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23rd to 25th March 2021

The School of Museum Leadership, Russia

Tom Fleming is once again designing and facilitating a 3 day workshop for the School of Museum Leadership - an intensive development programme for 10 museum leaders from across the Russian Federation led by the Pro Arte Foundation on behalf of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation.

Tom developed a programme which included best practice case studies, leadership theory, and a set of interviews with museum leaders from across the world. Participants in this programme included museum managers from cities as diverse as Tula, Moscow, Syktyvkar, Kazan and Verkhnyaya Sinyachikha. The programme culminated in Tom providing advice on museum development and innovation for each of the participating museums.

8th March 2021

Evaluation of Selector Radio - Global

Shared with more than 30 countries around the world, Selector connects a global audience to UK contemporary music. With a new show released every Friday, Selector takes the listener on a virtual tour of the UK, featuring the music scene of different UK cities and presenting the best emergent talent. Jazz, grime, indie or electronica – or somewhere in between – each week Selector puts together a truly eclectic playlist and catch up with the artists and labels who are leading the way in UK music.

Selector Radio is a Folded Wing production for the British Council. TFCC has been commissioned to:

- Review, recommend and design an overarching evaluation framework and tools for Selector Radio supported by British Council globally.
- A longitudinal piece of in-depth research to include impact stories of what Selector Radio has achieved in its 20-year history.

This project builds on our research and evaluation role of music development programmes in the UK and internationally.

26th February 2021

Mapping the Festival Landscape of South East Asia

TFCC has been commissioned by the British Council to develop a baseline of key festivals across South East Asia. To deliver this, we are collaborating with Jogja Festivals, a festival development partnership in the Javan city of Yogyakarta. Jogja Festivals has recently established a study centre, with this project being their first research contract.

The project will provide an overview of how festivals are contributing to the creative economy of South East Asia. It will explore the types of value generated by different festivals - from driving innovation to diversifying the cultural tourism offer. We will develop case studies of festivals from each country in the region, plus run a survey which measures the skills and development needs of the sector.

The research will culminate with some recommended policy priorities for different Governments, with particular attention paid to the role of festivals in delivering the creative economy ambitions of Indonesia.

26th February 2021

Museum Innovation and Skills Exchange, Italy

TFCC has been commissioned by the British Council and British Embassy in Italy to undertake a short research exercise which:

- Explores opportunities for UK / Italy collaboration and exchange in the museums sector
- Identifies key skills and development needs for museums of different types and locations
- Sets out priority actions for museum capacity-development over the next 2 years - as part of an EU museum development programme.

This project connects with our work in the museums development project: Bridging the Gap.

22nd February 2021

Creative Industries Strategy and Roadmap for Ukraine 2021-2023

TFCC has been commissioned by USAID to support the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy in Ukraine to develop a Creative Industries Strategy and Roadmap 2021-2023. Our work will involve the development of a Creative Industries Strategy development framework. This will be established via engagement with Government and key partners in business and the wider cultural sector.

Ukraine, a vast and diverse nation, has for some years prioritised the cultural and creative industries for their ability to drive inclusive growth and diversify the economic base. However, economic, social and political challenges have limited the impact of approaches to date. The establishment of a Strategy and Roadmap marks an ambitious new phase in policy development, with the cultural and creative industries well-placed to play a key role in post-Covid recovery.

TFCC has worked in the Ukraine across a number of projects, including early mapping and capacity-building activities with The British Council and Council of Europe, and a range of city-focused work, notably in Kirovograd in the centre of the country.