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17th October 2018

Tom Fleming to keynote at the 2018 festival of the Indonesian Creative Cities Network, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Indonesian Creative Cities Network brings together municipalities and creative intermediaries from across Indonesia to share ideas, explore good practice and raise the profile and agenda for the creative and cultural sector. This 4th ICCN Festival is to be held in Yogyakarta, a city with an incredible blend of cultural assets and dynamic, youthful creative economy.

Tom will speak about the approach to creative industries development internationally - from policy to grassroots initiatives. He will reflect on how second and third tier cities have become vital hubs for creative practice and how they are increasingly networking with one another to build capacity and confidence.

Tom is also in Indonesia over this period to undertake research as part of our work with the British Council - where we are exploring the impact of their creative economy work in Indonesia. Vietnam, Colombia and Nigeria.

5th October 2018

A Cultural Strategy and Delivery Plan for the London Borough of Waltham Forest, UK

At TFCC we are thrilled to be commissioned to develop a Cultural Strategy and Delivery Plan for Waltham Forest. This is alongside Hatch Regeneris and We Made That.

2018 has been a great year for culture in Waltham Forest, with the triumph of winning the inaugural London Borough of Culture title for 2019. This opens up a major opportunity for the further development of the borough as a fantastic place to live, work, visit and engage in culture.

This commission is fundamental to making a success of the London Borough of Culture programme. It will give the programme strategic direction and ensure it is linked to a wider vision and approach to culture for the next five years. This includes a focus on building capacity, engaging audiences, nurturing hubs and clusters, and positioning Waltham Forest as a leading place for culture - in planning, cohesion and economic development.

11th September 2018

A Place-based Arts and Cultural Strategy for Exeter, UK

TFCC has been commissioned to develop the first place-based Arts and Cultural Strategy for Exeter. This is for the newly formed Exeter Culture - a pioneering partnership of organisations from across the arts, cultural, commercial and education sectors of the city.

Under its new Director, Chair and Steering Group, Exeter Culture works to champion a breadth of cultural opportunities by celebrating the unique qualities of Exeter and fostering opportunities for creativity.

To develop this Strategy, TFCC will engage partners to identify how to most effectively improve the resilience and develop the ambition of the Exeter arts and cultural sector. The aim overall, led by Exeter Culture and its stakeholders, is to set out a unique strategy that sets out a vivid vision to attract and retain creative talent, leading to a rich and growing creative ecosystem that embeds arts and culture in all aspects of life and is resolutely international and diverse in outlook.

This strategy provides TFCC with an opportunity to build on our previous work in Exeter, where we advised the University of Exeter on how it can more effectively generate a collaborative and transformational role for the regional creative economy.

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.