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13th January 2019

Sheffield Cultural Assets Strategy, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned to develop a Cultural Assets Strategy for the city of Sheffield. One of the major cities in the UK, Sheffield has an impressive cultural offer. This includes the largest theatre complex outside London, a very vibrant visual arts sector, some incredible museums, and an infamous live music scene.

This study will explore how the cultural assets of the city benchmark against other comparable cities in the UK and across Europe. It will test with the cultural sector how infrastructure can be improved and identify opportunities to position culture to the heart of the planning and development process. This includes a focus on the next stage of the city centre transformation programme: Heart of the City 2.

We have worked in Sheffield on a range of projects for over a decade and have always been impressed by the vision, energy and innovativeness of the people their culture.

7th January 2019

Cultural Partnership Development for Buckinghamshire, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has commissioned to support Buckinghamshire County Council and partners to facilitate a new partnership to deliver the Framework and Strategy for Culture which TFCC produced in 2018. TFCC will now build from this Cultural Framework and Strategy to faciliate a set of task and finish groups for each of its core themes. We will also develop the terms of reference for governance and partnership for a new Buckinghamshire Cultural Partnership.

December 14th 2018

Tom Fleming Keynote at EXAME Creative Economy Symposium, Sao Paulo, Brazil

EXAME is the leading publication and platform for the economy in Brazil. Tom was asked to provide a keynote on global trends, opportunities and challenges in the creative economy. He was also asked to reflect on the profile of the creative economy in Brazil and its links to cultural, educational and urban policy. Other speakers include the Minister of Culture for Brazil, Sergio Sa Leitao.

29th November 2018

Eurocities - Creative Competitive Cities, Edinburgh, UK

Tom Fleming will be in Edinburgh at this major event to lead a panel of 60 cities on the types of partnership needed to maximise the role of culture and creativity for city-making. This includes case studies from Manchester, Dresden and Oulu. These will be followed by a discussion on the types of tool and approach which can help build long-term creative competitiveness.

16th - 18th November 2018

VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, Russia

Our Senior Consultant, Andrew Erskine, is one of the key note speakers at the VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. This is the largest annual cultural forum in Russia, bringing together hundreds of experts from across culture, heritage and business. Andrew will discuss approaches to the creative industries in the UK, with a focus on nurturing clusters and hubs. His talk is part of a strand curated by the Chief architect of St Petersburg Sergey Kuznetsov.