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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.

May 7th 2018

A Cultural Strategy for the City of Preston, UK.

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned to undertake a Cultural Strategy for the City of Preston in the north west of England. The task is to develop an ambitious and quality vision for the city for the next 10 years and a clear strategy of how the city will deliver the vision, highlighting a set of key priorities over the short, medium and long term. The strategy will identify headline themes or priorities and key objectives to enable progress to be effectively monitored and for success to be recognised.

The vision and strategy will set out an understanding of Preston now, the things the city does well, its assets and strengths. It will also outline the challenges facing the city, the areas that can be developed and the things the city needs to get right.

May 5th 2018

Tom Fleming to facilitate the inaugural International Advisory Panel for CENDANA - the Cultural Industries Development Agency of Malaysia

Tom Fleming will be in Kuala Lumpur to facilitate a programme of knowledge exchange which provides a global outlook on best practice in arts and creative industries development. Participants include Singapore National Arts Council, Creative Scotland, Australian Council for the Arts, BeKraf Indonesia and the Thailand Creative Design Centre. Objectives include:

a. Assist CENDANA in developing an innovative, inclusive and sustainable programme which builds the capacity, confidence and connectivity of the arts, cultural and creative sectors of Malaysia via dialogue with partners internationally.
b. Ensure the implementation is progressing the objectives of the CENDANA mandate.
c. Suggest ways of strengthening CENDANA including considering potential new collaborations, partnerships, sources of funding and strategic directions.
d. Enhance the credibility of CENDANA by promoting its interests internationally, acting as an advocate for CENDANA and its aims.
e. Build an open community for shared strategic development, building capacity and driving innovation for policy and investment globally.

CENDANA was launched in 2017 alongside the Blueprint for the cultural economy of Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley; to which Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy were lead consultants.