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28th November 2017

Keynote Address at the Brighton Cultural Framework Summit, UK

Our senior consultant Andrew Erskine will be speaking on the myths and realities of Brighton as a creative and cultural place at the start of this day-long summit in Hove. Brighton & Hove Council together with the Arts and Creative Industries Commission, are developing a new Cultural Framework which will set out how the city's creative community can be better supported to succeed in the future.

The sell-out event will introduce the key themes of the emerging Framework which include health and wellbeing, collaboration and accessibility, the role of culture in economic growth, cultural leadership, city branding and positioning.

Brighton is a unique coastal city in the UK, whose success is drawn from its location, scale, education strengths, heritage, dynamic knowledge economy, international links and more. But staying still will not be enough for it to continue to prosper, with high housing costs, new competition from emerging creative hotspots in other coastal locations, Brexit and growing issues related to inequality and health.

The day will be a chance for over 200 people to help shape and influence a major new approach to growing Brighton's creative economy at this critical time and help ensure that a city with a special place in the national and international cultural, economic and social landscape can have a sustainable future.

https://www.evensi.uk/page/brighton-hove-city-council-arts-culture-tourism-arts/10011556960

24th - 25th November 2017

Knowledge Partner, Creative Central Asia Astana Forum, Kazakhstan

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been appointed by The British Council to advise on development and recruitment of speakers to this major event in Astana.

Creative Central Asia is the start of a new long term dialogue series aimed at stimulating discussion and building relationships amongst cultural and creative economy leaders from the government, private sector and civil society in UK and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan).

We will have an active role going forward in supporting partners in policy development.



www.britishcouncil.kz/creative-central-asia

22nd - 24th November 2017

Specialist consultancy and capacity building for technology and creative SMEs in Armenia

Tom Fleming and Andrew Erskine are back in Armenia to deliver a set of workshops and consultancy sessions for technology and creative businesses in Armenia. This includes a workshop in Yerevan, where Tom Fleming will present international best practice on business support and intermediary models to the national support agency SME DNC. It also includes a visit to the second city of Armenia, Gyumri, to engage with the Gyumri Technology Centre - a successful hub for knowledge-intensive businesses based in this earthquake-stricken city.

The programme is part of the Support to SME Development in Armenia - SMEDA - project co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and implemented by GIZ-led Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme. SMEDA is part of the EU4Business and EU4Innovation initiatives of the European Union.

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned to undertake an extensive programme of support, spanning 5 visits to this fascinating country.


www.smeda.am

17th - 18th November 2017

Tom Fleming keynote speaker at the 12th International Culture and Creativity Conference, Kaunas, Lithuania

This major event brings together speakers from across the world to explore strategic opportunities and challenges for cultural policy at a time of political, social and economic uncertainty. Hosted by Vilnius University, Tom will describe trends in participatory cultural policy, including a focus on open governance and intercultural cities. Tom will also reflect on the possibilities generated by European Capital of Culture, with Kaunas set to hold the title in 2022.

www.kaunas2022.eu

3rd November 2017

Evaluation of Merseyside Arts Foundation Music Programme, Liverpool, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy is to deliver an evaluation of two music development programmes led by Merseyside Arts Foundation: an artist development fund enabled by the Performing Rights Society Foundation and a professional development enabled by the European Social Fund. Both are positioned to support independent music artists and labels, to add value to recording, promotion and distribution activities.

This is a continuation of our role as external evaluators to MAF over several years.


http://www.merseysideartsfoundation.org.uk/