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20th May 2021

Institute of Fashion, Textiles and Technology – Developing a Business Case, London UK

UAL: University of Arts London has commissioned TFCC to undertake a significant piece of work to produce a comprehensive Business Case for the short, medium and long-term plans of the soon-to-be-launched Institute of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (IFTT).

UAL currently holds an Award from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and Arts and Humanities Research Council for the delivery of the Business of Fashion Textiles and Technology (BFTT) project (2018-2023). BFTT is a consortium of partners led by UAL, (Including Queen Mary University London, University College London, University of Leeds, Loughborough University, University of Cambridge and V&A) which has a vision to harness the considerable success of the AHRC Award, and scale up to create a sector defining Institute of Fashion Textiles and Technology.

A key outcome of this work is to articulate the models and builds for the Institute to achieve financial sustainability.

12th May 2021

Powering Growth via the Cultural Economy, Delphi Forum, Greece

Tom Fleming will participate in a panel discussion at the 2021 Delphi Forum. This is a major international summit with a mission to promote innovative ideas for sustainable and competitive growth for Europe and the wider Eastern Mediterranean region.

This, the 6th year of the Delphi Forum, included a series of sessions on culture and the cultural economy. Tom will be joined by Felipe Buitgaro, Minister of Culture for Colombia, and Edna Dos Santos-Duisenberg, Strategy and Policy Adviser on the Creative Economy. Tom will talk about the need for a rejuvenation of creative and arts education and for the cultural sector to play a central role in recovery and in reframing the future economy.

28th April 2021

Guidance and Strategic Framework for Turkey / European Union Cultural Relations

TFCC has been commissioned by the European Union Cultural Relations Platform as Senior Experts to develop guidance on a comprehensive approach to intercultural dialogue between EU and Turkey/ Working with two additional experts, TFCC will undertake a review of EU / Turkey Cultural Relations over the last decade via a mapping and consultation exercise. We will then identify opportunities for enhanced cooperation and partnerships in line with the EU Strategy for Intercultural Cultural Relations.

This will be undertaken in partnership with the Goethe Institute and via our EU-based sister operation in Portugal. The Cultural Relations Platform is an EU-funded project supporting international cultural relations and cooperation between European and global cultural and creative sectors.

20th April 2021

Norwich 2040: Cultural Compact Strategy, UK

TFCC has been commissioned by Norwich City Council to develop a Strategy for its new Cultural Compact. This Compact brings together the City Council leading cultural and educational institutions from across Norwich with the shared aim of strengthening partnership and securing investment into the cultural sector.

The work of the Compact aligns with the five pillars of the 2040 Vision and Strategy: A Creative City, A Liveable City, A Fair City, A Connected City and A Dynamic City.

TFCC will engage a cross-section of the Norwich cultural and creative sector and undertake fresh baseline research to shape a strategy for partnership and investment in culture.

9th April 2021

Brexit - a Tragedy for the UK Arts and Cultural Sector. Interview with Tom Fleming on China Global Television Network

Tom Fleming was featured in a special news broadcast on the first 100 Days of Brexit. Tom was interviewed by the China Global Television Network and asked to describe the impact of Brexit on the UK arts and cultural sector.

Tom reminded viewers that Brexit is a deliberate policy of the UK Government and that this policy is doing incredible harm to a sector at the worst possible time. With Covid-19 exploiting the fragility and structural inequalities across the arts and creative industries, Brexit effectively kicks the sector when it is already down. To view the short interview, see: