and expand knowledge of contemporary African art in the UK. This is with a view to more work from Sub-Saharan Africa being seen and experienced by UK audiences and more professional collaborations between the UK and Sub-Saharan African creative sectors

Working with British Council teams in the UK, East, West and Southern Africa, TFCC will develop an evaluation framework and carry out extensive consultation to assess the impacts of Arts Connects Us to inform the development of the programme and future programmes.

May 9th 2018

Creative Hubs in Armenia: Assessment Study for Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

This significant project will assess the feasibility of developing creative hubs in the three largest cities of Armenia: Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadazor. It will also make recommendations on future support for the creative industries in four key sectors - Film, Fashion, Software and Games.

This study builds on our previous work in Armenia - where we have supported the mapping of the creative industries and provided training to journalists and creative businesses.

It is part of a larger EU co-funded 6.4 Euro project: Support to SME Development in Armenia (SMEDA) Project which aims to grow the size and competitiveness of the private sector in the former Soviet country.

For this project we are working with local experts, city and national government, running workshops, interviewing key stakeholders, and conducting desk research to provide a detailed feasibility study on the potential for creative hubs, how they could be joined together and what the broader support landscape for the creative industries looks like in this Southern-Caucuses state.