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8th May 2017

Investment Readiness in Arts and Culture: What have we learnt? London, UK.

Tom Fleming will provide a summary of lessons learned through our evaluation of the Digital Arts and Culture Accelerator for Nesta and Arts Council England. This event is a chance to reflect on the opportunities for arts and culture organisations to develop ventures and seek investment.

The event will examine the current investment landscape for arts and cultural organisations and the structures, mechanisms and programmes that support this. It will explore the future trajectory of opportunities and interventions in this space.

5th May 2017

The role of Exeter University in the regional creative economy, UK.

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned to undertake a study which explores two main questions:

- How can the University achieve a balanced relationship with the regional, national and global creative economy?
- What is an appropriate approach for the University to take towards the opportunities in the creative economy in the UK and internationally?

This research, based on secondary and primary sources, will shape a paper which sets out clear opportunities and challenges to the University and its Innovation, Impact and Business Directorate. Comparators will be drawn from other universities as we explore ways to re-calibrate the relationship between university and creative economy to mutual benefit.

3rd May 2017

A Creative Economy Baseline and Development Programme for The Philippines

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned by the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and British Council Philippines to provide consultancy to support a new creative economy baseline and development programme for The Philippines. This commenced through a focus group discussion led by Tom Fleming in Manila, May 2nd and 3rd 2017, which explored the strategic opportunities for sector development, the current data and research offer, and the gaps which will need to be bridged if a sector baseline is to be established. The work will guide partners to coordinate a review of existing research, facilitate new primary research, and help shape strategic priorities for sector development.

The Philippines is poised to become a leading nation for the creative economy in the Asia Pacific Region. Even without the benefits of a coordinated baseline mapping study, it is clear that The Philippines' creative economy is large, diverse, dynamic and growing. Indeed, the country is growing a reputation for its creative industries, especially in design, digital and in the spillover effects of these sectors into cultural tourism and the wider innovation system.

26th-27th April 2017

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Asian Creative Cities Forum and Exhibition, Manila, Philippines.

TFCC is pleased to be playing a leading role at this major event in Manila. Our Senior consultant Andrew Erskine will be chairing a session on the role of design and creative thinking in city-making. He will also be delivering a keynote speech on how to nurture the enabling conditions for dynamic, inclusive and sustainable creative cities.

This intervention is part of a wider programme of work we are delivering in the Philippines (with the support of the British Council). This includes a programme of advice and guidance to key partners in government and civil society on the building blocks for the creative economy (such as baseline research, skills development, hubs, networks and investment). Partners here include the National Commission for Arts and Culture and the Philippines Design Centre.

31st March 2017

Tom Fleming speaking at Tallinn Music Week, Estonia

Tom Fleming will present his ideas on 'opening up creativity' at Tallinn Music Week. He will describe the importance of cities in an age of nationalism and identify the types of spaces and platforms that encourage new types of creative practice.

Tallinn Music Week is one of Europe's leading music and cultural festivals with 237 artists from 33 countries in the music line-up; a film and conference programme; and a design and cuisine offer.