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29th March 2016

TFCC Commissioned to Undertake Evaluation of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts Accelerator, England

TFCC has been commissioned by Arts Council England and Nesta to evaluate their new Digital Accelerator programme. This programme builds on the Digital R&D Fund (which TFCC also evaluated) to help organisations to develop business plans, financial modelling, pitching skills, marketing plans and partnerships. Crucially, it will facilitate organisations to access follow-on funding in the form of investment and grants, as well as professional in-kind support.

28th - 31st March 2016

Tom Fleming in Hanoi for UNESCO and Sida Technical Assisance to the Government of Vietnam

This visit to Hanoi is to participate in a symposium to review progress in the development of the quadrennial report relating to the 2005 UN Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Diversity fo Cultural Expressions. Tom will also provide one-to-one technical asisance to key strategic contributors to this report. This is as part of Tom's long-term development role as adviser to Unesco and partners in Vietnam, which has involved 9 strategic interventions over 4 years to develop cultural cpacity and expertise in this fast-changing country.

The programme is funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA), and builds on TFCC previous work with the Convention a critical underpinning of cultural policy development in Vietnam.

25th March 2016

Interim Evaluation of Momentum Music Fund

Building on our evaluation of the Momentum Pilot Programme (Rounds 1-8), we are pleased to be undertaking an interim evaluation of the next phase of Momentum (Rounds 9-12). This is to compare the outcomes of the pilot fund with its roll-out and o explore the impact funding has had on a cohort of contemporary music acts poised to go to the next stage of their career.

The fund is led by the Performing Rights Society Foundation (PRSF) for Arts Council England, with support from Deezer. Funded acts are from across genres and all over England. They include Ghostpoet, Lonelady, Public Service Broadcasting and Bugzy Malone.

19th - 24th March

Andrew Erskine in Trinidad and St. Lucia for Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit Research

As part of our work to develop a Business Plan for the proposed new Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit (CCIMU), Andrew Erskine will be undertaking consultations in Trinidad and St. Lucia. The overall purpose of the CCIMU is to address the needs of the regional creative industries, while fostering creativity, developing businesses, creating opportunities and improving trade, and ensuring that the rights and obligations of stakeholders are respected and legally protected.

Working closely with Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), the project involves several study visits, strategic workshops and prioritisation meetings with a wide range of cultural and creative organisations, governmental agencies and creative practitioners across the Caribbean. Tom Fleming has already undertaken consultations in Barbados, with activities in the Bahamas and Jamaica to follow.

The Business Plan is funded by the Caribbean Development Bank and commissioned by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA).

14th - 21st March 16

TFCC in Nigeria for Creative Skills Rapid Assessment: Lagos, Abuja and Calabar

Tom Fleming and Tomi Oladepo are currently in Nigeria to undertake a series of consultations as part of our rapid assessment of the creative skills landscape. The research is for the British Council Nigeria. We are undertaking a series of workshops and one-to-one consultations in Lagos, Abuja and Calabar to ascertain the profile, needs and opportunities for skills development. This will lead to a situation analysis report which will be presented at a major conference on the Nigerian creative economy, in April 2016.