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1st February 2017

Tom Fleming to Keynote at Margate Arts, Culture & Heritage Conference, UK

After years of challenge, Margate has become the envy of seaside towns across the UK, not only for its flagship cultural infrastructure but also for the vibrancy of its fast-growing creative industries.

This event celebrates the learning from almost 10 years of culture-led placemaking in Margate, with a focus on the legacy of the innovative Margate Arts Creativity Heritage partnership programme, and with a view to the future of economic and cultural development across Thanet (the local authority area).

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy developed the 10 Year Cultural Vision for Margate in 2008. Tom will reflect on achievements to date and explore some of the big picture opportunties for culture-led place-making in Margate and other smaller towns where culture is championed.

3rd January 2017

Evaluation of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture

At TFCC we are excited to be part of the team selected to undertake the evaluation of Hull 2017, the 2nd UK City of Culture. Hull is a city undergoing culture-led transformation, with 2017 providing the opportunity to showcase the city's distinctive cultural offer, develop talent and grow audiences. TFCC is working with the evaluation lead - Regeneris - to measure a set of qualitative and quantitative outcomes which have been co-defined by the University of Hull and the Hull 2017 Culture Company. The final evaluation report will play an important role in understanding the role and value of cultural investment in city-making.

13th December 2016

Tom Fleming keynote speaker at College Day for Nottingham Trent University, UK

Every year the Schools of Art and Design; Architecture, Design and the Built Environment; and Arts and Humanities; converge in the heart of Nottingham Trent University for their College Day. This is when the future vision and positioning of the arts and design offer of the University are explored. Tom will talk about the ways universities need to not only respond to agendas for their city but to set them; on how they can be more open, collaborative and radical; and on the opportunities that exist to converge civic and institutional interests. This will reflect on our work for universities internationally, not least in terms of how they respond to changing demographics, business models and an unpredictable global environment.

9th & 10th December 2016

Tom Fleming speaking at Rise Up Summit, Cairo, Egypt

Rise Up is the biggest tech and creative summit in the Middle East and North Africa. It brings together over 5,000 entrepreneurs, investors, education institutions and civil society organisations to explore best and next practice in business and development. Tom is speaking on the invitation of the British Council Egypt, with which TFCC are advising on a creative economy programme for this incredible country.

Tom is providing a keynote speech on the importance of the creative economy. He is then participating in a panel discussion on hubs and clusters for the creative industries.

The Rise Up Summit came at the end of a week of meetings and engagements where TFCC and the British Council explored partnership and investment opportunities with key organisations concerned with growing the Egyptian creative economy.

29th November 2016

TFCC Co-commissioned to Undertake an Internationalisation and Export Study of the Estonian Creative Industries

TFCC, working with Civitta, the leading economic and social development consultancy of the Baltic region, has been commissioned by the Government of Estonia to analyse the internationalisation and export activities of Estonian creators and creative companies. This will assess the international reputation, breakthrough potential and collaboration possibilities of the Estonian Creative Industries.

Our approach will be through a programme of interviews at key international festivals and events, surveys and workshops with industry.

Estonia has for over a decade prioritised the Creative Industries as a major sector for economic development and its wider cultural renaissance is viewed as central to the country's relative success as an innovative and attractive place for talent. TFCC has built a longstanding relationship with Estonia and the wider Baltic region, supporting sector development and championing the energy and distinctiveness of the creative scene.